Migrant Women in Business is a nation-wide social enterprise that currently supports a network of more than 80 migrant and refugee women operating micro and nano-businesses.
With a lived-experience understanding of the challenges commonly faced by enterprising migrant women – how to begin navigating through unfamiliar Australian business and social systems with limited language, technical, and financial skills – Co-Founders Luz Restrepo and Corinne Kemp recognised an opportunity to foster and facilitate the successful creation and growth of migrant women’s businesses.
Avenues of support:
We share our entrepreneurial model with partners who have complementary services, resources and skills to support an increasing group of enterprising migrant women around Australia.Read more
Our tailored-made Business Accelerator supports women with a nano or micro business to strengthen and grow.Read more
Our online marketplace Made by Many Hands connects customers with migrant women with a product or service to sell.Read more
We work with government agencies, organisations and private enterprises to improve tools and resources that encourage the economic participation and leadership of migrant and refugee women.Read more
A migrant woman with a nano or micro business contributes to the economic, social and cultural development of Australian society if she has confidence, support networks, time and capacity, access to high-quality education and commercial opportunities. An empowered migrant woman is an agent of change. Her potential is unlimited, and her impact unstoppable.
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In line with the UN Sustainable Development Goal 5: Achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls. Our mission is to nurture the leadership and entrepreneurship of migrant women by creating an ecosystem of organisations and women business owners and leaders who learn and grow by supporting each other.
We have our sights on over 1,000 migrant women entrepreneurs to become community leaders and profitable business owners by 2023.