Together we've started something.
Whether you attended the New Year for Women Summit, a round table, told us your ideas, gave us feedback or just expressed your support for this project - together we have started a movement to see change that will improve women's economic empowerment.
At the Summit last week, we heard about your visions for the future, innovative ways to work together, and of some exciting new ideas and partnerships.
We heard from Lisa Witter about how we can work together across sectors, interests and industries. She laid out some impressive thinking on how we move forward. Revisit her presentation and resources.
We heard powerful voices from Aboriginal Women - leading the way towards breaking down the continued discrimination and barriers they face.
And we heard from a range of women about how we can seek change for women across their lifecycle, and reduce the gender inequality they continue to face.
There were so many great ideas.
So now we are working to collate those ideas and chart a path forward from the Summit with you. Our chances of achieving change are stronger when we work together.
If you haven't already become a member of NCOSS - either as an Organisational Member, a Friend of NCOSS or an individual member - you can join online now and lend your voice to ensure we are influential, effective and truly representative.
NCOSS is committed to progressing the excellent thinking already being done about how to economically empower women and translating that into concrete action and concrete change.
At the Summit, Premier Mike Baird committed $100,000 to this project and this funding will go toward driving and facilitating this work. But we know about the incredible work already happening in these spaces that should be partnered with, not duplicated. We want to work with all of you to take the following steps to create a movement together:
- We will produce a New Year for Women Summit Report to record what came from the day and what will happen next
- We will create a New Year for Women e-list to keep you up to date on the campaign and for you to promote to others
- We will coordinate Key Area working groups in Financial Literacy, Employment, Housing and Super, including feeding into or partnering with already existing groups
- We will continue to convene a Young Women’s advisory group and convene an Aboriginal Women’s Advisory group
- We will establish an independent advisory panel to bring together representatives from across all our sectors to see positive change in the four Key Areas and develop, in consultation, new sets of action items to realise the Seven Guiding Principles.
We will be in touch very soon with the details of how this commitment will look moving forward.
Thank you for being part of creating a brave, collaborative, inclusive and active movement for women and girls economic empowerment!