• Retirement celebration for Jeanette Large

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    This week we held a retirement celebration for the wonderful Jeanette Large, who has been the driving force behind WPI for 19 years. This gathering, attended by family, friends, colleagues, supporters and the WPI team, including our Board and new CEO, Roberta Buchanan, was a chance for us to thank Jeanette for everything she has ... Read more

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  • International Women’s Day Celebrations

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    It was wonderful to celebrate International Women’s Day at several events during March. We held our own IWD lunch at the beautiful Alexandra Club attended by 100 friends and supporters. It was a wonderful celebration of women with reflections on the great deal of work still to be done to achieve gender equality. Key note ... Read more

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  • WPI Partners with Arden Homes

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    We are absolutely delighted to be joining forces with Arden Homes to improve the lives of women and women led families who have been living in housing crisis. In late 2023, Arden through the NEX Charitable Foundation donated $40,000 to help WPI support two families moving into new homes on the Mornington Peninsula with desperately needed furniture ... Read more

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  • WPI Appoints New CEO

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    Women’s Property Initiatives is delighted to announce the appointment of Roberta Buchanan as CEO, effective from 8 April, 2024.   WPI’s Chair, Katie Struthers, said that Roberta was chosen to lead WPI into the future after an extensive and extremely competitive selection process. “She brings with her decades of experience in community housing, both here and ... Read more

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    Congratulations to the wonderful Jeanette Large, who last night received PowerHousing’s Outstanding Sector Leadership Award. Jeanette proudly accepted the award at a dinner held in the Great Hall at Parliament House in front of many friends and colleagues. It recognises a life time of work advocating for women and women’s access to secure and affordable ... Read more

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  • Shining a light on women’s homelessness with new awareness campaign

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    Every night 54,000 women don’t have a home to sleep in. This is the latest shocking figure from the 2021 Census and is a dramatic increase from 49,000 women in 2016. To help grow more awareness of this issue, Women’s Property Initiatives + Equality Media + Marketing have worked together to create a new brand ... Read more

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  • 2023 AGM

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    We were delighted to be able to gather with supporters and stakeholders last week for our first in person AGM for some time. Generously hosted by @arupgroup and with special guest speaker Emma Dawson from Per Capita it was a great opportunity to connect with people who have supported WPI over many years. Please read ... Read more

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  • WPI partners with Arden Homes

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    In November we had the pleasure of presenting our work and some insights into the cohort of women that we work with to staff at Arden Homes Arden’s parent company NXT Building Group, who established the NXT Charitable Foundation, are partnering with WPI over the next three years to improve the lives of vulnerable women ... Read more

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  • Fabulous results for WPI’s first ever Giving Day

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    We are completely overwhelmed by the generosity of our community in supporting our first ever Giving Day. After quickly surpassed our original target of $200,000, and our final figure of $442,660 is beyond our wildest dreams. Thank you to all who donated, this will change the lives of women and children experiencing homelessness and help ... Read more

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  • Notice to Members

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    Women’s Property Initiatives Ltd wishes to advise our members that in accordance with Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) requirements that our auditors have changed. Outgoing auditor:  Crowe VIC, 42A Main Street, Pakenham, VIC 3810 Proposed incoming auditor: JTP Assurance, Chartered Accountants, 10/446 Collins Street, Melbourne,  Vic., 3000′ Reason for change in auditor: Resignation by ... Read more

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