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…

Dry August Man: Sobering up with purpose

Indulging in a glass or two of wine after work was routine for Jamie, a freelance professional who works in Melbourne CBD, but when he heard of “dry July“, he loved the idea of ditching alcohol for one month to support a charitable activity. To make things more interesting, Jamie now has his very own tradition of going sober for the whole month of August every year, and donating the money saved to a different Read more…

3 tips to start your journey to a plastic-free life

The war on plastic has been constantly on the news for years. Our oceans are filling up with waste, animals are suffering, beaches are being destroyed and, ultimately, the health of us humans is in danger, too. We get it. The real question is: how can we keep living our daily lives with ease, without trashing the planet? As many of you already know, it is harder said than done.  Eco-Friendly wraps for the kitchen. Read more…

“Your journey is our journey” – The SisterWorks growing family

*By Daria Impiombato Australia is a country of migrants. After the two world wars, it welcomed thousands of Europeans running from poverty. It then became the dream destination for newcomers from all the corners of the world, in search of a brighter future. It is now home to millions of people of all nationalities and backgrounds. They all came here with goals and dreams in mind, but they were not given the same tools to Read more…

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