MC, Media Personality, Speaker, Educator & Consultant
Shelley Ware is a proud Yankunytjatjara and Wirangu woman from Adelaide, South Australia, who resides in Melbourne. Shelley is an accomplished and well sought-after MC and keynote presenter to corporations and events, espousing her personal journey, perspective on females in sport, racism, Aboriginal issues, and also childhood education. Shelley is an experienced teacher who is passionate about embedding Aboriginal history and culture into classrooms around Australia.
More about Shelley Ware:
Shelley is a regular corporate speaker to large and small groups. Speaking about the impacts of racism, AFL, diversity in the workplace, females in sport, embedding Aboriginal History and Culture into classrooms and reconciliation, she is a dynamic and powerful presenter.
Since 2012, Shelley has worked in the media as a radio and television presenter on both local and national AFLM and AFLW live football news shows. She is a member of the Outersanctum Podcast Show and Broad Radio and writes an AFL column fortnightly for the Koori Mail.
Shelley is a member of the Carlton FC and her local Council RAP committee and a VIS board member. Shelley has become one of the most respected and recognised female presenters of AFLM and AFLW football in the country. She was announced the 2019 Essendon Women’s Network ‘Football Woman of the Year.’
Shelley has co-written the national curriculum through Culture is Life for teachers and ABC Education for The Australian Wars, The Australian Dream and Archie Roach – Stolen Generation. For the fourth year in a row, she has written the national primary curriculum for NAIDOC week with SBS Learn and in 2022 is writing for both primary and secondary years.
Also an experienced teacher, Shelley is passionate about embedding Aboriginal history and culture into classrooms around Australia. Shelley writes curriculum on the national level and she consults closely with staff and leadership at a school level through professional development days and staff meetings. She also visits schools, running workshops and lessons in Aboriginal art, history and culture in classrooms around Australia. Shelley specialises in literacy programs for primary school children, both publicly and privately.
Shelley Ware speaks about:
· First Nations history and culture*(tailored to requirements of group)
· Effects of racism
· Advocacy work in Racism
· Women in sport and sports media
· Public speaking workshops
· School workshops in art and Aboriginal History and Culture – helping teachers to embed into their curriculum.
We highly recommend Shelley Ware as an MC. She recently hosted an awards dinner with over 650 guests in the room (at the Melbourne Convention Centre) and ten award categories to get through, which is no easy task. She managed the room with precision, kept proceedings moving to ensure guests remained engaged and did an exceptional job! In the lead up she was thorough in gaining an understanding of the expectations in hosting the event and was a delight to deal with. She is a true professional. Thank you for contributing to our event’s success!
-Local Government Professionals Inc
The Long Walk were honoured to have Shelley Ware as our MC for the 2015 Long Walk Women’s Lunch at the Atrium, Flemington.As one of TLW’s Indigenous Facilitators and a true supporter of the holistic work of the TLW , it was a pleasure to have Shelley along for the ride.In the lead up to the event Shelley was so easy to work with. Shelley was very flexible in her time and also quite understanding of the perplexities in pulling together an event of this size (over 700 in attendance).I found Shelley to be respectful, approachable and showed a genuine interest in the key note speakers, guest, sponsors and the like.Shelley is friendly, passionate, committed and genuinely a nice person and great to work with whether be at events, media or the education system, I highly recommend Shelley to any future employer.
-Collingwood Football Club
For the past three years Shelley Ware has been a fabulous ambassador for the Jean Hailes Women’s Health Week. Despite being a busy woman, juggling her teaching role, TV work, family and a great commitment to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, Shelley found time in her full schedule to give to Jean Hailes. Women’s Health Week is dedicated to all women across Australia to make good health a priority and Shelley is passionate about this. She has supported Jean Hailes by filming promotional videos, attending launch events and promoting the week on Marngrook Footy Show. She is active on social media and enthusiastically embraces the cause by tweeting and posting on Facebook and Instagram. Shelley is a fantastic woman to work with, she embodies the spirit of our organisation and Jean Hailes is proud to have her as an ambassador.