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Building Financial Resilience in Disadvantaged Women (Global Sisters)

Posted on 4 April 2021

Women

This project’s aim was to support disadvantaged women facing barriers to mainstream employment to access face-to-face and online support and education by providing accessible pathways to entrepreneurship.

CHIEF MINISTER’S CHARITABLE FUND 2019 GRANT – $10,000

This project’s aim was to support disadvantaged women facing barriers to mainstream employment to access face-to-face and online support and education by providing accessible pathways to entrepreneurship.

Global Sisters programs build capacity in business education, planning, product/service development, financial literacy, marketing, sales and technology in a range of industries, including STEM. Participants are equipped with the skills, knowledge and self-belief to participate in their communities and to make a significant contribution to their own economic wellbeing and that of their family.

Participants include CALD, ATSI, single mothers, violence survivors, women over 50 and women with disability. Participating Sisters go on to launch businesses and start to earn their own income. Over time, and with the support of the program’s long-term roadmap of support, Sisters become financially resilient and local leaders through their businesses.

With this grant, Global Sisters co-designed, developed, and launched a new online educational program, which gave the organisation’s Sister School a more accessible and flexible platform to ensure ALL women can access the organisation’s services – regardless of rural, remote or urban location and regardless of their circumstances.