Needing to feel appreciated, respected and valued for what we can contribute to society is universal. For many of us, engaging in the paid workforce helps foster this.
Women with a disability or chronic illness face gender and disability discrimination whereby many employers can see them as poor employee prospects. Resulting in many of these women struggling to gain employment and have financial security.
(The Chronic Illness Alliance is) … aware of the greater obstacles that women, especially those with disability, face in seeking employment and the lack of adequate supports for them. This … offers some assistance to address these obstacles by at least demonstrating to women with disabilities themselves their considerable abilities learnt over many years.
– Robert Pask, Immediate Past President, Chronic Illness Alliance
The Chronic Illness Alliance has stepped up with a program – Working from our strengths: building confidence to assist women with disabilities seeking employment. This program is an accessible and hands-on online course that enables women living with a chronic illness to build their confidence in seeking employment. Throughout the 5 module course women are supported to explore their goals and reflect on their strengths, as well as identify areas for improvement, helping them to prepare and practise for future job interviews.
A special thank you to the Phyllis Connor Memorial Trust for supporting this project.
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So that in this lifetime we can be: