About us

Fitted for Work is the first Australian organisation of its kind dedicated to helping women experiencing disadvantage get into work and keep it.

Since 2005, we have helped over 24,000 women experiencing disadvantage to courageously break through barriers to get and keep work. We are a collective of employees, volunteers, partners and supporters who know that when women have hope, confidence and economic security through work, the flow-on effect is transformational.

We welcome all and any women experiencing adversity to benefit from our services and we treat them all with respect and empathy. We believe in women. We know that with the right support and skills, women can transform their lives, and the world.

We live these values

Authenticity

We point out a different perspective.

We have fun.

We are genuine.

Accountability

We take responsibility for our own actions.

We are transparent.

We acknowledge and deal with issues appropriately.

We are proactive.

We put our words into actions.

Compassion

We show empathy.

We are open minded.

We are generous.

We are supportive.

Courage

We are brave.

We are honest and encourage others to do the same.

We do what is right.

We have integrity.

Respect

We treat people fairly and inclusively.

We are attentive and listen.

We are polite.

We trust each other.

We are accepting.

We are patient.

Innovation

We are creative.

We are curious.

We are proactive.

We are able to find solutions.

We are open minded.


Fitted for Work prepares women for work mentally and physically and provide them with practical skills required to take their place in the workforce. Our approach, which involves coaching and mentoring, nurtures women throughout their journey to ensure they feel able to stay in work. We assist them to overcome their present situation and move forward courageously.

We work with a number of referral partners, providing their clients with evidence-based, high quality, responsive, targeted programs.

Our supporters come from all kinds of industries and backgrounds and are both individuals and corporations. They bring expertise, financial support and immeasurable energy and we couldn’t achieve our goals without them.

Our mission is to transform the lives of more families each year, by helping women transition into work. We are also driving the organisation to be more financially self-sufficient through our social enterprises.


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“There is no development strategy more beneficial to society as a whole - women and men alike - than the one which involves women as central players.”

- Kofi Annan