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Brisbane Women's Club
A positive force for change for the Women of Brisbane
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.
“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”
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.