A Cabrogal woman of the Dharug-speaking nations of Sydney, Mikaela Jade comes from the world’s oldest storytellers and is recognised as a leader in the technology space. Mikaela:
- has spoken at the United Nations (UN) in New York to demonstrate the impact of new technologies in Indigenous communities
- is a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Metaverse Governance Steering Group
- is a delegate on the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
- has completed a Master of Applied Cybernetics (with Commendation) at Australian National University’s School of Cybernetics.
In 2022, Mikaela was awarded the Schwab Foundation Social Innovators of the Year award, was nominated for the ACT Australian of the Year Award, and was named ANU Indigenous Alumna of the Year.
Her company, Indigital, is Australia’s first Indigenous edu-tech company. Indigital is built on a belief that together we can use digital technologies to preserve and proliferate 80,000 years of human knowledge while engaging First Nations peoples in education that leads to skills, jobs, and wealth creation to build a stronger future for all.