30% of women in business in Australia were not born in Australia.
By making women in business more visible and being able to buy their products and services easily, it means you will inevitably be helping a refugee or immigrant family.
Often it is hard to acquire a job when you don’t speak the language fluently, or you are faced with cultural prejudices that even prevent you from getting an interview. Often without many other options, women start their own business using their unique skill set to create an income for themselves and their families.
One way to support cultural diversity, and say no to racism is to help lift these women owned businesses up. At its most basic, this will help close the income gap between immigrant families, refugees and people who have been born in Australia. Long term it will open up opportunities for their children and extended family to get access to better education and employment.
Where money flows, communities can flourish. We want to support women and their families by supporting their businesses. Look for the Chick Tick, make your money count!
Check out this great group help Sister Works. SisterWorks supports women who are migrants, asylum seekers or refugees to become financially independent and happily settled in Australia.
If you want to get involved in helping asylum seekers or refugees they run a great volunteer program and you can buy pretty handmade things online HERE.
If you want to donate to Sister Works, hit them up HERE