Historic women’s trade delegation to China

The Andrews Labor Government has led Victoria’s first all-women delegation to China and Hong Kong. Visiting Hong Kong today, Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins announced an $80,000 boost to Mentor Walks, a program to support women in Victoria who are ready to make their mark in their chosen area. Mentor Walks…

Inspiring the next generation of female entrepreneurs

The Andrews Labor Government is proudly supporting the 2017 girledworld Leadership Summit to boost gender equality across the workforce and inspire the next generation of female leaders and entrepreneurs. At the two day summit at the University of Melbourne, girls in years 7 to 12 will hear from female leaders and…

Applications open for Victoria’s Export Awards

Applications are now open for the Governor of Victoria Export Awards (GOVEAs), with businesses from across Victoria’s major industry sectors encouraged to apply and have their contribution to our economy recognised. The Governor of Victoria Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AM is the patron of the…

Breaking down gender barriers in the Tech Sector

Thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government, Victoria’s most talented women coders and designers will be applying their skills to tackle some of the public sector’s most pressing challenges. Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings today announced funding of $450,000 for Code for Australia to place…

Pledge to improve Gender Equality on Industry Panels

Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis tonight took the Panel Pledge to get more female leaders from STEM and business represented in Victoria’s industry panels and conferences. The pledge was made at an event co-hosted by the Women’s Leadership Institute Australia (WLIA), who…

Gender Equality Strategy to be launched as part of Victoria Against Violence

The Andrews Labor Government will launch Victoria’s first ever Gender Equality Strategy as part of this year’s Victoria Against Violence – 16 Days of Activism campaign. Victoria Against Violence is part of the United Nations led international campaign, Unite to End Violence Against Women: 16 Days of…

Girls in Tech launches Australian chapter in Melbourne

Victoria is ramping up support for girls and women in the digital technology sector, with the launch of Girls in Tech Australia alongside its major supporting partner REA Group – parent company of realestate.com.au. Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis officially launched the…

Startups & STEM to help form Gender Equality Strategy

Some of Victoria’s brightest minds are helping the Andrews Labor Government form the state’s first ever Gender Equality Strategy as part of a three-week consultation blitz. Startup entrepreneurs, scientists and engineers will take part in a consultation tomorrow, August 23, to help set the Labor…