Nicole Crnko, a proud Noongar Warrwa woman, is a warm, bright and authentic leader within Woodside. She has carved out a non-traditional pathway which she is genuinely passionate about and is an excellent example of someone who breaks down barriers and forges new ways of working. From wanting to work in forensics and completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Forensic and Biomolecular Science, to applying her technical knowledge in environment after completion of an Honours Degree in Biological Sciences working to improve conservation knowledge of an endangered bird species in the South-West, Nicole has now found her home within the inclusion and diversity team at Woodside, driving Indigenous opportunity, and an inclusive culture through Woodside’s Reconciliation Action Plan. Nicole’s passion is to create a sense of belonging for Indigenous people and increase the cultural awareness and competency of all, in any space that she finds herself in. She is particularly passionate about creating a safe space, free from shame or judgement, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders that may still be discovering their family and cultural connections.