Workshops to help women return to work

Joondalup Business Association president Max Wilson and Brand Etiquette founder Sharron Attwood are helping women to return to work. Picture: Bruce Hunt d493017
Joondalup Business Association president Max Wilson and Brand Etiquette founder Sharron Attwood are helping women to return to work. Picture: Bruce Hunt d493017

THE Joondalup Business Association is supporting a program to educate, connect and inspire women looking to return to work.

With grant funding of $14,800 from the Department of Communities, JBA member Sharron Attwood of Brand Etiquette will run the program titled Return to Work, Return to Business and Return to You at Joondalup Library, Bandyup Women’s Prison and the Boronia Pre-Release Centre for Women.

Having volunteered with and worked for groups providing return-to-work programs for women in the community and prisons, Ms Attwood said she was keen to see them continue.

“The aim of the programs is the economic empowerment of women, which is proven to aid in the avoidance of homelessness and situations of domestic violence,” she said.

“They will also provide great networking opportunities between participants and potential employers and mentors.”

The programs will also bring together JBA members and business owners to share their expertise, experience and advice.

“The members and board of the JBA see this support as vital to the local area and for women re-entering the community,” JBA president Max Wilson said.

The first program will take place on June 7 at Borornia Pre-Release Centre, with Bandyup Women’s Prison in August.

Joondalup Library, on June 27, will be open to the public, aimed at women looking to return to work, start a business or looking for the next step.

Tickets are available on the JBA and Brand Etiquette Facebook pages.