Women’s Network Australia (WNA) is not just an organisation, it’s a community. Our members are successful businesswomen with competing demands on their time. Nevertheless, charitable and community support remains high on their agenda. Giving back is in our DNA at WNA. And we know that when a woman helps another woman, everyone wins. Over the years, WNA has leveraged our network to help organisations raise awareness and funds to support people who need it most. Below are just some of organisations we have supported:
The Carers Foundation Australia
WNA's 2022 Charity of Choice
The Carers Foundation Australia provides unique wellness programs to support the emotional, physical and mental wellbeing of unpaid Carers. Their vision is to provide a new, purpose-built Education and Wellness Centre for Carers. The Foundation is led by Founding Director, Ronnie Benbow, along with a Board and active Ambassadors, supported by a qualified team of professional therapists, counsellors and dedicated volunteers that live the motto We Care for Carers.
Mind Your Fashion
Mind Your Fashion is a not-for-profit organisation designed to raise awareness and support those who work in the fashion and creative industries and experience mental health issues. Founded by Jude Kingston, the vision of Mind Your Fashion is to create a positive change within the Fashion and Creative industries for individuals who have encountered challenges through mental health issues within the workplace.
Breast Cancer Trials
Women’s Legal Service Queensland
Women’s Legal Service is dedicated to creating safer futures for Queensland families impacted by domestic violence. Our small staff team and over 100 volunteers provide free legal and welfare help to women and their children who are often living in fear. Our Statewide Helpline, drop in sessions, outreach and hospital programs provide over 30,000 vital services each year. However, due to increasing community need, 30% of calls can’t be answered. Everyone deserves to live in safety and our aim is to ensure help is there when it is needed most.
Mummy’s Wish understands the REAL LIFE impact of the words ‘you have cancer’ and know that when a mum is diagnosed with cancer it affects the entire family. Every day around Australia, 13 families have their lives turned upside down when mum is diagnosed with cancer. The Mummy’s Wish support program has been designed to alleviate the pressure on mum and most importantly enable families to spend precious time together during what can be a distressing and traumatic period. We do this through the provision of healthy, ready made meals or house cleaning and therapeutic resources to help families talk to their children about mum’s diagnosis.
“The work we do allows mums undergoing treatment to cope with their illness and meet the physical and emotional needs of a young family, because a mum with cancer is still a mum. “
Drought Angels provide a unique service for which it has become well known for within the rural sector. Drought Angels is a small charity run by big hearts, who offer a listening ear, a warm hug and personalised support given to each family. We like to tell our farmers that this is not a handout but a Thank You. We help those who would not normally reach out, but prefer to battle it alone, which can lead to severe depression and in some cases suicide. One-on-one support aides in ‘breaking down the barriers’ of a proud demographic who quite often have never received a hand up.
SHARE THE DIGNITY
Share the Dignity is a not-for-profit charity, founded by Rochelle Courtney, providing homeless and at-risk women Australia-wide with sanitary items to alleviate period poverty. More than 4,100 volunteers and some of Australia’s biggest corporate support the charity, which has collected in excess of 1.9 million packets of sanitary items since forming in 2015. Courtney designed a world-first Dignity Vending Machine, known as the Pinkbox to dispense a free period pack of sanitary items. Pink boxes are being installed in at needy areas nationwide. Share the Dignity now also runs a Christmas appeal called #Itsinthebag where women are asked to donate a pre-loved or a new handbag filled with sanitary items, some of other life’s essentials plus any other gift they may wish to donate.
Rape and Domestic Violence Australia
Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia is a not-for-profit organisation working to put a full stop to sexual, domestic and family violence. We provide free 24/7 telephone, online and face to face trauma counselling to Australians impacted by sexual, domestic or family violence. We also advocate with governments, the media and the community to prevent and end violence. We believe it is every person’s human right to a life free of violence, and when violence occurs, it is their right to receive compassionate, professional assistance in their recovery and full redress for the crime through the criminal justice system.
Support The Girls Australia
Support the Girls is built on integrity and focussed on engaging and connecting with any disenfranchised woman/girl whether she be homeless, impacted by the loss of a partner, a refugee, rural woman, indigenous woman or transgender. Spaces are created for women from all walks of life to foster relationships with other women in the community, regardless of income, creed, age, or cultural background.
Open Haven is a registered charity that provides a safe and confidential place for women who are survivors of domestic violence abuse. We provide emotional and practical support, as well as help women to understand, navigate, and access all available professional services.
Neuroblastoma Australia is a national registered charity focused on raising funds to improve the survival rates of neuroblastoma childhood cancer. Neuroblastoma Australia started due to the inspiration of one little girl, Sienna Hoffmann. Sienna’s Mum, Lucy Jones was compelled to start fundraising after she lost Sienna to this disease when she was just two and a half years old. The charity has a world-class Scientific Advisory Board that ensures only the most promising research is funded. In addition to research, the charity provides support to families affected by neuroblastoma.