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Women in Business

Supporting women in starting, running and growing their businesses

Tailored support for female business leaders

The South Australian Government is committed to creating a business environment in which gender has no bearing on the opportunities available.

Research shows women in business face different and additional barriers than men in business, which potentially impacts the number of women who choose to start their own businesses and how women may be able to run and grow your businesses.

The Women in Business Program is designed to give entrepreneurial-minded women every opportunity to pursue our goals, leading to a more diverse and inclusive business community.

The Women in Business Program is a four year, $4 million commitment to help South Australian women overcome barriers to success by supporting you in starting, running and growing your business.

Meet Kylie Roberts, owner of Aleenta Health Club

Kylie Roberts is the owner of Aleenta Health Club, a pilates, barre and HIIT studio with four locations across South Australia.

Looking to learn from other female business owners about how they balanced their business and their family life, through the Women in Business Program she’s found connections she could never have imagined and loves learning from other women’s experiences.

Find out more about what the Women in Business Program has taught Kylie and how she’s used it to collaborate with other business leaders and find balance in her life.

Connecting Women in Business

Applications for proposals

Are you an existing organisation that already facilitates connections and networking, builds capability and supports collaboration between women in business?

The Connecting Women in Business Program is designed to support existing networking groups and communities in metropolitan and regional South Australia that connect women in business through mentors, events, online forums and workshops.

Funding of up to $25,000 is available per application and will be awarded for proposals that are up to a maximum of 2 years duration.

Other core programs

The Women in Business Advisory Program

Expressions of interest for the 2024 intake of the Women in Business Advisory Program are now open.

HERstory: Business Collective

Professional development and mentoring through Port Adelaide Football Club's HERstory program.

The Women in Business Foundation Program

Delivering capability and skills development for women in the formative stages of theirbusiness journey.

Women in Business Events

Women in Business is delivering a curated program of events to deliver capability, skills development and growth strategies for women in small business. You can also submit your business event here and add to the calendar.

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