Women’s Circle: Taking the next step towards empowerment

The Women’s Circle sessions aimed to provide a platform for women to celebrate the power of sisterhood and to empower women through fundraising for YGAP’s.

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On June 26, we concluded the final chapter of our Women’s Circle series. After its official launch on International Women’s day, our Social Innovators partnered with Salesforce to facilitate and deliver a six-part series of Women’s Circle events across Melbourne (April 17, May 15, June 12) and Sydney (April 30, May 28, June 26).

The Women’s Circle sessions aimed to provide a platform for women to celebrate the power of sisterhood and to empower women through fundraising for YGAP’s, YHer initiative. YHer provides funding for social entrepreneurial projects led by emerging female leaders. To date, $3 300 has been raised for this initiative!  

Women’s Circle: Taking the next step towards empowerment 

The Women’s Circle series of discussions revolved around the protective ‘masks’ that are prevalent at work, the dynamics of masculinity and femininity at play in our mindset, expressions and actions, and insights from the recurring cycles in nature that we can apply to the way we work and live 

“An eye-opening experience to have soul-warming conversations about topics that are not usually discussed but are very relevant to working women across various industries.”  –  Michelle Ou, Consultant 

Facilitated by a range of leaders:  

  • Jane Hardwicke Collings (International Educator, Founder of The School of Shamanic Womancraft) 
  • Victoria Plaskin (Psychotherapist and Executive Coach, Co-Founder of The Trusted Negotiator) 
  • Katherine Cunningham (Menstrual Educator, Founder of Living Gently)

The other women in the circle were incredibly supportive and welcoming, which made me feel comfortable opening up. Jane is a great leader and by the end of the session, I felt more connected to my true self and step into my true power in the workplace. Highly recommended.”  Anonymous  

Attended by 

  • Susan Beeston – Vice President of Capgemini Invent, Australia and New Zealand 
  • Sau-Yeng Dixon –Salesforce Director, Business Architect and Co-ordinator of the event 

Moving Forward – How can you help? 

It was an amazing effort from the Social Innovators, organisers, leaders, supporters and attendees on creating a connected community for women to celebrate the spirit of sisterhood.  

So how can you contribute? 

Watch this space for future events. But in the meantime? Check out the YGAP fundraising page here: https://www.mycause.com.au/page/204143/yher-campaign 

For more information on the organisation of the event, please reach out to the Social Innovators.  

About Social Innovators 

The Social Innovators practice emerged from our team’s passion to contribute to societal causes and from our commitment to support positive impact initiatives such as digital inclusion, diversity and environmental sustainability. We support our clients in their social impact and sustainability journeys through strategy, innovation and technology services. By leveraging Capgemini’s skills and knowledge with a focus on the triple bottom line – People, Planet, Profit – our Social Innovators deliver game changing value propositions. 

Visit us here: Social Innovators 

With our clients, we are architects of positive futures. 

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