Our people

Luz Restrepo, Co-Founder

Luz Restrepo, Co-Founder

'Migrant women are an investment. We generate great returns if society provides opportunities to learn how to navigate the Australian system and culture'.

In 2010 Luz Restrepo arrived in Australia seeking political asylum. With little English, no Australian connections and very little money she reinvented herself as a leader and social entrepreneur. In 2013 she established SisterWorks, a charity that has supported over 900 migrant/refugee women from 70 different countries. Her model supporting the social inclusion of migrant women attracted the attention of UNWomen, who now is working with SisterWorks to replicate it in an international context. With their support, she also designed an eLearning platform. As CEO she achieved a turnover of $1.4 M by May 2020. By this time with SisterWorks in a strong financial and leadership position, Luz resigned feeling that it was a good time to take her ideas to the next level.

Drawing on this wealth of experience, Luz developed a unique entrepreneurial model that now aims to jump from social to economic inclusion. From supporting one organization to a network of businesses that can reach thousands of migrant women.