Economic Security for Women Connection Program

Economic Security4Women Connection Program, Queensland: Applications Closed

10 female Queensland business leaders located in very remote Queensland, in a drought-affected area, have the opportunity to apply for The Economic Security4Women Connection Program. This exciting program is offered through Femeconomy Partner economic Security4Women (eS4W), and funded by the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund and applications close midnight Monday 31 August 2020.


This program is for business owners from towns in the areas of:

  • Barcaldine
  • Barcoo
  • Blackall
  • Boulia
  • Bulloo
  • Diamantina
  • Longreach
  • McKinlay
  • Murweh
  • Paroo
  • Quilpie
  • Richmond
  • Tambo
  • Winton
Each female leader selected for this program will receive:
  • One year of online leadership and capability mentoring 
  • A female leader interview on Femeconomy
  • A one year Femeconomy Platinum Membership

Thank you to Femeconomy member, Alison Shaw from Tambo Teddies for the use of the image of their wonderful shop in Tambo. Their innovative range of unique, quality handcrafted Australian teddy bears and other products from natural wool, 100% Australian made in the middle of the Outback are loved all over the world.


The business must:

  • Meet Femeconomy’s approval criteria of either at least 50% female owned or has at least 30% women on the Board of Directors
  • Be located in very remote Queensland, in a drought-affected area
  • Have a digital presence
  • Have been operational for at least one year
  • Fit under one of Femeconomy’s categories: Automotive, Banking & Insurance, Children’s Services, Clothing, Cosmetics & Toiletries, Electronics or Technology, Gifts, Grocery, Handbags & Accessories, Health & Well-Being, Homewares, Jewellery, Liquor, Luxury, Professional Services for example Financial Services, Human Resources, Marketing & Communications, Shoes, Toys, Trades, Variety & Hardware

Applications closed midnight Monday 31 August 2020

Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund

• drive economic growth
• build stronger regional communities into the future.

Intended program outcomes
• create jobs
• have a positive impact on economic activity, including Indigenous economic participation through employment and supplier-use outcomes
• enhance community facilities
• enhance leadership capacity
• encourage community cohesion and a sense of identity

economic Security4Women (eS4W)

eS4W is an alliance of women’s organisations united in the belief that economic wellbeing and financial security are essential for women and will enable women of all ages to have an equal place in society, and is one of the six National Women’s Alliances funded by the Federal Government’s Office for Women.


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Posted by Jade Collins - Femeconomy Director

Jade Collins has 20 years’ global experience in corporate executive Human Resources and management consulting roles in the Mining, Energy and Aerospace industries, leading large scale, complex multi-million-dollar change management programs. Jade finds the combination of her HR, Psychology and MBA qualifications and her leadership experience is invaluable for increasing gender equality in leadership across industries. Jade was a member of the Queensland Government's Strategic Advisory Group for the Toward Gender Parity: Women on Boards Initiative and the 2019 CQU Alumni of the Year for Social Impact for her work with Femeconomy.