Strong Spirit Aboriginal Services
Strong Spirit Aboriginal Services in partnership with Indigenous Business Australia, will be hosting five face-to-face Indigenous women in business networking events. These events are for women with businesses located across the Hastings Region on Birpai Country. Women's Business will proudly co-facilitate their first event.
Date: 24 August 2023
Location: Port Macquarie
Tiddas in Business
Since 2021, we've facilitated Business Ready Workshops for Tiddas in Business. A series of culturally appropriate business activities that introduce entrepreneurship, business, and leadership skills for women who would like to go into business and are unsure where to start. The activities are led by Indigenous Businesswomen who provide insights, strategies, tools, and resources for starting and growing a business.
Upcoming events online are scheduled for:
Dates: 12 Sept and 11 Oct 2023
Women & Leadership Australia
We partnered with Women & Leadership Australia to deliver their 2023 First Nations Women’s Leadership Symposium on 3 August 2023. Developed in collaboration with Women's Business this event celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women leading at all levels across our organisations and communities.
Our inspiring keynote speakers included Assoc Prof Sue-Anne Hunter, Michelle Deshong, Carol Vale, Rachelle Towart OAM, Courtney Ugle, Sasha Sarago, Nornie Bero, Elverina Johnson, Carly Jia and Cr Ashleigh Vandenberg with a video message from the Hon. Linda Burney MP.
Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women's Voices)
We attended the Wiyi Yani U Thangani Summit 9-11 May 2023. On the second day, we participated in the panel discussion on Building Alliances: What relationships are needed to reach the future we want?
Women of Colour Australia
In 2022, we designed and developed the Victorian Government's first-of-its-kind leadership program for Women of Colour who hold or aspire to hold senior executive leadership roles.
Women & Leadership Australia
In 2019, we partnered with Women and Leadership Australia to launch their inaugural Indigenous Women's Leadership Symposium. Keynote speakers included June Oscar AO and Nova Peris OAM.
Political Candidate Training
Since 2021, we have run annual Political Candidate Training Workshops for Women of Colour. Sponsored by Pathways to Politics for Women, our workshops teach women 'how to get elected'.
Six women. Six generations.
We spoke at this Generation Women event in 2021. 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 a 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.
Women of Colour MPs & Senators
We launched Politics in Colour in 2020 with these amazing women politicians. Watch the video of our interview with the then Shadow Minister Linda Burney, Senator Mehreen Faruqi, Kaushaliya Vaghela MP and Jenny Leong MP.
Aboriginal Women Making History
In February 2021, we partnered with Natasha Short, CEO 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 "I knew the system did not work for women in general and especially Indigenous colour.'
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). Katja's personal journey of escaping domestic violence.
In August 2021, we spoke at the Women & Leadership Australia Sydney Symposium. The event featured inspiring women Jan Fran and Cathy Freeman. See our home page for scholarships available for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander women.
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.