Adele Peek

Co-founder, The Cultural Intelligence Project and founder, Make It Happen HQ

2024 WA Local Hero Nominee

Yawuru and Bunuba woman Adele Peek is determined to address the lack of capital and resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander entrepreneurs. 

With her sister, Cara Peek, she co-founded The Cultural Intelligence Project – a multi-award-winning platform that assists organisations to increase diversity and inclusion with conscious business solutions.  

Adele also founded Make It Happen HQ, a dynamic, first-of-its-kind innovation hub and think tank providing mentorship, funding and services for First Nations entrepreneurs in the start-up and scale-up stages.  

A specialist in Aboriginal strategic engagement and advice, Adele’s leadership skills have enabled her to secure support from major organisations. She has helped grow local Indigenous businesses, which contribute a social return on investment of $4.41 for every $1 invested, promoting self-determination and economic independence. 

Adele volunteers as vice chairperson for the not-for-profit Saltwater Country and was the former vice chairperson for Nagula Jarndu Women’s Resource Centre.