Women looking to return to the workforce attended a workshop hosted by State Labor Member for Narre Warren South Judith Graley at Oakgrove Community Centre.  

The workshop was run by Fiona Briffa from Able Corporate Training and also included a panel discussion with representatives from local community centres, Chisholm TAFE, and the Department of Human Services.

Ms Graley said the workshop was a fantastic opportunity for women looking to get back to work to pick up some great tips, advice and information on where to get started.

“I know just how difficult it can be for women who face the increasingly difficult task of balancing their work, family and community commitments,”

“Returning to the workforce following the birth of a child, illness or study can seem like an impossible task and I am often contacted by women who are struggling to get their foot in the door,”

“Today’s workshop and our outstanding guest speakers provided that extra bit of help and advice many women need to get back out there.” 

“It was an absolute privilege to be able to run this workshop for the women in our community. It was clear to see the participants were left feeling encouraged, inspired and
enthusiastic. More importantly they walked away with tools and knowledge to take action to reach for their goals and live their dreams,” said Fiona Briffa, who is a Life and Career Development Specialist.

Unsiat Sayeda, who participated in the workshop, said she felt invigorated and inspired after the day’s events.

“Women have benefitted greatly from attending the workshop today which has provided us with guidance and assistance on taking the first step towards a career path.”

“This workshop was extremely helpful in boosting our self-confidence and a great opportunity to network”, said Kan Nathan, another attendee who will make use of the resources provided at the workshop.

Paola VK also attended the workshop and felt highly motivated after listening to the panel of professional experts.

“Many women can benefit from such events in the community who are faced with similar struggles and hurdles. I realize that I am not the only one in this situation.”

For further information regarding workshops run by Fiona Briffa, contact 0412 291 964 or Judith Graley’s office on 9704 6055.