NSW Government invests in Future Women Jobs Academy
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Future Women’s Jobs Academy a boost for workforce participation, economic security

by Freya Lucas

June 05, 2024

The New South Wales Government is investing $5.8 million to support 1,000 women across two years to boost women’s workforce participation and economic security.


The free Future Women Jobs Academy program is custom designed for each participant and aims to improve job readiness and economic security for women in NSW who are unemployed, underemployed, or seeking to progress to more stable employment and a higher income.


“A focus of this government is increasing women’s participation at all levels which contributes to reducing the gender pay gap, improving workplace cultures, and addressing workforce shortages,” NSW Minister for Women Jodie Harrison said.


The NSW Government is particularly focused on making sure the program provides access to women from communities that have lower workforce participation rates and face intersecting barriers to entering and progressing in the workforce. This includes:


  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women (for whom applications will be considered first for acceptance into the program).
  • Women from culturally diverse backgrounds.
  • Women with disabilities.
  • Women living in regional, rural, and remote areas.


Participants in the Future Women Jobs Academy program will have access to:


  • online resources and bespoke learning hub
  • leadership masterclasses and training programs
  • professional development, coaching, and mentoring
  • jobs and skills fair webinars
  • a 2 day Leadership Summit
  • Lifetime Future Women membership.


The program will be delivered by Australian company Future Women in partnership with the NSW Government. Future Women is a proven supplier of programs that equip participating women with the necessary supports to enter, progress and succeed in paid employment, and build careers that benefit them for the long term.


For Future Women Founder and Managing Director Helen McCabe, the support of the NSW Government means the team can assist even more women, especially women from marginalised backgrounds, find a path back to work.


Applications for the 2 year program are now open and will close on Monday 8 July 2024. For more information visit the Future Women Jobs Academy page. 

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