About Us

Future Women launched in 2018 with a promise to help women connect, learn and lead. Led by CEO and Founder, Helen McCabe, and Deputy Managing Director, Jamila Rizvi, it is a safe, respectful environment where debate, discussion and difference are celebrated. 

In addition to Jobs Academy, an innovative job-readiness training program, Future Women talks to millions of women every year through books, podcasts, essays, training and development programs, live interviews and in-person events.

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Mother working on her laptop from the kitchen bench whilst holding a toddler on her hip with another child by her side
Gidget Foundation Australia

Gidget Foundation Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that provides programs to support the emotional wellbeing of expectant and new parents.

Nearly 1 in 5 mothers and 1 in 10 fathers will experience perinatal depression and anxiety – a condition that is often hidden and not fully understood. It impacts around 100,000 Australians each year, and suicide is the leading cause of maternal death. Nearly 50% of all parents experience adjustment disorders.

Gidget Foundation Australia is supported by the generosity of philanthropic individuals and business, the NSW Government as well as events.

Our Experts

Through a year-long Jobs Academy program, participants will learn from dynamic and impressive women who understand the challenges of investing in your professional and personal development, while being there for yourself and your loved ones.

They’ll share their practical and proven tips for getting ahead in the workplace and in life. Here are just some of the experts supporting Jobs Academy in 2022. 

Rearn Norman

Psychologist and
Leadership Coach

Jamila Rizvi

Author, Presenter and
Political Commentator

Chris Barnes

Chris Barnes

Clinical Psychologist and Perinatal Mental Health Specialist

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.