We all want a secure future and take great steps to get there. We hope that despite our backgrounds and circumstances, we all have the same access to employment opportunities like everyone else.
Yet so many women are excluded from the workforce because of their cultural background, single parent status and English language capabilities.
Some women see self employment through their own online business as a step towards financial independence.
“This grant will help Global Sisters to support women who have barriers to accessing mainstream employment to become financially independent. Helping them to build a strong online presence for their businesses is critical. It enables them to reach more customers and build a brighter future for themselves, starting a positive ripple effect for their families and their communities.”
– Natasha Rees, Head of Sustainability
Global Sisters’ Design for Success program works with women who are financially excluded to enhance their small business skills and increase their capacity to earn a steady income whilst being role a model for peers in their community. Design for Success will focus on each woman’s online business, providing education, practical business support and coaching, business plan development, marketing, branding, as well as graphic and web design assistance. Each participant will be supported and nurtured by mentors from the broader Global Sisters’ network.
A special thank you to the Phyllis Connor Memorial Trust for supporting this project.
Helping young newly arrived young women at Bendigo Kangan Institute.
Supporting migrant and refugee women to find pathways to financial stability.
Providing new mothers from migrant and refugee backgrounds with baby books and literacy resources in both their mother tongue and English.
Teaching young women and gender non-conforming young people media and broadcasting skills.
So that in this lifetime we can be: