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Jobs Academy

Helping women get back to work

Giving women the confidence, capacity and connections to find, gain and retain employment

Future Women Jobs Academy

Helping women to get back to work

Giving women confidence, capacity and connections to find, gain and retain employment.

Why join?

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.

“The good thing about the program is being able to talk to so many people in the same boat - high profile women especially - this gave me the confidence to ask for what I want and not make too many sacrifices.”
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Jobs Academy

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.
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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 the vibrant Future Women community and can start building your professional network.

Connect with great employers. 
Connect with employers in Job Connections webinars and be supported to apply for roles that you want.

Learn from our expert team and partners. Be guided through workshops with experts to upskill and prepare for your return to the workforce.

“Loving this Academy - it really is keeping me accountable and motivated to keep at it.”
FW Member
Jobs Academy

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.

About Future Women

Helen McCabe, Founder & CEO

Helen McCabe
Founder 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 Rizvi
Chief 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.

“Just wanted to share that I just got a job offer - largely due to this amazing program. Not any old job, but a job I'm super excited about.”
FW Member
Jobs Academy Alum

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.

Supported By

Australian Government Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet logo

In Collaboration With

Gidget Foundation Australia

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