Brisbane Women's Club
A positive force for change for the Women of Brisbane
March 10 2015
Our CEO, Balveen Ajimal and Board Member, Cheryl Peate, were delighted to be invited to the riverside offices of PricewaterhouseCoopers, to participate in a “Fireside Chat” as part of PwC’s diversity and inclusion program. The evening was full of questions, personal stories and sharing of experiences and ideas. Thank you to PwC for hosting us and we look forward to working with the group further next year.
Oct 23 2015
What a beautiful setting for the first of our professional networking and development events. 47 women joined us for a fascinating panel discussion with female entrepreneurs, go-getters and trend-setters advising and inspiring us with their personal stories and professional achievements. The mix of backgrounds, professions and ages of the women who attended really made this a stand out event. All proceeds went to Yalari, a charity which provides scholarships for indigenous students to study at Brisbane schools.
The Brisbane Women’s Club is a centre for Brisbane and Queensland women to exercise progressive leadership around issues of public importance for women, to support projects and organisations aimed at improving the lives of women, and to mentor and guide younger women to achieve equal participation in the social, cultural, political and economic arenas of Australian life.
The Club aims to bring together a diverse group of professional women in Brisbane and South East Queensland. Being a part of Brisbane Women’s Club is an opportunity to actively get involved in activities and events which have benefits for women and which are of great interest to Brisbane Women’s Club members, to extend professional and personal networks with like-minded women, and to be part of an organisation that speaks out on behalf of women.
We are a not for profit. All proceeds from our events go to charities operating in this space in Brisbane and Queensland, or to the Brisbane Women’s Club Charitable Trust as part of our ongoing grants program.
“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”
The Brisbane Women’s Club was founded in 1908 by Margaret Ogg, an extraordinary women with a passion to improve the lives of Queensland women. Operating continuously for more than 107 years, from its inception the Club has had a strong social justice purpose. The Club was a key fundraiser and driver of the establishment of Women’s College at UQ, actively campaigned for the pension and support for single mothers and today, through its Charitable Trust donations, financially supports a range organisations, projects and activities empower, educate and enable women to achieve their potential.
Our board is made up of a group of professional, hard-working and exceptional women who give freely of their time and energies to contribute their skills to the Club. We welcome members who want to contribute to the Club and its projects. Please get in touch if you would like to be part of the Club committee.
The Brisbane Women’s Club Charitable Trust was designed to support and advance the role of women in our community and the wider world, supporting women’s initiatives surrounding education, social issues and health. The Charitable Trust was set up in 2008 following the sale of Club property and the decision to focus on operating a system of Charitable grants to local Brisbane and Queensland charities.
Today, the Charitable Trust remains central to our fundraising program and our ability to distribute proceeds from our events and other activities.