We aim to maximise the potential and contribution of professional migrant women through meaningful employment.
Closing the gap between migration and professional employment for women
As migrant women ourselves, we know first-hand how challenging the migration experience can be, placing many migrants -especially women- in vulnerable positions. They can encounter a lack of opportunities, discrimination, isolation, mental health issues, and domestic violence amongst other challenges and hardships.
Founded in 2019 by Fabiola Campbell, PMW was created from the desire to change the migrant womens’ story and address the struggles that many of us experience when trying to secure a professional job and break into the Australian market.
During her 15-year journey as a migrant, Fabiola gained experience in different areas such as community development, professional coaching, and professional training. This expertise led to the PMW mentoring program, which started with three participants (which we call mentees) in October 2019 and expanded to a group of 12 regular mentees by December 2019.
Today, PMW hosts two semesters per year, with groups of up to 10 mentees from across Australia. But PMW is not the story of one woman. The PMW initiative was able to grow thanks to the strong passion of other women -both migrant and local- who also wanted to use their professional background to contribute to the community. That is how, today, we count on the support of more than 20 volunteers who help us fulfil our mission and vision.
Maximise the potential and contribution of professional migrant women through meaningful employment.
Equality and representation for diverse women.
- Civic and social participation: maximise contribution through meaningful engagement.
- Safety and wellbeing: reduce risk factors associated with unemployment.
- Intersectional Representation: foster the diverse leaders of tomorrow.