Membership of AWE is open to anyone who plays a role in emergencies, including those who work, study or volunteer in emergency services organisations, community and not-for-profit organisations, governments and agencies, universities and schools, private businesses and organisations, as well as volunteers and community members.

AWE promotes, supports and recognises all women, and women in all their intersectional identities across the emergency management and disaster resilience sector. We welcome allies of women, and membership of and participation in AWE is open to everybody.


Our Members Say…

“”What an amazing concept and opportunity!”

“Bloody good idea. Count me in!”

“Congratulations on this fabulous initiative. I take the opportunity to offer you my whole hearted support and endorsement!”

“I think that this is an exciting idea that will benefit many women in this industry.”

“A group like this has been long overdue and helps to bring together women who work in an environment that is generally dominated by men.”

“Been waiting for something like this!”

“Chance to promote opportunities for women in this amazing sector!”

“Great opportunity to be part of the change in thinking and empowerment of woman within EM.”

“I am a woman in the EM field. I am interested to learn from other women’s approach and perspective of how they approach their responsibility.”

“I believe that women are an important asset to EM, and that it is important that we support each other in what can be a male dominated industry.”

“I have worked in the emergency management sector for 12 years and it has always been a male dominated sector. It is great to see a network established for like-minded women.”

“I joined AWE as I recognise the power of networking, particularly in the emergency management field. Those working or volunteering in the EM share a common passion to minimise the impact of disasters / emergencies.”

“In acknowledgement of the skills, strength and experience that many of us women in emergencies bring to the table. We have already influenced the emergency management conversation and will continue to do so.”

“There are a lot of women entering emergency services/management and a network like this should provide great support.”

“There is little to nothing tangible that allows the formation of local state-based networks and partnerships between agencies, which I think is my angle. This idea comes from me being like ‘I want to join a network of women who work in EM’ … crickets… oh wait, there wasn’t one.”

“Fantastic initiative!”

“I am excited to be part of the network of like minded women.”

“Such a fabulous initiative – congratulations and thank you.”

Who can join the AWE Network?

AWE is open to anyone who works or has an interest in emergencies, including those in emergency service organisations, community and not for profit organisations, governments and agencies, universities and schools, private businesses and organisations, as well as volunteers and community members.
Members come from all sectors that play a role in emergencies, no matter how big or small, including:
* People across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific
* Community organisations
* Emergency service organisations
* Community, health and social service organisations
* Volunteer organisations
* Universities and schools
* Students and young people
* Private organisations and businesses
* Local, state and federal governments and agencies