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A highly successful national not-for-profit, that originated in Canberra, is now helping a new wave of women facing barriers to employment to find purpose and a sustainable income.

Multiple studies and social welfare groups such as The Salvation Army now point firmly to older women as being the new face of poverty and at an increasingly heightened risk of financial crisis and homelessness.

As women grow older, they’re facing challenges such as reduced superannuation as a result of the gender pay gap and time out of the workforce to raise children; plus, they’re often the primary carer for elderly parents and their partners.

And that means holding on to even part-time work can be a struggle.

An unexpected life event – such as separation or divorce, illness or death of a partner, or job loss – can then quickly turn this risk into an emergency.

Suzanne Fletcher, who now runs Tidy Canberra Gardens, says her experience shows just how easily this can happen.

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Quick Facts

  • Global Sisters (GS) was founded in 2013 by Mandy Richards, who is based in Sydney.
  • Our key supporters include the Citi Foundation, Myer Store, Department of Social Services and the Snow Foundation
  • Our pro bono and low bono partners are Minter Ellison Law Firm, DPR Accountants, DDI Creative, Mahlab Media, AMBS (Website Development), HUB Australia, myEd, Evil Twin PR and LollyPotz.
  • In the last two years, GS received 2000+ hours of pro bono support from our legal, accounting, audit, design, branding and photography partners valued at over $200,000.
  • We currently have a team of sixteen (16) people across NSW, ACT, Victoria and the Philippines.

Media

Women’s Agenda

April 2019

RiotACT

June 2018

Mamamia

April 2019

INNOV8 Logan

Jan 2019

House & Garden

June 2018

SBS

June 2018

Imalia

May 2017

SBS

June 2018

PR Wire

May 2017

B & T

May 2017

The Stable

May 2017

Smart Company

March 2017

Mumbrella

May 2017

The Riot ACT

March 2017

Women in Focus

April 2016

B2B Magazine

April 2016

Daily Telegraph

January 2016

The Daily Guru

November 2016

Inner West Mums

October 2016

The Daily Telegraph

September 2016

The Business Woman Media

September 2016

Smart Company

August 2016

HerCanberra 2

June 2016

Peppermint

June 2015

Work At Home Mums

August 2015

Ruby Connection

December 2013