eS4W has a fantastic group of member organisations who, together, have extensive networks in urban and regional Australia that support our consultation.

Membership with eS4W is open to any organisation that has a primary interest in women and women’s issues, has a national focus, supports the principles and objectives of eS4W and is prepared to work collaboratively on national policy issues affecting women.

If your organisation is interested in becoming a member of eS4W please contact our Executive Officer at for an informaton pack.

For an outline of the responsibilities of the Members and the Management Group please view: MG and Council PDs 280911revised20131014

Membership Organisations:

  • AWE – Association of Women Educators
    AWE is a national organisation which, through its branches and Executive, works to address social and equity issues for women and girls in education and related areas
    Council member representatives:  Roselynne Anderson and Ralyee Davies
  • AFGW – Australian Federation of Graduate Women
    AFGW INC is the national voice of graduate women, promoting the advancement of women worldwide and their equality of opportunity through initiatives in education, friendship and peace.
    Council member representatives:  Dalma Jacobs and ‘Trisha Blombery
  • BPW – Business and Professional Women Australia
    BPW works to raise the status of women and encourages women to become well informed and active at local, national and international levels.
    Council member representatives:  Sandra Cook and Janis Shaw
  • FECCA – Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils of Australia
    FECCA is the peak, national body representing Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. FECCA’s role is to advocate, lobby and promote issues on behalf of its constituency to government, business and the broader community.
    Council member representatives:  Gulnara Abbasova and Erin Gillen
  • IWFCI – International Women’s Federation of Commerce and Industry
    IWFCI was formed to meet the emerging needs of women in business and in recognition of their increasing contribution to the world of commerce, the community and to government.
    Council member representatives:  Dr Simone Aybar and Diana Abruzzi
  • Jera International
    JERA works as a medium between you, community and decision-makers by providing opportunity, information, access, training and expertise linkages. A practical and rights-based approach is used to directly advance women’s participation in policy discussions and change.
    Council member representative:  Judith van Unen and Carol Shaw
  • NCSMC – The National Council of Single Mothers and their Children Incorporated
    NCSMC has been an organisation for single mothers since its conception in the early 1970`s. NCSMC believes that having access to information and support when and as required is empowering, it enables women to make informed decisions, and better equips them to protect and support themselves and their child (ren).
    Council member representative: Terese Edwards
  • NFAW – National Foundation of Australian Women
    NFAW is dedicated to promoting and protecting the interests of Australian women and ensuring that the aims and ideals of the women’s movement and its collective wisdom are handed on to new generations of women.
    Council member representatives: Kate Gunn and Kathy MacDermott
  • NTWWC – Northern Territory Working Women’s Centre
    NTWWC provides information, support, advice and advocacy services to women on work-related issues.
    Council member representative:  Anna Davis
  • Older Women’s Network
    A national body, OWN Australia, was established in 1993 to act as a lobby group for older women and to liaise with other national women’s organisations. OWN Australia is coordinated by representatives from OWN groups in NSW, Western Australia, Queensland.
    Council member representatives: Aloma Fennell and Sharon Tuite
  • Professionals Australia (Formerly APESMA)
    Professionals Australia is a network of 25,000 Australian professionals working together for a better future for all our members.
    Council member representative:  Melanie O’Toole
  • QVWC – The Queen Victoria Women’s Centre
    QVWC is a hub for women’s issues, ideas and leadership across ages, cultures, interests and localitieis.  A place for women, by women.
    Council member representative:  Vivia Hickman
  • QWWS – Queensland Working Women’s Service
    QWWS is a free, confidential and supportive service assisting women with work-related matters.  QWWS targets our services to assist women who may not have other support or union membership.
    Council member representative: Kerriann Dear
  • The Women’s Investment Club
    The Women‘s Investment Club – a self-directed community set up to help Australian women improve their financial know-how, learn skills & gain confidence. This knowledge will assist them to better manage their money, investments and personal finance decisions. WIC offers opportunities for financial education through Events, Courses, Forums, Resources, Experts, Videos & many fun activities.  Come along to one of our events, or better yet become a Member and take advantage of the valuable opportunities available through the Club.
    Council member representative:  Meena Wahi
  • TradeUP Australia
    TradeUP Australia is a newly formed initiative looking for industry and community support to encourage women to see a skilled trade as a viable career option
    Council member representative:  Sarah-Jayne Flatters
  • Uniting Care Tasmania
    UnitingCare Tasmania reports to the Synod of Victoria and Tasmania and is responsible for the provision of family and community services and social justice advocacy in Tasmania. All our work is inspired and guided by the principles of justice and compassion. UnitingCare Tasmania delivers services that support and assist vulnerable families, children and young people and provides quality early learning and care to the local communities of Hobart, Launceston and Ulverstone.
    Council member representative:  Lindy O’Neill
  • VIEW Clubs of Australia (Voice, Interests and Education of Women)
    VIEW women are seriously committed to providing educational opportunities for disadvantaged Australian children and their families, and have great fun while actively contributing in their local communities.
    Council member representative:  Maryanne Maher
  • WAVE – Women in Adult and Vocational Education
    WAVE is a national network of women involved in VET, ACE and the broad field of work-related education and training.
    Council member representative:  Elaine Butler and Linda Simon
  • WCEI – Women’s Chief of Enterprises International
    WCEI provides its members with both national and international connections; an online community; state events and national conferences; and numerous learning and leadership development opportunities
    Council member representatives:  Julie Triulzi
  • WIRE – Women’s information
    WIRE provides free information, support and referrals to women across Victoria.
    Council member representative:  Rachael Bausor
  • WWCSA – Working Women’s Centre SA Inc
    WWCSA provides information, support, advice and advocacy services to women on work-related issues.
    Council member representative:  Sandra Dann
  • ZONTA Dist 24 NSW
    District 24 is part of a world-wide, non-partisan, non-sectarian organisation whose members are culturally diverse and from an array of working lives in professional, business, government and academic roles.
    Council member representative: Margaret Bateman
  • ZONTA Area 5
    Zonta International is a leading global service organisation of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.  Zontians in District 23 (Northern Territory, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia) support a range of service projects and awards at the International, District and Club levels to help women in Australia and overseas
    Council member representative:  Christine Hepburn