We were thrilled to celebrate the graduation of our first EMPower cohort, with eight women having completed 24 months in the EMPower Program!
EMPower is a life-changing coaching program that gives women and non-binary people the skills and confidence to thrive and achieve greater economic freedom. Participants are guided to set and achieve goals across life domains, including family and housing, career and education, finances, and health and wellbeing.
The graduation ceremony took place at Juno’s office in Preston on April 5th, with EMPower Coaches Tessa and Kate and Juno’s CEO, Tanya, in attendance.
It was a terrific event and a chance to reflect on the women’s achievements since commencing the program. The graduation ceremony was followed by a reflection time where the eight graduates shared what they were most proud of and what has changed for them.
“I feel like I can achieve anything I put my mind to. I’ve learnt to set goals and plan out what I need to do in order to achieve my goals.”
EMPower is informed by evidence of how trauma can affect life outcomes and economic participation of adults and their dependent children. It has been purpose-designed to support single women and their children out of cycles of poverty, family violence and homelessness by increasing stability, wellbeing, and economic self-sufficiency.
Some of the goals graduates achieved included purchasing a first home, securing stable employment in a job they enjoy, growing in confidence and trusting themselves and creating mutually respectful, strong relationships with family.
To date, women participating in the EMPower Program have also had an average increase of $200 per week, effectively lifting them out of poverty.
We are so proud of everything these women have achieved and feel confident they will continue to set and achieve goals in what are now economically secure and thriving futures.