Women's Leadership & Development Program
The Remote Female Employment & Leadership Project
Women’s Leadership & Development Program
The Office for Women which sits under the Australian Government’s Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet, administers the Women’s Leadership and Development Program (WLDP), to fund and deliver a range of projects for Australian Women. The program contributes to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Outcome 1 to improve outcomes for Australian women in six key priority areas:
- Women’s Job Creation
- Women’s Economic Security
- Women’s Workforce Participation
- Women’s Leadership
- Women’s Safety
- International Engagement
The RRRC has been awarded to undertake the Remote Female Employment & Leadership Project over a four year period, concluding in June 2024.
The Project will be conducted in six communities located in North Queensland and the Northern Territory.
The Remote Female Employment and Leadership Project will empower women in isolated communities by developing job readiness and fostering women’s leadership and talent within their local communities. This project will target Indigenous women and equip them with the skills, recognised qualifications, work necessary documentation, knowledge and confidence to seek work opportunities, personal development and community leadership. The Remote Female Employment and Leadership Project will be delivered by respected Indigenous community members and will be supported by trained RRRC personnel who have the on-country experience and cultural knowledge to connect and build relationships with isolated women.