Warrior Woman Foundation

Where we work

The Young Warrior Program started out in 2021 with just one small Sydney program and launched in Brisbane in 2023 where we continue to support our graduates through our Alumni program. Due to increasing interest, in 2024 we are proud to have expanded our Sydney programs to two programs in Greater Sydney and Western Sydney. 

We are also excited to arrive on the ground in Newcastle in 2025. Future plans include expansion to Melbourne as well as regional NSW, and a remote on-line program just might be on the cards in the not-so-distant future too! To be able to continue our work in the Australian community we rely on the generosity of our corporate partners and the wider community. We do not receive any government funding at this stage and are committed to raise the necessary funds to sustain our existing programs and initiate our growth plan.

The Warrior Woman Foundation is committed to increase the number of young women we support each year through our existing programs and expand our reach to new regions of Australia to serve the overwhelming number of young women who would benefit from our support. 

If you are a support agency and would like to speak to us about implementing the Young Warrior Woman Program in your region please fill out this expression of interest form.

If you are keen to Partner with us and to help fund a Young Warrior Woman Program in your region (or any other region), please fill out this expression of interest form.

Many young women experience trauma which negatively impacts their confidence, self-esteem and self-worth. We support and nurture the trauma healing process in safe psycho-educational workshops facilitated by experts. In these sessions, young women learn to engage with self-compassion, and to soften and contain threat-based emotions, such as fear and anxiety, anger, shame and self-criticism.

We teach young women the life skills they need to succeed in everyday life. Our “teach a young woman to fish” approach gives them support and guidance at every step, knowing that true empowerment comes from them learning to do things for themselves. In particular, we focus on financial literacy and job readiness:

  • Life-skills workshops to build self-reliance.
  • A six-week Financial Literacy program (in partnership with MoneyGirl).
  • A four-week Job Readiness program.
  • Assistance in gaining and retaining meaningful employment.
  • Access to a range of vocational skills scholarships (e.g., Code Like a Girl) and internships.

We provide a safe and welcoming space for young women to share, learn, heal and grow. Each young woman is connected with a mentor as well as a network of diverse community-minded women who provide ongoing support and share their life experiences, resources and opportunities:

  • Connection to a safe, stable, and socially inclusive network of female role models to turn to for advice and ongoing support for the duration of the six-month program.
  • Connection to a non-judgmental group of young women who are facing similar challenges.
  • Connection to Kindred Warrior Peers, young women who have experienced challenges in life and have gone on to achieve life success.
  • Weekly one-to-one mentoring sessions with a safe mentor.