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Why join NAWO?


NAWO inspires and supports women and organisations to ‘step up’ to the next level of leadership and gender diversity by championing women in operations and providing specialised support & development for our individual members to amplify their opportunities for career success.


As of January 1, 2018, Individual Membership with NAWO is $210 (inc. GST) per year.

As we are all currently dealing with and adapting to new ways of working due to COVID-19, we have pivoted our membership benefits and are excited to offer them online. These include:

  • Complimentary access to regular NAWO ‘Quick Bite’ webinars
  • Access to our virtual ‘Mentoring Circles’ and Professional Development Programs (additional program fees apply)
  • Useful and up to date resources to support you in your career – toolkits, podcasts, member case studies and research, plus relevant resources for working through the current COVID-19 crisis.

Membership is open to WOMEN working in an operational* role or in an operational* business.

Membership is also open to MEN who are committed to NAWO’s vision and developing the pipeline of women working in operational businesses or functions.

For full membership Terms & Conditions, Policies and Code of Conduct, CLICK HERE

*NAWO supports all professional women whose workplaces have lower rates of female participation, actively encouraging and developing them as they progress through to leadership roles. NAWO membership is open to women from all major operational businesses and sectors (eg. manufacturing, retail supply chain, agriculture, transport and logistics, warehousing, wholesale trade, science and technology, and utilities) and from many different roles (engineering, logistics, procurement, sales, customer service, finance, HR, general management, technical roles).


Our mission is to inspire and support organisations to create inclusive workplaces, to attract and retain the best talent and reach their chosen objectives.  Our priorities are:

  1. Developing the pipeline of female talent in operational environments (increase # of promotions, decreased dropouts, increased # female recruits).
  2. Equipping women with the tools, resources and networks they need to successfully drive and navigate their own careers.
  3. Working actively with organisations to achieve step-change progress in their attraction, development and retention of women.

By actively engaging with NAWO, organisations stake their claim as an industry leader in gender diversity. NAWO membership demonstrates to employees that their employer values its talent and is committed to removing real and perceived barriers to female career progression. Externally, it heralds a commitment to leading change with respect to the gender profile of the workplace in Australia.

2020 Corporate Membership structure (ex GST):

  • Gold National Membership             $9,000
  • Silver State Membership                  $5,000

Click Here for details of NAWO Corporate Member benefits for each level.

In addition to our standard Gold and Silver Corporate Memberships, we have sponsorship packages,  professional development packages and tailored regional membership solutions available. Please contact or to book a discussion about these options.

For more information or to apply for Corporate Membership, please contact us

For full membership Terms & Conditions, Policies and Code of Conduct, CLICK HERE

“The NAWO forums provide our women in leadership roles with a unique forum to encourage and share issues. Definitely a value-add to our business as we seek to increase diversity at all levels.”

Bruce Herbert Director, Supply Chain, Coca Cola Amatil

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.

About 3 weeks ago from NAWO's Twitter via Hootsuite Inc.