Happy International Women’s Day 2019!

Happy International Women’s Day 2019! Today, as we move towards #BalanceforBetter, it’s the perfect time to celebrate working women world over. Women’s rights have come a long way in the last decade – even in the last year – but gender equality is not a goal that can be ticked off and filed away. It is an undertaking that, like balance, requires constant energy and perpetual fine-tuning. Whether they are working to support themselves, working Read more…

African Market

SisterWorks will be part of the Village Market every Sunday in March. Meet our African entrepreneurs who will be selling their beautiful products and will offer visitors a chance to connect with African culture.  The Village Market will have African-inspired food and visitors can meet our African Entrepreneurs and learn more about their handmade products. Experience this exciting new market at the Werribee Open Range Zoo starting from February 3. Entry to the Village Market Read more…

Tote bag

Support a Sister, Buy a Bag

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2019 in style, we are launching a new range of hand printed tote bags in our online store. The lovely ladies here at SisterWorks have been working on new geometric print designs. All designs are printed on fair-trade cotton with hand made prints in a range of colours, the new SisterWorks totes are simply groovy. As always, the new tote bag range is designed and crafted by our savvy Entrepreneurs, Read more…

Support a creative entrepreneur

Attending this workshop you will support Faith, one of our creative entrepreneurs. Our workshop sessions support our entrepreneurs by giving them an opportunity to teach their creative skills and to make unique ethical, local and handmade products. Faith is one of our creative entrepreneurs. She’s originally from Papua, New Guinea. She came to Australia in 2016. Faith always has a welcoming smile. She finds joy in teaching her skills and assisting women to improve their Read more…

What is women empowerment and why do we need it?

At SisterWorks we can say women empowerment and gender equality has proven to be positive for the Australian economy, for businesses, for local communities, for families, for men and women. Women empowerment is so important. Women are happier when they are economically independent, when they are in charge of their own lives. Empowerment is about learning a skill,  connecting with others, gaining working experience and settling down in Australia! According to the gender indicators*, fewer Read more…

Diversity, Entrepreneurship and Work / @LuzRestrepo

For some people starting an enterprise is part of an innate talent and desire to create something different. For many it is the only way to move forward.  In today’s word, all of us need to develop entrepreneurial skills, or “intrapreneurial” skills if you work as an employee. Why do we need entrepreneurial skills? Entrepreneurs are often seen only in the business context, which can miss the true essence of what they are about.  Entrepreneurs (and Intrapreneurs) Read more…

Out of a tragedy, hope is born: A donation changing lives

In 2017 a plane crashed into a shopping centre in Essendon leaving 5 people dead. The tragedy affected the families of the occupants (4 US citizens and the Australian pilot), and the ordeal was recognized as the worst civil aviation accident in Victoria in the last 30 years. A Spotlight Store was the most affected of the retail complex since the plane crashed directly into its walls and part of the roof. Although the plane Read more…

We started playing a new league: SisterWorks reaches Ritchies IGA

Mary came to Australia 4 years ago and spent the first half of that time isolated at home, experiencing a deep sorrow for being so far from her children still in Sri Lanka. Days would go by and to Mary a Monday was no different to a Friday, and although Australia was a safe new country, the feeling of not belonging was too strong. The language barrier stopped her from making friends and friends was Read more…

A Jump in the History of Ethiopian Coffee

Chances are that, if you call yourself a Melburnian, you are in love with that dark, bitter and addictive substance that is sold by the millions every day in our lovely city: yes, we are talking about coffee. The origins of the drink are as dark and mysterious as coffee itself, and SisterWorks is ready to bring you on a journey of discovery. Where does coffee come from and what is exactly a “coffee ceremony”? Read more…

How to fashion: Buy to empower women!

The Melbourne Fashion Week is over and it has left us wanting more glamour and spark, especially with so many new green and sustainable fashion choices. This fairly recent tendency keeps involving more and more brands and fashion designers, which are going all-in with thoughtful business practices.  The best part is, you don’t need to go too far to find social enterprises that are making magic happen every single day. SisterWorks is here to provide the Read more…

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