JHerro Pty Ltd is a 100% ‘Women Owned Indigenous Business’ we navigate the ‘Diversity & Inclusion’ landscape. Unlocking commercial value with compliant, reportable products and brands that can achieve Indigenous and minority engagement targets for policy, reconciliation action plans (RAP) and corporate social responsibility.
Jasmin Herro is an Indigenous business woman and entrepreneur who has owned and operated several successful businesses over the past two decades. She has comprehensive work and management experience in a wide variety of industries. A descendant from the Torres Strait Islands – Mer (Murray) Island Jasmin is a registered artist with the Australian Indigenous Art Code and has created, designed and launched two Indigenous brands: Tjindgarmi stationery and office products and Teter Mek story books and classroom resources. She is an international keynote speaker on supplier diversity and Indigenous business. She is the current CEO of the Teter Mek Foundation which creates products and programs that encourages school children of all ages and backgrounds to connect with their local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
2014 Melbourne Business School – ‘Outstanding Recent Alumnus’
2014 Ethnic Business Awards – Indigenous Finalist
2014 AFR/Westpac 100 Women of Influence – Business Enterprise
2014 Supply Nation – ‘Special Recognition’
Keynote and Guest Presenter:
Australian Red Cross Indigenous Food Security Forum (Alice Springs) 2009
Ashfield Council International Women’s Day (Haberfield) 2011
Procurement & Supply Australasia (PASA) (Melbourne) 2013
International Women’s Federation of Commerce & Industry (IWFCI) (Melbourne) 2014
Building Indigenous Business (Okwaho Network)(Toronto) 2015
Indigenous Global Trade Opportunities Panel (RES) (Las Vegas) 2015
Social Entrepreneurship – Student & Parent Speech Day (The British Schools of Nanjing) 2015
The Key to Meeting the Future (Procurement Australia) (Melbourne) 2016
International Women’s Day Staff Lunch (King & Wood Mallesons) (Sydney) 2017
Melbourne Business School Leadership Dinner (MBS) (Melbourne) 2017
Native Title & Economic Conference (Native Title Services Victoria) (Melbourne) 2017
The Federal Government Indigenous Procurement Policy (IPP), NSW Aboriginal Participation in Construction (APIC) and other policies designed to engage with Indigenous businesses (based on majority ownership) to create a sustainable economy for Indigenous people to use commerce to achieve economic success and employment outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Prime contract holders with Federal and State Government are starting to see realise the value in supplier diversity and including Indigenous businesses in their supply chains. It is indeed time to take Indigenous business out of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and put it on the balance sheet.
Art & Culture
As a registered artist with the Australian Indigenous Art Code, my preferred media is paint on ceramic and canvas. I value the opportunity I’ve had to connect with my art and culture and share them through the creation of both Tjindgarmi and the Teter Mek which has been a life changing journey. These brands and products have been created for a commercial market and it has been a source of great pride to be able to monetise my craft and passion.
The support and guidance I have received from the Melbourne Business School and the Asia Pacific Social Impact Centre – through the ‘Murra’ Indigenous Business Master Class has enabled me as an entrepreneur to grow personally and connect with like minded Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business owners and executives.