Women in Focus is proud to partner with organisations that promote the empowerment of women and women led businesses, that celebrate their successes, foster new opportunities and deliver the inspiration, information and connections they need to realise passions and fulfil purpose.

We have partnered with the following businesses because they share these values:


Business Chicks 

Business Chicks share our philosophy of bringing like-minded souls together to swap ideas, share stories, and spark inspiration. It is a community of over 35,000 women, and men, centred on values of creativity, boldness, curiosity and generosity, but most of all, fun.

Known for their fabulous events with international speakers including Sir Richard Branson, Diane von Furstenberg, Ita Buttrose, Julia Gillard, Michelle Bridges, Dr Brené Brown, Arianna Huffington, Sir Bob Geldof and Seth Godin, Business Chicks also has an online network and a bi-monthly magazine, Latte.

Through our partnership, we get great tickets to these events, and invite our community members to attend as our guests. They are the perfect example of inspiration, information and connection all bundled into one amazing experience.


Telstra Business Women’s Awards

In celebration of the outstanding success and achievements of Australian women in business and the community, we are a proud sponsor of the Telstra Business Women’s Awards.

These awards have 20 years of history, providing the platform for one generation of Australia’s best and brightest to connect with and inspire the next.

The entry process encourages business women to sit back, take a breath and reflect on all of their achievements – many even recharging their goals in the process. Alumni say the Awards open doors to new networks and career experiences, and opportunities to support, share and create new ideas.

So if there’s a business woman who inspires you, or you see the potential in yourself, we encourage you to nominate throughout the year – applications open late May. Every win starts with a nomination.  


SHE Business Australia

SHE Business is a new kind of business club for women in Australia. Founder Suzy Jacobs' vision is to secure the financial future of 100,000 business women globally. She does this by helping women to understand the reality of what it takes to be successful, connecting women to the networks, resources, knowledge, numbers, accountability and much, much more that they need.


EY Entrepreneur Of The Year

Commonwealth Bank has been the Principal sponsor of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program in Australia and New Zealand since 2011.

Women in Focus is excited to support this program which encourages entrepreneurial activity and recognises the achievements of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and contribution to the economy and community. It is a great opportunity to celebrate achievements, connect with like-minded entrepreneurs and enhance your business’ profile - our goal is to see a much greater representation of women in these awards!


Heads Over Heels

Heads Over Heels is on a mission to increase the representation of women leading high growth businesses. Heads Over Heels works with Connectors and a select group of CEOs to provide access to the strategic networks required for growth. Heads Over Heels selects and develops outstanding women CEOs, offering game-changing connections which lead to meaningful impact.

Women in Focus is proud to support the Heads Over Heels events, and to champion women from our community into this great initiative.


Australian National Committee for UN Women

Commonwealth Bank is a proud supporter of the Australian National Committee for UN Women and the important work it does in supporting the projects of UN Women and challenging the attitudes which perpetuate gender inequality.

The Australian National Committee for UN Women is an active participant in civil society activities relating to gender rights and the empowerment of women, particularly those relating to the core mandate of UN Women:

• Millennium Development Goals
• Women’s leadership and participation in public life
• Women, peace and security
• Women’s economic empowerment
• Violence against women

Women in Focus shares and promotes these goals for the empowerment of women.