Graduate Women (WA) Inc
Graduate Women WA was founded in 1923. We are a group of women committed to improving the educational opportunities and outcomes for women in WA. Our organisation has a long history of involvement with Australian Graduate Women, which in turn is a National Affiliate of GWI.
GWWA represents and advocates the views of graduate women in Western Australia and responds to local issues of importance. Some members are also members of Australian Graduate Women, which in turn makes them members of Graduate Women International.
Locally, GWWA provides networking among graduate women. Through our activities we support excellence in research across the full spectrum of interests, as well as promoting life-long learning. Annually we provide several scholarships to support Western Australian girls and women, particularly candidates completing postgraduate research degrees.
GWWA encourages its members to use their expertise to assist those fighting to improve women’s access to early learning and child care, education, economic prosperity and the recognition of women as leaders and decision-makers. We also work to bring about change, with particular reference to women’s issues such as violence against women, as spokespersons in government, and the implementation of international agreements that will protect and benefit all women and girls. We are empowering women to play a role in all aspects of society.
GWWA is aligned with Australian Graduate Women and Graduate Women International and we contribute on a national and global level for the adoption and implementation of international agreements that will protect and benefit all women and girls. In 2004, we hosted the 28th GWI International Conference in Perth for graduate women representing 72 countries.