Helping women get back to work

Giving women the confidence, capabilities and connections to build a secure and rewarding career.

Proven results

The Jobs Academy pilot program has demonstrated both overwhelming demand and success.


Reported increased confidence


Started the job search


Secured a job and/or commenced study

Why join?

Jobs Academy is a free, year long, virtual program designed to help you reach your goals.

Learning and development

Live, interactive webinars and best practice resources.

Community and connections

Share experiences and build a supportive network.

Mentoring and coaching

Workshop career challenges and chart your path forward


Connect with flexible employers at virtual Jobs Fairs


Become a lifetime member of Future Women’s vibrant and engaged community

“... the mentoring sessions, employer webinars and all the training webinars have been the most relevant and useful that I have ever had access to.”


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“…hearing from and connecting with other women experiencing the same challenges has boosted my confidence. I feel I'm less alone in this journey of trying to build and grow a professional career and while juggling caring responsibilities.”


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“Connecting with amazing people and believing in myself in finding the next dream job is something I couldn't have done without Jobs Academy.”


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“The Academy gave me the push to do my own work in this area and I am gaining a better sense of the skill shortfalls I need to bridge.”


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“I have found the resume, job application workshops and small group mentoring very helpful. It provided me with the confidence needed for the job application process.”


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About Jobs Academy

Jobs Academy is a Future Women initiative developed with support from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Office for Women. In its pilot phase Jobs Academy was delivered in collaboration with Gidget Foundation Australia.

Jobs Academy was conceived during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, which saw women reducing their hours of work or stop working altogether at a faster rate than men. Recognising that the pandemic was prompting economic and workforce changes that threatened women’s equal participation in work, Future Women launched Jobs Academy.

Since then, Jobs Academy has evolved to support employers who want to boost the number of women in their workforce or are facing serious labour shortages. Jobs Academy contributes positively to Australia’s productivity and is helping reduce the gender employment gap. Its mission remains to support women who face barriers to work, find meaningful, secure and flexible jobs.

The pilot program concluded in December 2022 and demonstrated both overwhelming demand and success. The 2023 program is now underway. Register your interest for a future intake.

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Working hand-in-hand with industry

We partner with employers and recruitment agencies that are committed to creating supportive environments and helping women to get back to work after a career break.

Our vision

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.

Helen McCabe

Founder and Managing Director

Jamila Rizvi

Deputy Managing Director

About Future Women

Who we are

Future Women is a professional development and job-readiness training organisation that is committed to achieving gender equality in Australian workplaces.

We achieve this by supporting women to reach their potential and training the men they work with to be advocates for equality.

We also guide employers to build fairer workplaces and work with them to connect women with job opportunities.

Our community

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 across our platform on our core topics covering leadership, equality, business and culture.

Our Locations

Adelaide | Auckland | Bay of Plenty | Canberra | Melbourne | Mid-North Coast | Sydney Kaurna | Tāmaki Makaurau | Te Moana-a-Toi | Ngunnawal | Naarm | Gumbaynggirr | Gadigal

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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