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eS4W Member Organisations

Member 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 Tracey Chappell

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AGEC – Australian Gender Equality Council

Working for balance! AGEC’s vision is simple – to achieve gender equality in Australia. Through high profile national

awareness campaigns, advocacy and research, it aims to drive a cultural shift in Australia so that women and men have the same rights and opportunities across all sectors of the community. We believe that gender equality will be achieved when the different behaviours, aspirations and needs of women and men are equally valued, respected and are manifest in Australian society.

Council member representatives:  Victoria Weekes and Pascale Helyar-Moray

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GWQ – Graduate Women Queensland

The voice of graduate women in Queensland promoting the advancement of women worldwide and their equity of

opportunity through initiatives in education, friendship and peace.

Council member representative:  Miranda Mortlock

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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 and Julie Forster

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Of One Mind

Of One Mind, is a cultural enterprise formed in 2013 to promote cultural activities & to develop & support cultural

activities which address or communicate pressing social issues & create lasting cultural change through social innovation.   The focus of the company since its formation has been in promoting and in two cases producing, the WOW (Women of the World) Festivals in Australia in partnership with the Southbank Centre London.  As of 2017 the WOW Foundation has been set up in London and Of One Mind now delivers WOW Australia events in partnership with the WOW Foundation. WOW is a Festival that focuses on gender equality through celebrating the stories of achievement of women and girls across all sectors while identifying and discussing the barriers that still remain.  The event uses a mixture of conversation, storytelling, skills development workshops and creative activity to achieve its aims.  It is now a global movement and Foundation for which the Directors of Of One Mind are Global Ambassadors.  The patron of WOW in Australia is Quentin Bryce.   Economic security for women is a key focus in all of the discussions and activities of Of One Mind and much of their work is aligned to the UN Sustainability Goals.

Council member representatives:  Cathy Hunt & Julie Baikie

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Soroptimist International Australia

Soroptimist International is a worldwide volunteer service organisation for all women who work to improve the lives of

women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. Through its General Consultative Status (Category One) as a non-governmental organisation at the United Nations, Soroptimist International seeks equality, peace, and international goodwill for women.
Soroptimist International Australia wants to spread our message of hope and compassion. We believe that a single action can make a difference in the community, and that collective action can greatly impact the world. Through advocacy and outreach activities, our team works tirelessly each day to contribute their part to the greater good.

Council members:  Wendy Evans and Dianne Lockwood

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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

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VIEW Clubs of Australia (Voice, Interests and Education of Women)

VIEW is a women’s volunteer organisation with over 15,000 members across Australia exclusively supporting The Smith

Family’s work to improve educational outcomes for disadvantaged Australian children and young people. Through its supportive network, VIEW women build lasting friendships, empowered and connected by the common purpose to support The Smith Family and make a difference to Australian children in need.

Council member representative:  Maryanne Maher

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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: Menaka Cooke and Varan Freestone

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WWCSA – Working Women’s Centre SA Inc

WWCSA provides information, support, advice and advocacy services to women on work-related issues.

Council member representative:  Abbey Kendall

Women’s Health Goulburn North East

WHGNE is a dynamic,  independent, feminist organisation committed to improving the health, safety and wellbeing of women in the Goulburn Valley and North East Victoria.

We are dedicated to promoting the health outcomes of all women, and to improving the delivery of health and community services for women in our local  community.

Representative:  Amanda Kelley

We acknowledge and affirm the diversity, capability, strength, and resilience of women, and work to build on  these strengths to achieve safer, fairer and more equitable social, environmental and economic outcomes for women.

To achieve this goal, we:

  • Research women’s experiences of health to raise awareness, change attitudes, and influence service response.
  • Are alert to the political environment, and work to uphold and advance women’s rights by influencing policy and planning.
  • Provide professional training and education to develop skills and resources that empower local women, communities and service providers.
  • Implement a range of integrated health promotion activities across the Hume region.
  • Work in strong  collaboration with women, organisations and communities.
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AFA – Association of Financial Advisers (AFA Inspire)

The AFA has been the authentic voice of advice professionals since its beginning in 1946. Today, the AFA is a vibrant,

innovative association whose members remain driven by a shared belief in the value of great advice for more Australians.

 Council member representatives:  Dianne Charman and Deborah Kent

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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 Jacqueline Graham

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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:  Diana Abruzzi

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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

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: Nicki Petrou

Tasmanian Women in Agriculture

Tasmanian Women in Agriculture (TWiA) is a voluntary, non political, independent and grass roots organisation that recognises

the needs and aspirations of people involved in agriculture, business and living in rural communities, in particular women and their families in Tasmania. TWiA formed in 1994, from a gathering of over 140 women from around the state, we now have a membership base of 1,000 and growing.

Council member representative:  Sue Martin

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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

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:  Jan Edwards and Debra Parker

Women’s Health and Wellbeing Barwon South West Inc (WHWBSW)

WHWBSW is a feminist organisation committed to intersectionality, gender equality and best practice health

promotion.  WHWBSW’s focus is on translating the evidence into action and ensuring this leads to positive change in women’s lives. As regional champions for women and girls we address gender inequality and the determinants of women’s health through leadership, advocacy, knowledge translation, capacity building and strategic partnerships. WHWBSW’s key focus is on progressing equality between women and men as it is a direct and effective way to improve health outcomes for women. Gender equality is also a pre-condition for the prevention of violence against women before it occurs and the realisation of women’s sexual and reproductive health, rights and choice, our other priority areas of work.  Critically WHWBSW have developed a new piece of work that aims to act on women’s voices and provide women with resources and our partners with the tools to understand gender inequality, to access resources and to change the structures, norms and systems that underpin inequality and injustice.

Council member representatives:  Emma Mahony

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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: Sharyl Scott

AGW – Australian Graduate Women

AGW 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 Shirley Randell

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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:   Lauren Stark

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NCWA – National Council of Women Australia

NCWA is a national non-government umbrella organisation with broadly humanitarian and educational objectives,

which seeks to raise the awareness of women and girls to their rights and responsibilities as citizens and to encourage the participation of women in all aspects of community life. We work with, and across all sectors, to identify and bring about change to ensure that there is equity and security for all in Australia.

Council member representative:  Barbara Baikie and Robyn Nolan

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National Older Women’s Network

A national body, NOWN Australia, was established in 1993 to act as a lobby group for older women and to liaise with

other national women’s organisations. NOWN Australia is coordinated by representatives from NOWN groups in NSW, Western Australia, Queensland.

Council member representatives: Aloma Fennell and Sharon Tuite

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QVWC – The Queen Victoria Women’s Centre

QVWC is a hub for women’s issues, ideas and leadership across ages, cultures, interests and localities.  A place for women, by women.

Council member representative:  Jo Porter

The Brisbane Women’s Club

The Brisbane Women’s Club is a centre for Brisbane and Queensland women to exercise progressive leadership around

issues of public importance for women, to support projects and organisations aimed at improving the lives of women, and to mentor and guide younger women to achieve equal participation in the social, cultural, political and economic arenas of Australian life. The Club aims to bring together a diverse group of professional women in Brisbane and South East Queensland. Being a part of Brisbane Women’s Club is an opportunity to actively get involved in activities and events which have benefits for women and which are of great interest to Brisbane Women’s Club members, to extend professional and personal networks with like-minded women, and to be part of an organisation that speaks out on behalf of women.

Council member representative:  Robyn Harris

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Victorian Women’s Trust (VWT)

An independent advocate for women and girls. Since 1985, VWT have been promoting true gender equality through annual grants, targeted research, education, policy submissions, events and more.

Council Members:  Mary Crooks

WEL – Women’s Electoral Lobby

The Women’s Electoral Lobby is dedicated to creating a society where women’s participation and their ability to fulfil their

potential are unrestricted, acknowledged and respected and where women and men share equally in society’s responsibilities and rewards.Over the past four decades, the Women’s Electoral Lobby has been a force to be reckoned with in Australian politics.

Council member representative:  Emma Davidson

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WIRE – Women’s information

WIRE provides free information, support and referrals to women across Victoria.

Council member representative:  Julie Kun

WWQ – Working Women Queensland

WWQ is a free, confidential and supportive service assisting women with work-related matters.  WWQ targets our services to assist women who may not have other support or union membership.

Council member representative: Fiona Hunt

ZONTA Dist 23

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

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