Category: Minister for Women

Halifax Production Backs Women On And Off The Screen

Women are leading the way on both sides of the camera on Halifax: Retribution, a major new television series giving five women a unique opportunity to boost their screen careers. Minister for Women Gabrielle Williams this week visited the Melbourne set of the eight-part Australian crime series that sees Rebecca Gibney reprise her popular role […]

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Taking Action Against Sexism And Sexual Harassment

The Andrews Labor Government is helping reduce sexism and sexual harassment by supporting a pilot program that teaches bystanders how to step in and take action against offensive behaviour. Minister for Women Gabrielle Williams today launched a new toolkit on bystander interventions, which offers a ‘ladder’ of responses that escalate according to behaviour. The pilot […]

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Cultivating Women Leaders In The Music Industry

Victoria’s vibrant local music industry will get stronger and more diverse leadership thanks to a mentoring program for women. Minister for Women Gabrielle Williams today opened applications for the 2020 Cultivate, a program for women leaders in the music industry which helps advance their career. The Andrews Labor Government has funded Music Victoria to deliver […]

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Free Financial Guidance For Women Over 50

The Andrews Labor Government is helping improve the financial security of older women by supporting a free financial wellbeing kit which will be available across the state. Minister for Women Gabrielle Williams this week launched the My Money Conversation Kit, created by the Women’s Information Referral Exchange (WIRE) – the only state-wide free information and […]

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Applications Open For Women’s Board Leadership Program

More Victorian women will have the skills they need to excel on boards and in leadership after taking part in the Women’s Board Leadership Program with the support of the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Women Gabrielle Williams today opened applications for this year’s Women’s Board Leadership Scholarships, with this year’s program including streams on […]

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Nominations Open For 20th Victorian Honour Roll Of Women

Nominations are now open for the Victorian Honour Roll of Women, which recognises the achievements and contributions of the state’s most remarkable women. Minister for Women Gabrielle Williams this week opened nominations for the 20th annual Victorian Honour Roll of Women and marked the award’s 20-year milestone with a gathering of alumni at the Parliament […]

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Melbourne Bids For Global Gender Equality Conference

Melbourne has been shortlisted as one of three finalists to host the world’s largest gender equality conference in 2022. Minister for Women Gabrielle Williams today launched Australia’s bid to bring the Women Deliver conference to Victoria in front of influential gender equality advocates at Parliament House. The 2019 conference, which was opened by Canadian Prime […]

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Helping Women In Our Contemporary Music Scene

Victorian women working as managers and leaders in Victoria’s world-renowned music industry will be better supported thanks to new funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Women Gabrielle Williams today announced that Cultivate – a program supporting female leaders in Victoria’s music industry – will receive an extra $100,000 to fund new participants in […]

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Victorian Women Awarded Queen’s Birthday Honours

Victorian women feature strongly in today’s 2019 Queen’s Birthday Order of Australia awards, with Sharan Burrow AC was awarded Companion of the Order – the highest Australian honour – for services to industrial relations at national and international levels and as a human rights champion in developing countries. Ms Burrow was the second woman to […]

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Women’s Honour Roll Receives New Inductees

Twenty-one inspiring and exceptional women have been inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women. Minister for Women Gabrielle Williams today paid tribute to the 2019 inductees, who include women who have made enormous contributions to society in fields such as business, education, policing, health and medical research, and public life. The latest inductees have […]

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