By Shumaila Ali 10 Mar 2022
This International Women’s Day, NBRS have partnered with Sister Works and Settlement Services International to support refugee and migrant female-led social enterprises.
We were fortunate to have been visited in Sydney by Ignite Small Business Start Ups Facilitator Jenny-Jane Carpenter to learn about the program, and how it has supported so many refugee and migrant women establish themselves and their business goals in Australia. Jenny brought along her client, Kanwal, a migrant from Pakistan, who through Ignite has been able to launch her small business Kay's Cookie Bar.
Live in our Melbourne Studio, was a visit from Sisterworks, and Business Development Manager Maria Chindris, who shared how they help refugee and asylum seeking women to become economically powered. It was fabulous to hear from Sisterworks employee and client, Macarena who found the confidence and ability to work in a new country and learn a new way of life.
It's been extremely worthwhile raising awareness and supporting the great work being done at the grassroots level to empower and advance women from different backgrounds and cultures to achieve their goals. #breakthebias