Women get it done
Women Get It Done, a social enterprise that connects women from diverse backgrounds with opportunities for training, employment and other supports.
We hold a strong commitment to our values of Dignity, Acceptance, Compassion, Respect, Friendship, Hope and Freedom.
Women Get It Done was founded by Joan Andersson in early 2019 to give women coming out of mental health recovery, domestic violence, AOD recovery, long term unemployed and other adversity the opportunity to contribute to society and thrive, as she has.
Through Women Get It Done, and ‘sister’ organisation Together We Get It Done, we are assisting people (women, men, non-binary) create a roadmap for their future and to access: training and employment opportunities; with intense support to remain engaged and achieve long term successful outcomes.
We welcome contact from anyone wishing to support or sponsor our program or seeking opportunities.
1. People coming through adversity who are seeking opportunities to assist them to reintegrate into the community and reach independence.
2. Businesses and individuals seeking to provide employment and training to people coming out of adversity.
3. Businesses and individuals seeking to provide sponsorship to assist us to grow and provide more opportunities and support for people coming out of adversity.
4. Conference organisers and human resource professionals seeking speakers to motivate and inspire people, as well as encourage us to do what we can to remove stigma and support others.
Joan is a driven business owner with a mission to help create awareness and remove the stigma around people coming out of mental health recovery, domestic violence, substance abuse and incarceration.
She works to raise community awareness of the challenges and barriers people, especially women, face when trying to find employment after experiencing a crisis.
Joan is a sought-after speaker and the founder and CEO of Women Get It Done.
Joan knows first-hand what it is like to have to rely on the welfare/community system and others for support. Through lived experience of substance dependence, mental illness, domestic violence and incarceration she knows that anyone can come through adversity with the right supports and opportunities—that why she and her team are so determined to provide as many people as possible the support and opportunities they need through Women Get It Done.
Joan knows that not everyone can muster the strength and perception to engage positively with services when everything in their life is being taken away. She believes that empathy on both sides can help this positive engagement and she works with local community services to help provide key insights to help the services engage more effectively with people in need.
“Given the right opportunity and support, there is no telling what we can achieve.”—Joan Andersson.
Joan is an inspiring woman whose resilience and dedication to improving herself and supporting others saw her named as Lifeline Canberra’s 2019 Woman of Spirit.
Together we get it done is the employment arm of our company. It provides employment and on the job training within our business. We work with other employers to job match and link them with people coming out of adversity
We work in partnership with a number of psychologists to provide councilling and support.
HEALTH AND WELLBEING
We encourage a holistic approach to recovery. This includes group fitness, group walks, opportunities to engage socially in the community.
OUR INTENSE SUPPORT PROGRAM
The support we offer is very specific to the individual needs and circumstances of every participant. For example food vouchers, assisting in the cost of recovering a driver's license, assistance with moving house, assistance to buying a car that can be paid off through wages. The criteria for the support we offer that it needs to assist the participant in becoming independent, to help in getting to and from work, training, and other support appointments, to provide relief in a temporary financial crisis. Our priority is to support participants to maintain employment and complete the training they are enrolled in.
ACCESS TO OTHER SERVICES
We are well connected to other services in the community across all areas of recovery. We provide a referral service to access specialist support within the community
Women Get it Done has already empowered 12 women to navigate their way through adversity - including AOD(alcohol and other drug) recovery, mental health recovery and transitioning out of AMC incarceration by providing them with gainful employment and support.
Within our business, we recognize that our participants need flexibility and support to ensure they can build capacity and maintain stability in their lives.
In the next 12 months through the continued support, we hope to engage and assist 50 more participants and broaden our program to include housing assistance and develop a reintegration program within the ACT and surrounding areas.
With continued success, we plan to roll out Women Get it Done nationally within 5 years.