Women of Colour Australia
Women's Business has partnered with Women of Colour Australia (WoCA) on a new partnership with the Victorian Government. WoCA will lead co design of a new Executive Leadership Program, with funding from the Victorian Government, to address the structural barriers to leadership for Women of Colour.
Women & Leadership Australia
In 2019, we partnered with Women and Leadership Australia to launch their inaugural Indigenous Women's Leadership Symposium in 2019. Keynote speakers included June Oscar AO and Nova Peris OAM
Women for Election Australia
Aboriginal Greens Senator Lidia Thorpe spoke with Torres Strait Islander woman Kat Henaway in an online Zoom conversation organised by Women for Election Australia. Lidia affirms her an Aboriginal woman 'we have the fight in us'.
Women of Colour MPs & Senators
We launched Politics in Colour in 2020 with these amazing women of colour politicians. Watch the video of our interview with the inspirational Shadow Minister Linda Burney, Senator Mehreen Faruqi, Kaushaliya Vaghela MP and Jenny Leong MP.
Six women. Six generations.
Generation Women celebrates and amplifies women’s voices and creativity. Each month, six women of note read an original piece on a theme. Of those women, one is in her 20s, her 30s, her 40s, her 50s, her 60s, and her 70s+.
We spoke to three Women of Colour Councillors about the circumstances that led them into Local Government politics. It was an incredibly lively discussion with Clr Nadia Saleh, Clr Charishma Kaliyanda and Clr Sera Yilmaz. Co-Facilitated by Mariam Mourad, CEO of Bankstown Women's Health Centre.
Aboriginal Women Making History
In February 2021, we partnered with Natasha Short of Kimberley Birds to hear from three Aboriginal women candidates running in the WA Election - Divina D'Anna, Milli Hills and Naomi Pigram.
March 4 Justice
Women's Business supported the March 4 Justice organisers to ensure that Indigenous women were represented at some of their marches. Dunghutti woman Marie Barbaric said "...she knew the system did not work for women in general and especially women of colour.'
Political Candidate Training
In May 2021, we launched the first in a series of Political Candidate Training Workshops for Women of Colour. Sponsored by Trawalla Foundation and Women's Leadership Institute Australia, our one day workshops teach women of colour 'how to get elected'.
Sydney Morning Herald
A secure job and a sympathetic boss can be a victim's starting point in escaping domestic violence writes Ben Schneiders (SMH 2012).
June 2021 Launch
Women of Colour Australia is a newly established not-for-profit organisation run by women of colour for women of colour. Get to know, learn from and celebrate some of Australia’s most prominent and most inspiring Women of Colour from a wide array of backgrounds and lived experiences.
In August 2021, we spoke at the Women & Leadership Australia Sydney Symposium. The event featured incredibly inspiring women Jan Fran and Cathy Freeman. See our home page for scholarships available for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander women.