Stepping Stones is a program tailored for women from refugee, migrant and asylum seeking backgrounds. It provides opportunities for women to achieve financial wellbeing through starting a business, finding employment, training pathways, mentoring and support.
Financial wellbeing is key to women’s security and safety
Registrations to the Stepping Stones business program is currently closed.·
Stepping Stones offers participants the opportunity to learn in an environment which is supportive, gender aware, friendly and actively reduces the barriers that prevent women from mainstream business training. English as an additional language (EAL) is supported.
For more information, get in touch with the team at email@example.com
To register for our programs, please click on the ‘apply now’ button below. If you have any questions please contact Linet on 0490 288 058 .
We are not currently recruiting for volunteer mentors. If you are interested in future rounds of recruitment, please contactFind out how to become a Stepping Stones mentor .
Thinking of starting a business?
Stepping Stones is now accepting applications.
What our participants say
The most important thing I learned from the program was to believe in myself. I am making my own money, I have financial independence and feel socially connected.
One of the things I liked about the program is that they did not push any of us to start a business. They encouraged us to look at other pathways, such as employment and education, depending on our individual circumstances.
It wasn't easy to get a job in Australia without having any local work experience. Stepping Stones has always supported me ... made me believe and trust myself, and helped me become an independent woman. All my life I will be thankful for how this course has changed me.
Want to support a Stepping Stones business?
Visit our business directory to order catering, or purchase goods.
The Stepping Stones program is funded by:
- Victorian Government - Office for Women and
- Hume Council
We acknowledge the enormous contributions made by our many volunteer mentors and corporate partners.