Opinion piece by Danielle Ballantine, CEO of Northside, a not-for-profit organisation connecting locals to disability services, commenting on the media attention surrounding Justine Clark, the first woman to use a wheelchair to compete in the Miss World Australia pageant.
More than 160 prominent and emerging artists from across Australia have donated original artworks to the online ‘Art for Epilepsy’ auction and with pieces listed from $40 up to $6,000 this year, there is something to suit every budget.
There are 3.7 billion women and girls in the world, but how many of the world’s top 50 companies are run by women? The answer is a big, fat Zero! WaterAid Australia Chief Executive Rosie Wheen joins WaterAid’s other female CEO’s offering advice for women and girls to reach their goals.
Specialist homelessness services in Australia are seeing a significant increase in client numbers due to domestic and family violence, according to a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
At a price of just $3 and with 100% of proceeds going to Australian not-for-profit organisation, PetRescue, the 2017 PETstock Calendar is the feel-good stocking filler that supports the adoption of orphaned pets from around Australia.
Is your business or workplace looking to raise money for charity? Stuck trying to come up with exciting ideas to encourage colleagues to get involved? Put the “fun” in fundraising with these 5 ways to raise money for charity at work.
Global Sisters, a not for profit organisation, has launched with a unique approach that encourages and supports financially excluded women in Australia to become financially independent through self-employment.
Last night Dress for Success Sydney (DfSS) celebrated 100 Years of Power Dressing, raising over $70,000 while exploring the meaning behind the outfits, to help women in need to achieve economic independence.
This winter the Australian Red Cross are asking Australians to donate warm clothes they no longer need to their op shops. The Australian Red Cross sell these items to raise money to help people in need around the country and overseas.
With help from the likes of Sir David Attenborough and Dr Jane Goodall, Taronga Zoo is using the occasion of it’s 100th Anniversary in 2016 to take definitive action on behalf of 10 ‘Legacy’ Species that urgently need human help to survive in the wild.
Women have historically taken a leading role in the establishment of philanthropic foundations. Tabitha Lovett, General Manager of Philanthropy at Equity Trustees, outlines the actions of donors and recipients.
Walk in Shoes asks participants to participate in a walk to raise funds for women and girls living in poverty, in developing countries. You can participate by walking, volunteering your time, or by making a donation.
Now in it’s 18th year, the Mother’s Day Classic 2016 fun run and walk will be taking off on Sunday May 8th at more than one hundred locations around Australia. So mark the date on your calendar and register now!
With one month to go until Life Education’s annual Ocsober fundraising campaign kicks off, now is the time to join Ocsober ambassadors and sign up to quit drinking for the month of October 2015.
As well as setting up and managing Australia’s most successful fitness brand, Jacinta McDonnell’s entrepreneurial spirit has led to the development of several other business and personal ventures.
A new global micro-donation app, one7days makes it easier to give to a range of different causes, and provides an opportunity to individuals who aren’t usually engaged with the charity sector, to get involved.
Tabitha Lovett, General Manager of Philanthropy at Equity Trustees, says women have historically taken a significant role in the establishment of philanthropic foundations and they continue to do so today.
This Christmas marks 10 years of Australians buying goats, chickens, cow manure and other quirky charity gifts through the Oxfam Unwrapped charity gift program to support good works in communities around the world.
Today, 27 August 2014 is National Meals on Wheels Day in Australia. This year the charity is celebrating their 61st birthday, recognising the good work of more than 78,000 volunteers.
15,000 people will stand together on the MCG in the shape of the iconic Pink Lady on Saturday 10 May 2014 to show their support for the growing number of Australians personally affected by breast cancer.
More than five million children have been affected by the Syria Crisis. Many have lost family members and friends, while witnessing atrocities most of us can only imagine.
Carer and mother of three Brenda Fisher, has collected more than 10,000 signatures for a petition to be tabled in Federal Parliament , calling for improved access to a treatment for MS.
As official ambassador of CARE Australia, TV and radio personality Chrissie Swan, was the first to sign-up for the charity’s 2014 Walk In Her Shoes Challenge, to help raise money and awareness for women and girls in developing countries. “Every day millions of women and girls in developing countries can’t earn an income or go […]
Australia’s knitters are being asked to help support the rare colony of Penguins on Victoria’s Phillip Island, by knitting little penguin jumpers for the island’s wildlife rehabilitation centre. These jumpers will play an important role in saving the little penguins affected by oil spills, helping to keep them warm and preventing them from preening and […]
Congratulations to 17 year old Kelsey Baines who raised almost $48,000 in just one night, to help rescue girls from the child sex trade in Thailand by providing them with a stable home, education, health care and food. “My aim was to raise enough money to rescue two girls from the brothels,” said Kelsey. “COSA […]
Karlie Burgess (pictured) suffered her first heart attack at the tender age of 27. The blood vessels of Karlie’s heart are now supported by three stents – small metal scaffolds that open up clogged arteries to restore normal blood flow. For the upcoming World Heart Day on September 29th , Karlie is sharing her story […]
This month Priceline Pharmacy will turn all of its 360 stores into Australia’s Biggest Beauty Playground for 30 Days of Fashion and Beauty, a national campaign which brings together retailers and Australia’s leading beauty and fashion magazines during the month of September. Women can register on the website for free Beauty Editor Workshops and be […]
An Australian short film celebrating the role of fathers in their daughters’ lives, has captured the hearts and minds of a global audience on the video sharing site, Vimeo. The film, ‘A Father’s Love’, was produced to highlight the issues of teen pregnancy and domestic violence in the NSW town of Wagga Wagga. Written and […]
The hunt is on for a designer for next year’s Mother’s Day Classic bandana, worn by thousands of participants as they walk or run in support of breast cancer research in May. Professional and amateur designers, as well as any supporter of the Mothers Day Classic, are encouraged to enter via the official Mothers Day […]
Australian Women Online is proud to support Dream Week: 7 Days of Hope for people living with cancer, 8 – 14 September 2013. There are lots of ways you can get involved including: Go Naked Day at Priceline; $7 for 7 Days of Hope; Kiss & Make-up at Myer and David Jones; and Dream On […]
Naïve isn’t usually a word associated with a successful entrepreneur. But for Justine Flynn, 26, co-founder of social enterprise Thankyou Water, it was her naivety and that of her two co-founders, Daniel Flynn and Jarryd Burns that she credits with a lot of their success. “That really has been our strength. We were trying to […]
Irene Gleeson, the ‘grandmother’ to 8,000 Ugandan children, died peacefully on Sunday afternoon in Sydney after a 14 month battle with esophageal cancer. The founder of the Irene Gleeson Foundation died surrounded by family and friends, the family said on Monday night. Irene Gleeson will best be remembered as the Australian grandmother who traded her […]
No matter what your age you can take part in the MS Readathon. This year, teenagers, adults and seniors are being encouraged to join primary school children, in discovering the joys of reading while raising money for Multiple Sclerosis Australia (MSA). Now in its 34th year, the MS Readathon is the nation’s longest-running and most […]
It is estimated on any one night there are 46,000 homeless women in Australia. The largest single cause of homelessness in Australia is domestic and family violence, which mostly affects women and children. But thanks to one Australian social enterprise, women like Judy and single mum Kellie, are turning their lives around and finding they […]
Bushra became the one millionth registered refugee from the Syrian civil war this week. Photo: UNHCR/March 2013[/caption]Thousands of women will cross the borders of Syria on International Women’s Day to join Bushra, who this week became the one millionth Syrian refugee. According to UNHCR more than 472,000 women and girls have now fled Syria to […]
If the Prime Minister Julia Gillard wants to appeal to more women voters, the SISTER2sister mentoring program is just the type of initiative the Federal Government should be funding in the lead up to the next Federal Election on September 14. The SISTER2sister mentoring program has changed the lives of hundreds of girls in Western […]
Jennifer Evans has been keeping herself busy since winning the 2012 season of My Kitchen Rules with her friend Leigh Sexton. In addition to becoming a mum to three-month-old Harlow, Jennifer has set up a charity for underprivileged children and launched her own unique range of Thai pastes made from ingredients sourced from rural growers […]
This is a story about women helping other women. On 11 November 2012, Sydney women opened their hearts and their wallets in support of the local arm of Dress for Success, a global charity dedicated to improving the lives of women. Leading the fund-raising effort was Sydney business woman and philanthropist, Maureen Houssein-Mustafa OAM. Dress […]
Neighbours actress Gemma Pranita, Home & Away actress Rhiannon Fish, radio and television presenter Charli Robinson, Channel Nine News presenter Alison Ariotti, celebrity chef Karen Martini, Nashville actress Clare Bowen and TV presenter and foodie, Alana Lowes, have been named by the Cancer Council as celebrity ambassadors for Girls Night In 2012. One in three […]
Golf clubs around Australia are invited to ‘pink up’ this October by participating in Breast Cancer Network Australia’s (BCNA) Pink Golf Day in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. With an increasing number of women taking up the sport, the PGA of Australia is using it’s considerable influence to encourage golf clubs across Australia to […]