Global Sisters in-a-Box
National rollout of THE program that is helping women in communities around Australia to become financially independent through micro and small business
Global Sisters exists to #Back Her Brilliance. We unlock the potential of women to own their economic future. We do this by making business a genuine possibility, and supporting women to develop their micro or small business through a long-term, three-stage Roadmap: Educate, Incubate and Accelerate. Throughout the Roadmap:
Global Sisters provides
We have a proven model and scalable solution. Global Sisters in-a-Box is a complete package, with all the assets and resources ready to pick up and use, to help women in your local community become self-employed.
Global Sisters in-a-Box is a platform that enables you to bring the Global Sisters model to your community and establish your own local community Hub. This platform provides you with online, accessible anywhere, support to start and grow your own local Hub, including:
1. all the information you need to decide whether Global Sisters is right for your community
2. an easy application process that kick-starts the conversation
3. all the tools and resources to create your own local community Hub (via a sign-in portal).
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Making Business Possible for Women Across Australia since 2016
Global Sisters has been operating since early 2016 and in the first 4 years of piloting we supported 1,300 women to make business a genuine possibility across six urban and regional areas of Australia.
From early 2020 we have begun to scale Global Sisters nationally, with awareness and demand for our programs increasing exponentially. Over 4600 women registered over the four month period from May – August 2020.
Who is Global Sisters in-a-Box for?
The Global Sisters in a Box platform is for you if you are an individual, group or organisation that is:
- passionate about the economic development of your local community
- invested in supporting women’s entrepreneurship
- an advocate of new business creation as a strategy for local job development and community regeneration.
It’s designed specifically for community leaders (formal or informal) who are interested in bringing Global Sisters to their area. We partner with these leaders, who collectively form a “collaborative ecosystem” of organisations, groups and individuals.
What is Global Sisters in-a-Box?
The Global Sisters in-a-Box is a social franchise approach to scaling our model across Australia. Its a solution that will help many women in many communities across Australia become self-employed. In fact, we plan to support over 40,000 women and create over 17,000 new businesses in the next 5 years.
Each location is called a Hub and has its own “local flavour” and distinct identity. Each Hub is driven by a local community, for their own community. The Hub is supported by Global Sisters with easy, online access to all the resources, tools and assets needed to create a groundswell of women owned businesses in your area.
Our Current Hubs
Global Sisters has created a scalable model that allows for national reach and accessibility via our Air Sister (online access) and Hub (face-to-face) programs. We’ve successfully launched and delivered our programs in communities across the eastern seabord to regional Victoria and offer our online program to women all across Australia. We have new Hubs popping up across the country and are ready for your community to be part of this extraordinary movement to #Back Her Brilliance.
Hubs are communities in urban, regional and remote Australia that we work in, and with, to increase economic participation for women through business creation. These communities are diverse, each with its own unique history, needs, assets and opportunities.
The governance of the Hubs is a decentralised social franchise model. The Hub is a collective of organisations, groups and individuals who are already key to the local business ecosystem. Each Hub is connected to Global Sisters via a local Community Ambassador and championed locally by a Community Advocate. They are supported by the Global Sisters team, including the Cluster Manager and Head of Programs, who connects them with the resources, programs, networks and tools needed for a successful Hub. Read more here