Women’s Return to Work programs

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Empowering Women – Return to Work Pathways Program

Our new Women’s Return to Work Pathways program is delivered in partnership with the St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn and is funded by the NSW Government through Women NSW.

The program includes workshops and individual mentoring sessions to support women living on the NSW far South Coast, as well as the Goulburn and Young regions.

2024 Program

The 2024 program is available to women living in the Goulburn and Young areas of NSW and includes a series of three workshops in each location, focused on:

  • Identifying goals and time management skills
  • Applying for jobs
  • Drafting resumes and cover letters
  • Preparing for job interviews
  • Personal presentation for the workplace
  • Guest speakers: mindfulness and managing stress, as well as a Makeup Artist/Stylist.
When & Where

From 10am to 2pm on:

  1.  Thursdays: 22, 29 February and 7 March at Workspace Goulburn, 56 Clinton St, Goulburn.
  2.  Thursdays: 2, 9 and 16 May at Vinnies Regional Support Office, 120 Lovell St, Young.

Following the workshops, women will attend individual mentoring sessions with our mentors who are experts in community services and recruitment. Our mentors can provide referrals to support services, discuss individual goals, training and career options, assist with job applications, coaching for job interviews, as well as exploring volunteer/work experience opportunities.

The program is free to women living in the NSW areas of Goulburn and Young.

Contact our team today, to find out more and discuss your eligibility:

Call 0491 015 595

Email women@empoweredco.com.au

2023 Program

In 2023, we delivered our program to women living on the NSW far South Coast in Batemans Bay and Merimbula.

We are exploring options to deliver the program again in the future.

Women NSW

Women NSW is the NSW Government’s agency responsible for improving the lives of women in NSW.

More information about their programs is available on their website.

‘It was great to know Deborah and the team. The women return to work workshops were really good and fun, I have gained lots of practical knowledge and made new friends!’


2020-2022 Programs

ACT Office for Women

The ACT Office for Women manages the Women’s Return to Work Grants Program. An ACT Government initiative that supports women who have been out of the workforce for an extended period, onto pathways to meaningful and stable employment.

Through the program, successful applicants can access a $1,000 grant for a range of activities and resources, including:

  • education and training fees

  • educational expenses such as textbooks, computers/software and transport to courses/study

  • work-related expenses such as clothing, uniforms and equipment, and childcare

Between 2020 and 2022, we provided one-on-one mentoring services to hundreds of women as part of the Return to Work Grants Program.

‘I started at zero when I first moved to Canberra in 2019. I wasn’t really sure if I could find a job after taking a maternity break in career with not lot of previous work experience. The Women’s Return to Work program provides learning opportunities to build up enough knowledge and skills required to set yourself back to work. The manager and founder, Deborah Fulton is very enthusiastic and a helpful person by all ways and means. I was able to secure a APS job at Services Australia with all her guidance in the Women’s Return to Work program.’ 


SPARK Women’s Return to Work Program

From 2020 to 2022, we delivered a Women Return to Work program, as part of the SPARK Training and Employment Program.

  • goal setting

  • resume writing

  • job searching

  • job interview techniques

Workshop participants also received up to 3 hours of individual mentoring sessions to guide them to their next career step.  Find out more about the SPARK Program, an initiative of Ginninderry.

Read about how this program changed one woman’s life – page 34 of the Ginninderry Inspire Magazine.

Listen to our Director, Deborah Fulton talk about the program in the Ginninderry Inspire Podcast.

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