Women’s Business

Women’s Business: Second Chance Hub welcomes First Nations Women in Greater Western Sydney to become members, beginning a journey of success and reward.

We have launched! Hear from our current deadly members of Women’s Business Second Chance, as well as our Founder and Chairman Wendy Yarnold, UN Women Director of Programmes Sarah Hendriks, and our supporting partner at BHP Foundation. Join Minister Wyatt, Minister Cash, and Shadow Minister Burney in supporting this incredible initiative.

Hear from our Aspirants

Carla Whitton, 33 years old

Carla joined Women’s Business Second Chance hub to get some support and assistance with completing her diploma in childcare. As the primary carer for six children, Carla finds it hard to have time for herself! Having worked in schools for the past seven years, Carla appreciates the need for more Aboriginal people in teaching positions. She is currently working as a Student Support Liaison Officer at a preschool and wants to complete her diploma to become a childcare teacher. 

Yulara Frail, 24 years old

Yulara worked very hard during high school and, upon graduation, completed a traineeship at Commonwealth Bank. She continued working there until she gave birth to her first child.

Today, as a mother of three, Karla joins the Women’s Business Second Chance hub to upskill and get out of the house to be around other women. Yulara’s dream is to work in community and empower other Aboriginal people to strive for greatness. 

Dolie Ufi, 28 years old

Growing up in the Mount Druitt region, Dolie saw firsthand the disadvantage our elders face advocating for their own healthcare. Having worked many years in community health, Dolie believes more support in general is needed for Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people to navigate the healthcare system.

An incredibly inspiring woman, Dolie is the Founder/Chairperson of Yaama Mou’i Services, a disability service that provides NDIS services.  She has already made crossroads, implementing more culturally safe practices at a local health clinic here in Western Sydney.

Dyinalyung Muruga – Women’s Journey

Marana Yana (tracks to the hub)
Burbangana (Real Futures helping hands)
Ngarra (listening and learning)
Naala Birrung (look to the stars to reach your full potential)
Wumara (to soar and fly)

We are all connected, we all start our journey with different histories, we all want to soar

The Women’s Business: Second Chance (WBSC) hub is a ground-breaking new program that aims to ensure that women who are at risk of being left behind have access to participate in and achieve quality learning, entrepreneurship, and employment outcomes through educational and vocational training.

Many First Nations women have been marginalised from economic and social inclusion through circumstance and stereotype. The WBSC hub offers women, their families and local communities, access to customised educational, employment and support services which are tailored to their needs as learners and future earners.

Real Futures and UN Women – A Life Changing Partnership

A Supply Nation Certified Company, Real Futures focuses on training and empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to become workplace assets and community role models. Real Futures has partnered with UN Women to pilot the WBSC program in Western Sydney.

Australia is one of six countries to be participating in this pilot program – which is part of UN Women’s Second Chance Education and Vocational Learning Program and proudly funded by BHP Foundation.

Are you a woman interested in joining, or
an employer interested in hiring from our program?

Program Objectives

We get to know you and can help you with the following:

Job search skills to find a job

Vocational skills to be able to perform a job

Nutrition, fitness and general health and wellbeing support

Help with travel for training and work

Find culturally safe childcare

Online resources for individual solutions

Get in touch

We’re located at 83 Rooty Hill Rd North, Rooty Hill NSW 2766 or contact us on 1800 732 538

Real Futures acknowledges the Darug Traditional Owners of Country where our Women’s Business 2nd Chance hub is standing. We acknowledge all the Aboriginal Nations who are represented in the blood of our women residing in Greater Western Sydney’s freshwater and saltwater districts. 

We apologise for any visions or words that saddens or offends any of our people in the creation of this website.