Celebrating our AWEsome Achievements in 2020

At the AWE AGM 2020, members revisited some of the many AWE successes and achievements over a challenging year.

Here is a snapshot:

  • Invitation to and participation in the UNDRR Asia-Pacific Forum in Brisbane in November 2019
  • Vic AWE Chapter end of year dinner in Melbourne with guests Elizabeth and Jolie from New Zealand AWE Chapter
  • NSW AWE Chapter monthly Friday networking including site visits and guest speakers and end of year meeting and drinks in Sydney in December 2019
  • AWE presentation at ANZDMC conference in Brisbane
  • Monthly member newsletters
  • Mentoring program commenced
  • AWE Speaking engagements by members of the AWE committee including at the Women’s Environmental Leadership Australia (WELA), Loneliness Dialogue, SES Sunbury Unit – Women’s Day, Grampians Health, guest speaker at IWD events
  • WA AWE Chapter Leads and Advisory group breakfast in Perth
  • Invitation to ELCA National Climate and Emergency Summit and signatory to recommendations to Commonwealth Government including full page ad in the weekend newspaper with AWE logo
  • AWE Scholarships program commenced
  • Ongoing activity and networking on social media including posting our recordings of events on our private AWE You Tube channel
  • AWE Conversation Series – delivered 6 events featuring prominent women from within our AWE network and our close friends
  • Other events included – virtual Pool Party, regional drinks, virtual drinks during COVID
  • Monthly Mindfulness and Breath Work sessions
  • Partnered with ESF at IWD event at AAMI Park followed by joining almost record making crowd at MCG to watch the final of the International Women’s T20 cricket
  • Building relationships with other women’s groups around the world
  • Partnered with HAG and HWN on IWD 2020 for special forum on diversity in disasters and the role of women’s networks
  • AWE Committee and Chapter Leads Planning sessions
  • Go Fund Me campaign raised  $3,500
  • 2nd Member Survey
  • Over 1300 Members