Empowering partnerships

Empowering partnerships

Empowering partnerships

Bendigo Bank focus on the community

We are excited to announce that following a meeting with Ian Goldsmith, Chairman and Geoff Roberts, Vice Chairman Manningham Community Enterprises Limited, Bendigo Bank Doncaster East and Templestowe Village Community Bank® branches are proudly supporting the inaugural “Empowered Women, Empowering Women” event as the PLATINUM SPONSOR!

Bendigo Bank has donated $330,000 to Doncare over the last several years to fund programs demonstrating their valuable commitment to return profits generated by the Templestowe Village & Doncaster East branches back to their local community in Manningham. Read more about how the community benefits when Bendigo bank support Doncare

The Asian Australian Foundation is a philanthropic community trust  that connects Asian Australians bringing together their resources and knowledge for public good, to shape a dynamic Asian philanthropic presence in Australia.  Our mission is to enable and promote collective giving in the Asian Australian community in order to “Give Voice and Inspire Change” on issues that matter by building bridges across community.

Our purpose is to strengthen through philanthropy, the Asian Australian community in Australia by: 

  • bringing together donors and resources and fostering a robust collective and strategic culture of giving and social impact investment.
  • advancing social or public welfare through supporting organisations that serve the vulnerable and distressed in our community; 
  • supporting education, culture and the Arts within the Asian Australian community; and
  • promoting social cohesion through dialogue, greater participation, inclusion and leadership amongst Asian Australians as part of Australian society.

Fernwood Fitness share Doncare’s passion to empower women

For 28 years Fernwood Fitness has provided a safe and nurturing environment for women to improve their emotional and physical wellbeing. 2018 marks the beginning of a wonderful partnership between Doncare and Fernwood. Michelle Caldwell from Fernwood Bulleen is as passionate about supporting and strengthening the community as we are. Doncare is delighted to announce Fernwood Fitness as the official GOLD SPONSOR of the Empowered Women, Empowering Women event.  Visit Fernwoord Bulleen or check out their website  and pop it in your diary to make time for your “self “.

89.9 Light FM proud to support Empowering Women Empowering Women 2018

89.9 LightFM is Melbourne’s Positive Alternative. We are a community radio station dedicated to bringing you positive, encouraging content in a fun and engaging way. From the early hours of the morning, right through the day and into the night, all of our music and programming is safe for the whole family.   We actively partner with a number of community organisations and not for profits both in Melbourne and internationally and we are proud to be supporting the Empowered Women, Empowering Women event.  Listen to 89.9 Light FM live online here

Leader Community News announced as official partner

At the recent Community Connectedness Forum, the importance of getting information to residents about community activities was identified and it was also noted that many people in our community don’t access information digitally. The Leader plays a critical part in communicating to the community and Doncare is thrilled to announce Leader Community News as the official print and digital newspaper for Empowered Women Empowering Women 2018.



EDVOS is the specialist family violence service in Melbourne’s East. Our vision is a community free from family violence, where everyone feels safe. EDVOS works to keep women and children alive. EDVOS works with women and children who face family violence providing practical services to protect them, and help to move to a safer future: risk assessment and safety planning, case management, court support, community education assistance and flexible support packages (FSPs).   Working with police, the courts and a network of referral services, EDVOS helps vulnerable women and children onto a path to a safer, stable, more secure future. Visit the EDVOS website for more information


At Indulgence Medi Spa it’s all about you…..and the community

“I am so excited to be involved in the event Empowered Women, Empowering women. In my job I deal with women every day, helping them to not only look their best, but also feel their best. To be beautiful means to be yourself and accept yourself, which a lot of us women don’t do. At Indulgence Medi Spa we are passionate about helping women improve their self esteem and having the courage to be self accepting, successful and happy”.  Nicolle Knox

Our nurturing environment encompasses all the elements of an unforgettable experience while delivering proven results in treatments for age management, pigmentation, sun damage, acne and rosacea. We specialise in high end treatments like IPL, Clinical Peels, Micro-dermabrasion, LED Light Therapy, Skin needling, Cosmetic Injections and Medi Facials. Most importantly, it’s all about you. Our skin therapists are here to pamper you while guiding you through your treatments to ensure every visit is successful, memorable and pleasurable. Our passion is creating change and a lasting improvement in the way your skin looks, behaves and feels.

Emma McQueen has been working with leaders to help them inspire, encourage and empower their teams for more than 20 years. Emma’s extensive experience in senior management roles within the non-for-profit, mining and corporate sectors offers a unique opportunity for clients. Dedicated and highly competent, Emma offers a dynamic and powerful coaching experience, focusing on the achievement of personal and professional goals for executives and leaders. 

I am very excited to be supporting this event. When we see women supporting women, we see connection and collaboration, we see women feeling empowered and encouraged to do great things. I want to support all generations of women to be the very best that they can be, with no limitations.  Emma McQueen – Founder, Common Sense Leadership

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