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Announcing Women with Disabilities Victoria (WDV) will bring the Enabling Women Leadership Program to Central Highlands

Enabling Women is a community leadership program empowering a group of 8-12 women with disabilities to build on natural leadership skills and confidence. This is an opportunity for women to come together, to share their lived experiences of disability, expand community networks, find solutions to address issues of social challenges and rise to their true leadership and advocacy potential.

This program is being offered in partnership with City of Ballarat, Moorabool Shire Council, Golden Plains Shire Council, Grampians disAbility Advocacy and Women’s Health Grampians. The program is open to women with a disability living, working or studying in the council areas of Ballarat, Moorabool, Hepburn and Golden Plains.

WDV are now inviting applications for two positions to help facilitate the program, and will be hosting information sessions for potential program participants and leadership mentors. For further details about position descriptions, registration and application closing dates see below.

Positions Available:
Women with Disabilities Victoria have two fixed term contract positions available for women who identify as having a disability, from Ballarat, Moorabool, Golden Plains or Hepburn.

Enabling Women Co-Facilitator: to assist with the delivery of the Enabling Women Leadership Program.
Applications close 18 September 2017
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Enabling Women Mentor Coordinator: who will recruit and match mentors with participants in the Enabling Women Leadership Program.
Applications close 13 September 2017
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Enabling Women is a 6 week (1 day per week) community leadership program which will  run from October to November 2017.
An information session for potential program applicants will be held on 18 September in Ballarat.
Program Applications will close 29 September 2017
Click here to find out more about the program, information session or application form. 

Enabling Women program participants will be supported by a mentoring program. WDV are seeking women of all ages and abilities from the Central Highlands region interested in supporting women with disabilities to further develop their leadership skills.
An information session for potential mentors will be held on 4 October in Ballarat.
Mentor Applications will close 6 October 2017
Click here for more information about the mentor program information session and mentor application form.

Please direct enquiries about the program to Women with Disabilities Victoria, Carly Myers, Women’s Enabling and Empowerment Officer, by phone 9286 7815 or email

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