Global Sisters logo

Back Her Brilliance: First Nation Sisters

Global Sisters

Supported beneficiary groups within Women & Girls
Age Demographic
Adults - aged 25 to under 65
Project Focus
Project Area

Project Description

Global Sisters exists to “Back Her Brilliance” and make business possible for all Australian women. We support women who are unemployed or under-employed to become financially independent through business. Read more on our target group and the needs we are addressing:

We have worked with Aboriginal women across Australia since inception in 2016, and our impact to date is documented in the paper, First Nation Sisters on our Social Impact platform:

In this project, Global Sisters will build on that previous work, to develop an Aboriginal led strategy and implement a model designed with and specifically for Aboriginal Sisters. We will hire a national role, an Aboriginal “RCM” (our key Sister facing role) who will develop the strategy and adapt our model to meet the needs of Aboriginal Sisters in different contexts around Australia.

They will:
1.Identify the locations for Aboriginal women focused Hubs in existing and new locations
2.Support the establishment of Aboriginal focused Hubs, using our Global Sisters – In A Box model
3.Support Aboriginal Sisters to sell via the Global Sisters Marketplace
4.Develop a scale and export strategy for Aboriginal Sisters, and support in their capacity building to be scale and export ready, including brokering partnerships with businesses eg.

Expected Outcomes

Through the Back Her Brilliance: First Nations Sisters project, Global Sisters will:
•Make business possible for 60 Aboriginal women in urban, regional and remote areas of Australia
•Establish between 3-6 face-to-face Hubs, and a culturally appropriate online access program, to support Aboriginal Sisters to ideate and launch new businesses and grow existing businesses
•Provide self-employment for Aboriginal women
•Support the launch of businesses that meet the cultural and socio-economic needs of their families and communities, and create broader value and social capital
•Increase market access and incomes via the Marketplace
•Support the potential of national scale and export ready businesses
Change the national discourse on Aboriginal women’s economic participation and raise the profile of Aboriginal women’s business, both in Australia and internationally

Project Data & Lessons

Global Sisters collects data and tracks impact across 6 social impact domains: business acumen, enterprise, financial resilience, empowerment, influence and connection. The findings are shared on our Social Impact platform, available as a live impact site:

Project Dates

Project will start when funds are received. Project will end 18 months after funding received.

Funding Details

Funding Needed
Current Funding
Total Project Costs
Approved Tax Deductability Status
Approved Tax Concession Charity
Other Funding Sources
Other Support Opportunities
In-kind contributions, Other, Pro bono services
Other Forms of Support
Smartphones and data for Sisters to run their business

Organisation Details

Global Sisters
ABN: 36162363180


Heather Thomson, COO
Phone: 0448072398

About Global Sisters

We believe in a world where every woman has the opportunity to create her own economic future. Global Sisters is a not-for-profit that makes business possible for women across Australia. We support the creation of new jobs and increase economic participation.Our purpose is to unlock women’s potential and overcome the barriers stopping her, so she can create her own employment, become financially resilient, stand tall and influence her family and community. More information:

Related Projects



UNITY is aimed at girls and gender diverse people aged 10-12 in the Bankstown area. This 12-week early intervention music mentoring program teaches singing and songwriting through the lens of talking about what makes up healthy relationships with our community,...
Documentary Australia Foundation

Bukal Bukal

Why is the fact Aboriginal women are the fastest growing Incarceration group in Australia, not a part of urgent national discussion? Henrietta reveals the direct links between institutional racism and its trickle down effect into Aboriginal society, creating third world...
La Trobe University

Baggarrook Yurrongi First Nations Midwifery Program

First Nations communities experience an unacceptable gap in health outcomes and First Nations babies and their mothers have critically poorer outcomes than non-First Nations people. The lifelong impacts of these outcomes are severe.
Council of Single Mothers and their Children Inc.

Providing essential specialist support for single mothers and their children

Single mothers turn to CSMC at their times of greatest need and for ongoing support from our expert frontline staff on a wide range of issues.