How co-operatives and mutuals are supporting gender equality

08 March 2021

Today BCCM members will join co-operatives around the world to celebrate International Women’s Day and #ChoosetToChallenge gender bias and inequality.

The theme of International Women’s Day 2021 is #ChooseToChallenge A challenged world is an alert world – we can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. Share our video with your networks.

 

As part of the #IWD campaign, BCCM members are invited to send in their #ChooseToChallenge images on social media using the hashtags #ChooseToChallenge and #IWD2021 #cooperatives

Strike the #ChooseToChallenge pose with your hand high to show your commitment to choose to challenge inequality, call out bias, question stereotypes, and help forge an inclusive world.

Co-operatives making an impact

Less than 4 per cent of female company founders receive venture capital investment. Kristin Sinclair interviews Moira Were, founder of Hen House Co-operative that is using the co-op model to help and build support for female founders and to close the gender investment gap: “Co-ops are really aligned to feminist principles of co-operation, collaboration and democratic principles – everyone having a voice” – Moira Were AM

View the interview with Moira Were.

Latest news

30 August 2021

ACSA and BCCM MOU expands opportunity for diverse models of aged care

ACSA and the BCCM have signed an MOU so ACSA member non-profit aged care providers can find out more about the attributes and benefits of co-operative and mutual...
23 August 2021

Why co-operative education in Australia matters

UoN researchers have reported on their findings on the importance of tertiary education programs exploring the value of the co-operative business model.
06 August 2021

Groundbreaking course for booming industry

The Co-operative Financials and Governance for Accountants and Lawyers Program - groundbreaking new course.