Who we are

SisterWorks is a not-for-profit social enterprise, based in Melbourne.

Through work and entrepreneurship, our mission is to support women who are refugees, asylum seekers or migrants to improve their confidence, mental wellbeing and sense of belonging.  

Our Vision: An Australia where all migrant women are given the opportunities to become economically empowered

Work Empowers Women - Our Model

SisterWorks Empowerment Hubs are workplaces and training centres that provide women who are refugees, asylum seekers or migrants with meaningful opportunities to develop pathways of education, employment, entrepreneurship and leadership. 

The Empowerment Hubs provide a centralised meeting place to prevent isolation and helps these women to connect with each other, as well as to connect with local and global communities.

SisterWorks delivers learning opportunities through our Labs: Support, Design, Cooking, Business, Digital and Pathways. SIsterWorks provides a safe, friendly and nurturing space. We learn by doing. We share knowledge and we support each other and together we grow.

Together we are strong - Present and Future Plans

To date, we have supported more than 492 women from 56 different countries. To increase the number of migrant and refugee women empowered to access opportunities in the workforce, SisterWorks is starting to share its Model into other Victorian regions. New partners and Sisters are joining our SisterWorks Family in Dandenong, Bendigo and Carringbush.

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