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WHISE welcomes release of pay gap data, launches resource on how to close gap on International Women’s Day

The recent release of gender pay gap data from 5,000 private sector employers by the national Women’s Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) has sparked heightened interest, with its unveiling marking a substantial advancement in our collective efforts to promote gender equality. “More than just the release of the data is the discussion and debate that surrounds…

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26 January Statement

Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE) acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as Australia’s First Peoples and the Traditional Owners of the lands, waterways and skies where we live, work, rest and play.   Australia Day is the annual, official National Day of Australia and has been observed on 26 January since 1994. It marks…

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Report Launch: Economic Benefits of Investing in Gender Equity for Better Health

The Victorian Women’s Health Services have launched a landmark report that outlines the economic return that investment in the Women’s Health Services sector has to Victoria. Return on Equity: Health and economic dividends from investing in Women’s Health was commissioned by the sector and authored by Dr Angela Jackson, Lead Economist of Impact Economics and Policy. The…

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End of Year Message from WHISE

As we approach the end 2023, we take a moment to reflect. We’ve made incredible strides together in improving women’s health and well-being in Southern Metropolitan Melbourne.This year has been filled with both challenges and triumphs. Above all else, there’s been strong dedication to see a region where all women are healthy, safe, well and…

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WHISE awarded Women’s Health and Wellbeing support grant to address menopause

WHISE Receive Grant To Expand Crucial Work To Address Impacts Of Menopause Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE) is delighted to announce that we are one of 13 recipients awarded the Women’s Health and Wellbeing Support Groups and Programs Grant to establish local health and wellbeing support groups that are specifically designed by women,…

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WHISE joins 3CR Tuesday Breakfast to chat about 16 Days of Activism

WHISE CEO Kit McMahon is welcomed back to 3CR to chat to the Tuesday Breakfast team. They discuss our 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign and the role healthcare services can play. Kit McMahon chats about how WHISE works to support the health system and understanding of the impacts of family violence. She…

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Women’s Health Services Network Unveil Compelling Economic Case for Investment in Equity Return Assessment

The Victorian Women’s Health Services Network have launched a landmark report. Development Return on Equity: Health and economic dividends from investing in Women’s Health describes the economic return that investment in the Women’s Health Services sector has to Victoria.  The report was commissioned by the sector and authored by Dr Angela Jackson, Lead Economist of…

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CEO Kit McMahon joins Disrupt Radio to chat all things menopause

WHISE’s CEO Kit McMahon joins Entrepeneur Her, hosted by Moana Hope on Disrupt Radio. Moana and Kit engage in a candid conversation about menopause, workplace policies, and societal issues. Together they emphasise the importance of openly discussing menopause, its symptoms, and the challenges women experience. Kit passionately advocates for businesses to implement supportive policies, introducing…

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WHISE launches new Strategic Plan

WHISE is proud to announce and share to our partners, stakeholders and community  our new Strategic Plan. Launched at our AGM on the 26th of October, the new plan is the result of significant and deep reflection by our organisation and key partners, investigation into the value and hopes that our members and partners have…