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These are challenging times. People are feeling fearful, frustrated, angry and fatigued as we desperately seek a new purposeful and better normal, sadly these feelings have also brought out the worst in some people but we must look for those Silver Linings and focus on how we can all contribute to a more cohesive society and have empathy for the less fortunate and in need. Take this opportunity to reboot your thinking, check your moral compass and navigate your very own roadmap with greater empathy, understanding and gratitude for a better, more inclusive community and as a consequence a better World.
There are so many organisations out there doing great work that I am sure will welcome anyone wanting to volunteer their time and skills, donations of cash or goods, wouldn't it be amazing, if at the end of all this, what we can remember, is what we did to help each other, the contribution we made to society, the voluntary boards of many not-for-profits we joined, the people we connected with, the partnership we made, the joy we brought to someone.
Let’s all rise to the challenge and create a better normal.
Message from Susy (Founder/Director)


Early Ethical Entrepreneur Pitch Competition Now Open

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The Early Ethical Enterprise Competition, 2020 is once again now open.

Calling out for passionate entrepreneurs working on businesses which are designed to make a difference.

Do you have an idea that you’d focused on turning into a business?
Does your start-up business have the potential to improve the social, economic, and environmental conditions of a community?

If so, we want to hear from you. We want to hear from ethical businesses and start-ups, at the ideation stage or that have been operating for less than 24 months.

The Ethical Entrepreneur Pitch Competition will take place on the 28th of October 2020 as part of the Ethical Enterprise Conference. Finalists of the Early Pitch will pitch their ethical start-up or ethical enterprise idea to social entrepreneurial leaders who are influential in the community and who have the mentoring skills and resources to support entrepreneurs or enterprises to make a concept a reality.

The Winner of the pitch competition will be part of the Early Pitch Booster Program providing access to mentorship, professional services, and advice valued at $21,317.88. This year we are making the pitch event more exciting as we’ll invite the audience to participate for the people’s choice award where funds raised from sales of the early pitch ticket will go toward the winner of the people’s choice.

Making Home

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Join us at our July's event - Making Home

Thursday 30th of July 2020

5:30pm to 7:30pm

This is an on-line event, a link will be sent once you register

Price ranges from $5.00 to $20 (you choose)

The current COVID-19 pandemic restrictions have brought up a lot about home. For our safety and the safety of the broader community we have been advised that if we can stay at home, we should do so. But how does this fair for those in precarious situations who are vulnerable to losing their homes?

What of those for whom home is no longer a refuge, not an option or not available?

Single women over the age of 45 are the fastest-growing homeless cohort and with the pandemic restrictions hitting women particularly hard, we’ll be discussing will look at how easy it can be for women to slip into homelessness, the policies that aim to make a difference and what is being done to help women who need homes find homes. This is an inclusive event for everyone and would be a great option to educate yourself on for yourself or someone close to you. Find out more about this event HERE.


Jane Gilmore Founding editor of The King’s Tribune; freelance journalist and author of FixedIt: Violence and the Representation of Women in the Media was published by Penguin Random House in August 2019

Jeanette Large is the CEO of Women’s Property Initiatives (WPI); 2015 Telstra Women’s Business Awards finalist

Tania Davidge is an architect, artist, educator, writer and researcher co-founder of the architectural research practice, OoPLA (formerly OpenHAUS


Video now available - Woman Power

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In May we hosted a fantastic event which we called Woman Power: Shifting the mindset from passively receiving to actively regaining and rediscovering our sovereignty in a post COVID19 world. A conversation with ABIOLA AJETOMOBI from Asylum Seeker Resource Centre Innovation Hub. SANDY MCDONALDof Sandy McDonald MARIA CHINDRIS from SistersWorks.
The video is now available to watch, click here to go to YOUTUBE.


Start Up Program for Female-Led start-ups

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We have partnered up with The Founder Vision for a series of six business planning workshops for female entrepreneurs that help you focus on your vision for success, plus give you the skills and confidence you need to start your own business with impact.

You will learn all the steps required to set up your business, plus you will be mentored the whole way through to ensure you get off to the best start possible! By the end of the program, you will be clear on what you are doing and ready to start making a positive impact on the world!
This is for you if:

You have an idea for making an impact with a business but no idea where to start
You are in the early stages of starting a business
You are feeling lost and overwhelmed with your new business
You would love to make a positive impact on the world by combining business with your passion
You have little to no experience in business, find out more here.

Cost Range: Early Bird is $225 + GST (Early Bird ends 30th June 2020)
Standard Price is $297 + GST
Dates: 6 x 1.5 hour live webinars scheduled every week starting August
Time: 7:30PM – 9:00PM once a week for 6 weeks
Conditions: A minimum of 5 people to run this workshop


Check out our Ethical Living Blog

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In the complex and interconnected world in which diversity forms the fabric of modern society, with our communities having been shaped by globalisation, technology advancement, growing economies, migration, and cultural evolution, we believe that social inclusion is a non-negotiable and that we must encourage and support the empowerment of the diverse people our communities are made of.

Partially in response to current world events and also as a lead up to the Ethical Enterprise Conference for 2020 of which diversity is highlighted, we chose to focus on Diversity as a theme for this month’s networking event. This is always of great importance to be recognised and developed, and while we know that one networking event is not all it takes we know that powerful conversations can spark powerful action, and we are committed to doing our bit in caring for our communities, people and planet. Read more here....


Check out what is happening around town during COVID

The Social Studio is contributing to the effort to protect the public. On top of making medical scrubs at cost for health workers, they will sew reusable, ethically produced, upcycled fabric face masks.
Youth Projects the mobile outreach team Youth Projects started a new service some weeks ago visiting these CBD hotels to support housing workers and the health needs of the homeless there.
Who Gives A Crap has made the biggest donation to Water Aid for supporting global sanitation projects.
Enable IT Recycling & In the Click Social Enterprise has allowed to equip young people with the technology they need to continue school and study during COVID-19. An amazing initiative ensuring everybody has access to technology
Sisterworks is making reusable washable face masks.
ASRC extend critical COVID-19 support to temporary visa holders, including refugees and people seeking asylum.
The Good Beer teamed up with Pozible, Hop On Brewery Tours and eight independent craft breweries from across Australia to launch and run the ‘A Good Beer Helps’ campaign to raise donations to shout Aussie essential workers a gift of local craft beers.

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