We are growing: SisterWorks in Bendigo

In May this year, we started the Bendigo adventure with the HelloSister program. HelloSister is a strategy to scale the SisterWorks successful model to other communities, functioning as Empowerment hubs. We aim to create a space to learn, share, support and growth. Bendigo was selected to be one of the pioneers’ rural cities partners of SisterWorks, due to its high density of migrant families. Currently, nine women are part of HelloSister program, with a waiting Read more…

You are invited to our Gala Night

Celebrating SisterWorks Gala Night and Charity Auction Please join us for our glamorous gala dinner and fun-filled auction of items and experiences (ranging from $50 to $500+). Date: Saturday 31 August Time: 7 pm Venue: Amora Hotel Riverwalk in Richmond Dress Code: Formal. Single ticket: $150 Table of 8 people: $1200 Click here to purchase your ticket. If you are not able to attend but would like to make a contribution, please donate online.  

Reusable bread bag

New sustainable packaging products 

July is bringing the launch of three brand new sustainable food packaging products  *By Maria Chindris and Sarah Herbert Bread Bag Nothing beats the smell of fresh bread in the morning… taking a nice stroll to the local bakery to get some loaves for the day or week. You know that those bakers wake so very early in the morning, kneading away at those soft and fluffy loaves you indulge in. After all this work Read more…

Plastic Free in July

Celebrate ‘Plastic Free July’ with SisterWorks. You will save your time, money and the planet!  *By Maria Chindris and Sarah Herbert So what is Plastic Free July? In 2011 the Plastic Free Foundation initiated its Plastic Free July initiative. It has since expanded as a global, annual mission with the aim of eradicating single-use plastic to see a world without plastic waste. Its impact is astounding as in July 2018 alone, 120 million people across Read more…

NAIDOC Week – working towards a shared future

  SisterWorks’ team pays full respect to all the First Nation people, especially the elders, past, present and becoming. We support the Treaty and respect the enduring culture of the First Nation people. We give thanks and acknowledge that we are standing on the land seized from Wathuarung people of the Kulin Nation. As an organisation promoting the empowerment of women through work, we value the importance of resilience and the right for each woman to emancipate and Read more…

Celebrating our multicultural team

Our multicultural team met to plan the strategic direction for the new financial year, commencing this week. It was a productive all-day session where we discussed the best way to support each other. First, we would like to thank all the people who supported us and donated in the last financial year. With your support, we can keep helping more women to improve their confidence and wellbeing. We would like to also invite you to Read more…

DIY Fabric Earrings Workshop

Join our Sister Soofia and learn how to make your own colorful fabric earrings ready to wear or give them as a handmade present.  Soofia is originally from Iran and came to Australia 6 years ago as an international student. After one year she met her husband through a common friend and moved to Queensland. After a year they both moved to Victoria and got married. Soofia found SisterWorks through a friend, and now she is very Read more…

Give at the end of the financial year

We have supported more than 492 women from 56 different countries. Help us to continue supporting more women who are refugees, asylums seekers, and migrant, so they can access working opportunities and empower themselves. Thanks for your support! Donations of $2 or more to SisterWorks are tax deductible in Australia Donate now, thank you! Direct deposits  Account Name: SisterWorks Inc. Account Number: 73 322 5805 BSB: 083-004 *Once you have completed the bank transfer, please Read more…

Let’s embrace Refugee Week

We celebrate the positive contributions made by refugees to our communities. We have proudly supported over 500 women from over 50 countries. We are committed to raising awareness about the issues affecting refugees. Through work and entrepreneurship, we support women who are refugees, asylum seekers or migrants to improve their confidence, mental wellbeing and sense of belonging. Help us to continue supporting more refugees, asylum seekers and migrants women, please donate online: https://sisterworks-2019-donation.herokuapp.com/

Make your own Beeswax Wrap and take it home!

Cutting down on plastic waste? Keep your food fresh and plastic free with reusable wraps made from beeswax. These practical and environment-friendly wraps are produced in our design lab in Richmond by our talented entrepreneurs, and now you can learn how to make them too! SisterWorks is offering a fun and useful workshop on how to make our signature beeswax wraps. They are waste-free, easy to clean, and perfect for wrapping fruit, vegetables, sandwiches, cheese, Read more…

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