This year’s event will feature two organisations, SisterWorks and Free to Feed that are working with refugees and asylum seekers to create a community, develop their skills and get them into active employment.
This year we are delighted to have Luz Restrepo, Founder and CEO of SisterWorks, as our guest speaker. Luz will share her amazing story of arriving in Australian in 2010, seeking political asylum and her journey founding SisterWorks.
The RKWN has selected SisterWorks as its charity to support for this year. We have a set of shared values and a vision to empower, connect and develop. SisterWorks is a Not-for-Profit social organisation with a mission to support women who are refugees, asylum seekers or migrants. The organisation strives to improve women's confidence, wellbeing and sense of belonging, and help them to become economically empowered.
There will be the opportunity to purchase some of the products that have been hand crafted by the SisterWorks community. The products include homewares, kitchenwares, preserves and body products.
This event will be catered by Free to Feed which was founded in late 2015. They assist asylum seekers to find meaningful employment opportunities using their existing skills and experiences which facilitates community interconnectivity, as well as breaking the sense of social isolation often faced by these new arrivals. It is a not-for-profit social enterprise in awe of the potential and spirit of refugees, people seeking asylum and new migrants – and appreciative of what they offer as new community members.
Join us at our Annual Cocktail Event to hear from our guest speaker and connect with the Russell Kennedy Women's Network.