Helping women to get back to work
Giving women confidence, capacity and connections to find, gain and retain employment.
You’ll be supported by Future Women to find the right job for you.
real job opportunities
From employers who provide a great working environment.
Webinars and training
Specifically created for Jobs Academy members and their needs.
Small group mentoring sessions
With talented women who will share with you how they achieved their goals.
Access to the Future Women network
Community, resources, and a spot at our virtual Leadership Summit.
About Jobs Academy
Jobs Academy is a new Future Women initiative, supported by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Office for Women, and delivered in collaboration with Gidget Foundation Australia.
At the height of COVID-related lockdowns in 2020, women were more likely to lose work and more likely to take on more unpaid labour than men.
Recognising that the economy and workforce had changed in a way that seriously impacted women, and particularly women who had stepped out of the workforce for a time, Future Women launched Jobs Academy to support women in going back to work, securing more hours or making a career change.
The pilot intake for Jobs Academy begins in January 2022 and will support 140 women who have experienced perinatal depression and anxiety, or mental health challenges, in achieving their career goals.
How It Works
Jobs Academy is a free, year-long Future Women membership that supports women to return to their jobs, find new jobs, secure more working hours, or forge a new career path.
Interested? Register your interest and start your application to join our next intake
Tell us about yourself, your career goals and what you’re hoping to learn.
Start your Jobs Academy membership
Once selected, you’ll join our community and start your year of learning and development with us.
Connect with great employers
Via our Jobs Board you’ll find available opportunities, connect with employers in Job Connections Webinars and be supported to apply for roles that you want.
Learn from our expert team and partners
You’ll be guided through workshops with experts and leaders in skills that will prepare you for your return to the workforce – from resume writing, to interview skills, negotiating, managing up, playing to your strengths, and everything in between.
That every Australian woman who wants paid work, can be securely employed in a supportive and flexible environment, regardless of her personal circumstances or background.
About Future Women
Helen McCabeFounder and CEO
Who We Are
Future Women was born out of the desire to build a magazine brand for women in the digital age, with its rich, glossy appeal and deep insights. Former magazine editor Helen McCabe was creating the company when the MeToo movement gained momentum in late 2017, and Future Women quickly became a deeply emotional investment in the movement. It is now more than a destination to inspire women in their own lives, but a safe space to motivate women as we push for a gender equal world.
Jamila RizviChief Creative Officer
What We Do
We know the workplace is unequal and women face complex challenges. Future Women offers a safe space to connect, learn and lead. Led by our community, we offer daily interactions on our core topics covering leadership, equality, business and culture.
Future Women acknowledges the land on which our team members live and work. From the wet and windy lands of the Kulin nations, to the Kaurna people’s rolling Adelaide plains, to Gadigal and Gumbaynggirr land where the sun always shines, and across the seas to the land of the Maori people of New Zealand. We pay our respects to elders past and present. We recognise that the Aboriginal land on which many of our team work has never been ceded and the work of reconciliation is not yet done. Future Women are committed to continuing the conversations about women and their work that have taken place on this land for tens of thousands of years.
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