Together we are stronger
Together we are stronger
Research shows that wellness is inexplicably connected with safety and equality. Each strengthens the other.
The Australasian Sustainable Wellness Academy (ASWA) has a commitment to making a profound positive and healthy impact to our local and global community by contributing to the following Sustainable Development Goals: 3 – 5 – 8 – 9 – 10 – 16
We do this by partnering with like-minded purposeful businesses and organisations that directly or indirectly are contributing to bringing wellness within everyone’s reach.
At the local level, we support initiatives through donations of wellbeing programs and pro-bono advisory services and delivery of wellbeing workshops & presentations to businesses, industry forums, community initiatives, events and schools. At the national level, we use our purchasing power and choose businesses with female leaders to actively contribute to creating gender equality. At the global level, ASWA have been active supporters in Soroptimist International projects since 2006.
Femeconomy – Only 1% of business procurement contracts go to women-owned businesses. Without a doubt we can CAN and MUST do better than this!
ASWA contribute to gender equality by using our purchasing power and choosing businesses with female leaders.
Women make 85% of purchase decisions. Femeconomy uses consumer activism to progress gender equality by unlocking the power of the purse. If women buy from B2C and B2B businesses that have women in leadership, women will impact bottom lines. This leads to more women in leadership to advance gender equality. It’s The Femeconomy Effect.
Companies with female leaders are not only more profitable, which means more opportunity for everyone. But they are less likely to have a gender pay gap, which means more money for the whole family and more workplace flexibility, which helps women and men.
Femeconomy approved businesses have at least 30% female board directors or 50% female ownership. Approximately 1500 brands are listed on Femeconomy and over 850 receive Femeconomy’s approval. This approach directly supports top down strategies to improve gender equality on leadership teams. Make sure your top 10 have Femeconomy’s badge of approval and you will progress gender equality with every purchase.
ASWA is a Femeconomy approved business.
Soroptimist International is a global volunteer movement founded in 1921 with a network of around 72,000 club members in 121 countries. Advocating for human rights and gender equality, at the heart of Soroptimist International’s advocacy is its work across eight UN Centres, where their UN representatives ensure that the voices of women and girls are heard. Their membership work on grassroots projects and partner with government and non-government agencies and other women’s services to provide practical responses to community needs as their membership work toward their goal of helping women and girls achieve their individual and collective potential, realise aspirations and have an equal voice in communities worldwide.
Domestic Violence Prevention Centre
Domestic Violence Prevention Centre (DVPC) is a not for profit community based organisation providing specialist domestic violence support services. Established in 1992, DVPC provide a wide range of programs to support women and their children affected by domestic and family violence. They also work with men who perpetrate domestic violence. DVPC partners with government agencies, non-government agencies and other women’s services to continue to improve responses to domestic and family violence as we work toward achieving our goal of ending violence against women.
Beyondblue is an independent, not-for-profit organisation working to increase awareness and understanding of depression, anxiety and related disorders throughout Australia and reduce the associated stigma.