Friday, December 15, 2017

Program to provide a voice for women with disability

David Lee February 18, 2015
SUPPORT FOR WOMEN… Shepparton Access CEO, Wendy Shanks and Women with Disabilities Victoria Partnership and Leadership Development Officer, Jane Oldfield are looking forward to kick starting an Enabling Women Leadership Program later this year in Shepparton. Photo: Alicia Niglia.

SUPPORT FOR WOMEN… Shepparton Access CEO, Wendy Shanks and Women with Disabilities Victoria Partnership and Leadership Development Officer, Jane Oldfield are looking forward to kick starting an Enabling Women Leadership Program later this year in Shepparton. Photo: Alicia Niglia.

A PROGRAM designed to provide women who have a disability with a voice is set to kick off in June this year, after an Enabling Women Leadership Program Reference Group was established during a meeting with Women With Disabilities Victoria at Shepparton Access last week.
Women with Disabilities Victoria Partnership and Leadership Development Officer, Jane Oldfield said, “We were looking for six to eight people to create reference group to advise the Enabling Women Leadership Program locally.
“It’s incredibly important to run this program in regional and rural areas and is important to focus on women with disabilities who are mostly marginalised and disadvantaged.
“It’s about supporting them and enabling them to have a voice.
“The reference group will now be able to continue the program locally once we have left.”
For further information, contact Jane on (03)9286 7807, at [email protected] or visit www.wdv.org.au or contact Shepparton Access CEO, Wendy Shanks on 5831 6180.