ONLINE MENTORING CAMPAIGN TO EMPOWER WOMEN

Enabling women to build confidence and resilience to pursue careers and opportunities in traditionally male-dominated fields is one of the aims of a new NSW Government online mentoring campaign.

Minister for Women Tanya Davies today announced work had begun on the NSW Inspirational Women Online Showcase and the NSW Government was now calling on the public to express interest in the project by submitting a video.

“Giving women access to information, support and networks is vital to ensure they see a broad range of career opportunities available to them and can also help make re-entry into the workforce after having a family less overwhelming,” Mrs Davies said.

“These videos will inspire and encourage all women, young and old, to follow paths they may have otherwise overlooked, by seeing how others are navigating their way and overcoming challenges unique to women.”

The project is part of the NSW Government’s commitment to tackling gender inequities by prioritising the participation and empowerment of women in the Government’s new Women’s Strategy.

Videos can be filmed on a smart phone or tablet and will be reviewed to ensure they highlight a diverse range of insights, stories and accomplishments; they will then be available on the Women NSW website.

Videos will also be shared on Women NSW social media channels via the hashtag #inspirationalwomenNSW.

“If you feel you can offer advice or inspiration to other women by telling your story then we want to hear from you, and I encourage you to join our online mentoring community,” Mrs Davies said.

The campaign is a direct action from the new NSW Women’s Strategy 2018-2022, a whole-of-government response to improve the economic, social and physical wellbeing of women and girls across NSW. Women aged 18-years or over are encouraged to submit their videos by January 31.