SisterWorks’ mission is to support women who are refugees, asylum seekers or migrants to improve their confidence, mental wellbeing and sense of belonging.
The SisterWorks model – Work Empowers Women – runs flexible dual programs, where women develop both English literacy and business skills. The program creates individual pathways to employment, entrepreneurship, further education, leadership, and community connectedness.
SisterWorks has a strong team of 200 women who are developing future leaders in Melbourne’s multicultural community. They are working towards a more egalitarian Australia, with more diverse and empowered women.
ESSIE BURBRIDGE SUB FUND
SisterWorks Emerging Female Leaders Project is funded by the Essie Burbridge Sub Fund.
Inspired by Essie’s community work in Melbourne’s western suburbs and her desire to challenge racism and promote social cohesion, the Victorian Women’s Trust initially established the Essie Burbridge Community Award and then the Sub Fund in her name.
The Sub Fund supports projects that:
Organisation: SisterWorks Inc
Grant type: Sub Fund
SisterWorks is building its capacity to support and promote emerging leaders. Partnering with the Victorian Government’s Women Victoria and UN Women, SisterWorks will develop a customised leadership program for thirty migrant/refugee women working in vital leading roles.
The program will operate over twelve months and involve face-to-face group workshops, one-to-one coaching, webinars & digital content.