Global Sisters offers Australian women the opportunity to improve their own financial situation by making business a genuine option. Our long term support provides women with the roadmap to start up a business and become self-employed, and is accessible to women nationwide via face-to-face or online programs.
Global Sisters is a three stage program from Business Education to Incubate and Accelerate where Sisters access the backing they need for their stage of business development. The four main types of support are Business education; Business coaching; Microfinance; and Sales & marketing.
Importantly, we do not do this alone. We are part of an ecosystem of support for women entrepreneurs, with connection and community being core to our mission.
More information on our programs:
My Big Idea
My Big Idea is designed to help you FIND OR REFINE the ‘big idea’ that you want to turn into a business. This workshop is perfect for women exploring business as a possibility for them. It is great for those without a business idea, for those with too many ideas or those with a very early-stage business hunch.
Format: Online pre-recorded workshop with downloadable workbook
Time commitment: 2.5 hours
Sister School is an 8-module business education program that provides you with the tools, skills, knowledge, support and mindset to turn your idea into a business. It will help you to put your business foundations in place and set your business up so that you are ready to launch and reach your first customers.
When: Run once each quarter in the daytime/evening OR complete in your own time at your own pace
Format: Facilitated with a group of likeminded business women OR completed solo – take your pick!
Time commitment: 2+ hours per week x 10 weeks
First 10 Customers
This coaching program is designed for those at their earliest stages to help you test your products, pricing, processes and business model by launching your business and making your first sales.
This is a 12 week program where you are matched one-on-one with a volunteer Momentum Coach. Your coach is your cheerleader and will support you through the steps to launch and reach your first customers. You may join this program twice.
When: Commences once each quarter in approx Feb, May, Aug & Oct
Who: To access this support you must be a Global Sisters Member. Membership is FREE and provides 3 years of business support.
Format: One-on-one coaching support through video conference calls
Time commitment: 1+ hour per week x 12 weeks
This coaching program is designed for those who have launched their business and proven their business model and are now looking to increase their sales and business performance. This is a 7 week program where you meet weekly with a group of fellow Sisters (business women) and an expert Coach. You learn from each other, work through your challenges and develop new business networks. You may join this program as many times as you like.
When: Commences once each quarter in approx Feb, May, Aug & Oct
Who: To access this support you must be a Global Sisters Member with a business that is trading. Membership is FREE and provides 3 years of business support.
Format: Group mastermind / coaching support facilitated online
Time commitment: 1+ hour per week x 7 weeks
Workshops and Events
Join our monthly workshops and events designed for Sisters at all stages of business. Workshops and events include business education topics presented by experts in the field, 90 day planning sessions, leadership development, entrepreneurial mindset exploration plus more. If you live in an area where we have a local Hub in action you can also join monthly events specifically tailored for your local community. Find your local Hub here (COMING SOON).
When: Monthly, upcoming events can be found on our calendar
Who: Available to all Sisters regardless of their business stage.
Format: Facilitated group events online or face to face in specific locations
Business Loans by Global Sisters Microfinance are safe, affordable and accessible no and low interest business loans for Sisters (business women) involved in the Global Sisters programs. We have created loans specifically for early stage business. The application is straightforward and user-friendly, with our team available to support you throughout the process. Loans of up $4000 are available to Sisters.
When: Available any time depending on your stage of business and finance needs
Who: You must be a Global Sisters Member or actively participating in Sister School to qualify for a Business Loan with Global Sisters.
More information and application form here
1 on 1 Specialist Business Support
1 on 1 specialist business support is available for those who have launched their business and proven their business model. Support is provided by Global Sisters corporate partners and business experts and will vary in availability and project type. Support may cover business legal advice, copywriting support, social media strategy.
When: Based on availability. Support and timing will change monthly.
Who: To access this support you must be a Global Sisters Member with a business that is trading.
Format: One-on-one coaching or project support, delivered through video conference or phone
Global Sisters has teamed with AAMI to offer you access to a competitive business insurance product, designed specifically for Sisters. Business insurance provides cover to business owners in the case of certain events which may cost money to fix. The monthly payment provides protection from a number of potentially very expensive events, which might include stock or business equipment loss, or even an injury to a customer.
When: Available any time depending on your business category and insurance needs
Who: You must be a Global Sisters Member or actively participating in Sister School to qualify for this insurance product by AAMI
More information here
Our marketplace will give you an immediate user friendly, quality digital presence requiring no tech management – all in one place so you can create a revenue stream from your online shop and gain easy access to customers! No set up fees, no monthly fees and a super low commission per transaction.
Take a look at our Marketplace here.
When: Set up your store any time, regardless of your stage of business
Who: Available to all female-owned businesses in Australia. Every business must have a fully transparent and ethical supply chain (comply with the IPO definition of fair work and not harming the environment) and must tick at least one of our ethical attributes (Hand made, australian made, recycled or upcycled, vegan, social enterprise, natural materials , certified organic, indigenous business, eco packaging or plastic free)
Format: Our team will provide you with one on one support throughout the onboarding process for the Marketplace and set up your own shop front in a few quick steps
Cost: FREE to set up, no monthly fees, very low commission per transaction
Find a local Global Sisters Hub near you – COMING SOON!