Established in 2020, West Coast Waddi is 100% Indigenous Owned and Operated Spring Water, Specialty Coffee and Services Company servicing a National footprint. West Coast Waddi is the expansion of Indigenous Beverages Australia East Coast arm.
West Coast Waddi is owned by Tomika Johnson a Goreng Goreng woman and Shakira Grasso a traditional owner from the Pilbara region with family connections though the Nyiyaparli and Palyku Aboriginal groups and links to Kariyarra and Ngarluma people on her great grandmothers side. As a 100% Indigenous female owned business West Coast Waddi is operated in Perth.
West Waddi is a specialist in the FMCG sectors, delivering services within the scope of our own experience and capacity.
About Our People
Tomika Johnson: Founding director and Co-owner of Indigenous Beverages Australia a unique Indigenous majority owned and managed self-start up company established in 2015. Carrying a strong social responsibility orientated vision has led to the collaboration of services within all sectors to actively make a change within the Indigenous and Non-Indigenous communities. Tomika’s vision to nationally supply quality,
boutique ranges of Natural Spring Water, Beverage and Specialty Coffee products to corporate, grass roots Australian companies complemented by the domestic market has led to the exponential growth of Indigenous Beverages Australia. Tomika’s mission as an Indigenous woman caring for country lead to the development of environmentally friendly products that are made with renewable resources, fully recyclable, degradable, and non-extractive, therefore delivering a much lower carbon footprint nationally. With an inherent ‘anything is achievable’ professional and personal drive Tomika is forging the way for future generations as one of Australia’s leading Indigenous women in business supporting many non-for-profit charities and community development organisations throughout Australia.
Taking lead from her Indigenous entrepreneur mother Tammy O’Connor, Shakira has also accepted a letter of offer from the University of Western Australia to study law. Shakira was awarded the FMG scholarship in year 8 to attend Perth College giving her strong business and entrepreneurial foundations.
Shakira shares the family drive and a vision for fair and equitable
Indigenous participation within the corporate space with her instilled core values to respect, preserve, collaborate, develop, and innovate within the Indigenous Business space. West Coast Waddi may be Shakira’s first enterprise but with her proven dedication, work ethic and support base she is certain to continue the intergenerational innovative legacy that has been passed down to her.
West Coast Waddi has evolved to share one common vision:
To actively demonstrate and support all Indigenous people of Australia.
West Coast Waddi is committed to building brighter futures for Indigenous Australians across the nation.
With a focus on bridging the gap between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians West Coast Waddi believes strongly that investing in future generation’s is a collective social responsibility and will only be achieved by significant collaboration, equitable education, mentoring and contribution from all stakeholders.
West Coast Waddi actively demonstrates that collectively we can make a significant impact within Indigenous Communities increasing Indigenous economic growth and prosperity.