Department of Family and Community Services

2019 NSW Women's Week Grant Recipients

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The events being held during 2019 Women's Week by the successful Women's Week Grant recipients are:

Women Chiefs of Enterprises International (Australia) Ltd

Event: Step into Your Power

Step into Your Power is an informative and interactive event providing attendees with insights about how to empower themselves in every aspect of their lives - professional, social and family.

Event date: Wednesday 6 March 2019

Event location: Sydney

W: http://www.wcei.com.au/

Contact: 0420 619 963

Griffith Women in Business

Event: Griffith Women in Business Workshop

Griffith Women in Business will host a motivational speaker along with a facilitated networking event to assist members to develop their professional and social networks and build confidence.

Event date: Wednesday 6 March 2019

Event location: Griffith

W: https://www.griffithwomeninbusiness.org/

Contact: https://www.griffithwomeninbusiness.org/contact

Astrolabe Group

Event: Shaping the future - a networking event for women working in innovation and technology

Women Shaping the Future is an event where women working in industries using innovation and technology get the opportunity to share knowledge.

Event date: Tuesday 5 March 2019

Event location: Parramatta

W: http://astrolabegroup.com.au/

Contact: info@astrolabegroup.com.au

3Bridges Community Limited

Event: Healthy Mothers, Healthy Daughters

Women of all ages from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally diverse communities will come together to access culturally appropriate information about prominent health issues affecting their communities.

Event date: Friday 8 March 2019

Event location: Menai

W: https://3bridges.org.au/

Contact: 1300 327 434

Macarthur Diversity Services Initiative

Event: Focus on Health and Wellbeing

Women from a multicultural background living in the Campbelltown area will participate in discussions on food, lifestyle factors, and the implication on long-term health and wellbeing.

Event date: Monday 4 March 2019

Event location: Campbeltown

W: https://mdsi.org.au/

Contact: (02) 4627 1188

Shakti Migrant and Refugee Women's Support Group New South Wales Inc.

Event: Art Workshops and Exhibition

This Creative Arts project that will give an opportunity for refugee and migrant women and youth to participate in a workshop to enhance creativity and develop confidence, pride and sense of belonging.

Event date: Wednesday 6 March 2019

Event location: Wentworthville

W: https://shakti-international.org/shakti-australia/

Contact: 0404 174 285

Leeton Shire Council

Event: International Women's Day Breakfast @ Leeton Library

A breakfast held in The Leeton Shire Library will be prepared and served by hospitality students from the local High School where attendees will hear from guest speakers.

Event date: Tuesday 5 March 2019

Event location: Leeton

W: http://www.leeton.nsw.gov.au/

Contact: (02) 6953 0911

BEST Employment

Event: Linking Women's Week

This is a week of events designed to provide women and girls with opportunities to learn about wellness, women's hygiene and health, including breast and cervical cancer awareness, pregnancy and safe sex, well-being, and building self-confidence.

Event date: Monday 4 March 2019

Event location: Inverell

W: https://www.best.com.au/

Contact: 1800 660 660

Narwee Baptist Community Broadcaster Ltd (t/a 2 NBC FM)

Event: Women’s radio-making workshops & ‘Women on Air Day’

To encourage more women to take to the air waves, 90.1 NBC FM will run a series of radio program-making workshops for women in the lead up to Women’s Week in March 2019.

Event date: Friday 8 March 2019

Event location: Kogarah

W: http://www.2nbc.com.au/

Contact: (02) 9534 2888

Port Macquarie Historical Society Inc.

Event: Her Stories

Her Stories will bring Heritage and Museums consultant Kylie Winkworth to Port Macquarie to share women's stories from numerous history, cultural and collection projects across the State and locally.

Event date: Wednesday 6 March 2019

Event location: Port Macquarie

W: http://www.port-macquarie-historical-museum.org.au/

Contact: (02) 6583 1108

Dundaloo Services

Event: Women's Expo

The project will provide a forum for women to interact in a safe environment and receive information from speakers on topics consisting of domestic violence, the appropriate use of social media, and sexual health and safety.

Event date: Friday 8 March 2019

Event location: Taree

W: http://dundaloo.org.au/

Contact: (02) 6551 4214

Shoalhaven Women's Health Centre

Event: Take Control - Reboot Your Budget

Workshops run over three days that focus on budgeting and associated legal obligations.

Event date: Monday 4 March 2019

Event location: Nowra

W: http://www.shoalhavenwomenshealthcentre.org.au/

Contact: (02) 4421 0730

Richmond Landcare Inc

Event: Women in the Bush: Respecting the past, creating the future

Women in the Bush seeks to build a network of women involved in Natural Resource Management, Bush Regeneration and Landcare on the NSW North Coast.

Event date: Saturday 9 March 2019

Event location: North Lismore

W: https://www.richmondlandcare.org/

Contact: (02) 6619 0115

Slippry Sirkus Inc

Event: ROAR - Women's Micro Music Festival & ArtWomb

The Roar Music Festival will be a showcase of female performers of varied cultural backgrounds from Northern NSW at the culmination of the Lismore Women's Festival.

Event date: Saturday 9 March 2019

Event location: Lismore

W: https://www.slipprysirkus.org/

Contact: (02) 6569 0209

BUDDI Byron Incorporated

Event: Byron Bay Women’s Empowerment Festival

BUDDI will support 22 year old Lily Smith, a long-term youth member of the BUDDI Community Drug Action Team, Byron Youth Theatre (BYT) and Byron Youth Chamber, to create a free-entry one-day festival for women and girls of all ages at the Byron Youth Activities Centre, on Sunday March 3.

Event date: Sunday 3 March 2019

Event location: Byron Bay

W: https://www.facebook.com/buddiyouthteam

Contact: 0402 013 177

Manning Valley Neighbourhood Services

Event: Building Cross Cultural Connections

‍The project is a one day cross cultural event based at the Manning Regional Art Gallery targeting CALD and Indigenous women from the Taree area.

Event date: Tuesday 5 March 2019

Event location: Taree

W: https://mvns.org.au/

Contact: (02) 6553 5121

Australian Breastfeeding Association Far North Coast Region

Event: Returning to Work and Breastfeeding Seminar

Breastfeeding and Returning to Work seminar to help new mothers plan for their return to work, know their rights and prepare to combine breastfeeding and working.

Event date: Sunday 3 March 2019

Event location: Lismore

W: https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/local/nsw/lismore-nsw

Contact: (02) 9634 3915

Ocean Shores Community Association Incorporated

Event: Heroes of the North

The history production Heroes of the North will be published on the Ocean Shores Community Association (OSCA) website: www.oceanshorescommunity.org.au and tells the incredible stories of three pioneer women from the local area.

Event date: Friday 8 March 2019

Event location: Ocean Shores

W: https://oceanshorescommunity.org/

Contact: 0431 477 445

UNSW Sydney

Event: SPARK: Kindling Girls’ Passion for STEMM

SPARK: Kindling Girls’ Passion for STEMM’ aims to inspire the next generation of women to undertake careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines.

Event date: Tuesday 5 March 2019

Event location: Sydney

W: https://www.unsw.edu.au/

Contact: (02) 9385 1000

The Benevolent Society

Event: Strong Women, Strong Communities

Strong Women, Strong Communities will develop the aspirations of girls from communities that experience disadvantage, drawing on the Women’s Week themes of opportunity and advancement, participation and empowerment, to build confidence and support current and future engagement with education and employment.

Event date: Sunday 3 March 2019

Event location: Glebe

W: https://www.benevolent.org.au/

Contact: 1800 236 762

Mudgin-Gal Aboriginal Corporation

Event: Mudgin-Gal Retrospective

Mudgin-Gal will install a retrospective exhibition at its premises with the intention of embracing the cultural foundation and history of the Centre.

Event date: Monday 4 March 2019

Event location: Darlington

W: http://www.redfernfoundation.org.au/mudgingal.html

Contact: susiecarleton@mail.com

Briars Womens Rugby

Event: Womens Rugby 7's Tournament

Briars Women's Rugby will host a Women's Rugby Day Tournament on Sunday 3rd March in line with Women's Week.

Event date: Sunday 3 March 2019

Event location: Concord

W: https://briarsrugbyunion.com/briars-womens-rugby-7s/

Contact: (02) 9743 1907

Wentworth Community Housing

Event: Seed her future

Seed her future is an arts-based project with a goal to increase connections and create opportunities for creative expression for women and girls who live in community housing.

Event date: Friday 8 March 2019

Event location: Penrith

W: http://www.wentworth.org.au/

Contact: (02) 4777 8000

Link Housing

Event: Women's Conference

Women’s Conference will include guest speakers including some who are either current or ex-residents of social housing who have had successes/achievements following periods of hardship and challenges; and others who will speak about health issues affecting women.

Event date: Friday 8 March 2019

Event location: West Ryde

W: https://www.linkhousing.org.au/

Contact: (02) 9412 5111

Isolated Children's Parents' Association

Event: Distance Education Information and Wellbeing Day

The event’s aim is to bring together isolated mothers from across rural and remote NSW to provide a day of education that will assist them in their roles of educating their children and running a successful farming operation.

Event date: Tuesday 5 March 2019

Event location: Buronga

W: https://www.icpa.com.au/

Contact: https://www.icpa.com.au/contact-us.html

Wollongong Women's Information Service

Event: Our Journeys, Our Stories - Celebrating International Women's Day

Our Journeys, Our Stories will bring together culturally diverse groups of women and girls, including Aboriginal Elders and girls, women and girls from refugee and immigrant backgrounds, and women and girls from disadvantaged neighbourhoods of the greater Wollongong and Shellharbour areas, to celebrate International Women's Day.

Event date: Wednesday 6 March 2019

Event location: Wollongong

W: https://wwis.org.au/

Contact: (02) 4228 1499

B Miles Womens Foundation

Event: Wellbeing Day

Women's Wellbeing Day will bring women together to focus on health and wellbeing, and will provide an opportunity for social connection and inclusion. The core business of B Miles Women's Foundation is providing accommodation and case management support to women experiencing homelessness, or risk of homeless, who are also living with mental ill-health and disability.

Event date: Friday 8 March 2019

Event location: North Bondi

W: https://www.bmiles.org.au/

Contact: 1800 274

Seniors Rights Service

Event: Women, Ageing & Disadvantage - Community Seminars

This event will deliver seminars to encourage participation and empowerment of older vulnerable women in NSW.

Event date: Sunday 3 March 2019

Event location: Sydney

W: https://seniorsrightsservice.org.au/

Contact: (02) 9360 4881

Nepean Community & Neighbourhood Services

Event: “Her Stories”- Anthology of the Remarkable Women of Cranebrook

The Her Stories project aims to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements and contributions of women of the past, present and future in the Cranebrook community.

Event date: Monday 4 March 2019

Event location: Cranebrook

W: https://www.nepeancommunity.org.au/

Contact: (02) 4721 8520

Central West Leadership Academy

Event: Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is a one day event for years 5-6 and a one day event for years 7-10 to do workshops with girls teaching them coding basics and career pathways for coding.

Event date: Monday 4 March 2019

Event location: Dubbo

W: https://theacademy.nsw.edu.au/

Contact: (02) 6882 4216

National Older Women's Network (NOWN) Inc

Event: Older Women on Top

Older Women on Top is a series of educational, fun and interactive events for older women during NSW Women's Week 2019.

Event date: Wednesday 6 March 2019

Event location: Gosford

W: https://www.ownaustralia.org.au/

Contact: (02) 9519 8044