Building stronger women

"There is no force equal to a woman determined to rise" ~ W.E.B. Du Bois

Girls With Hammers is an initiative by Kerryn Vaughan and Nicky Williams focused on presenting events aimed at empowering women. No we're not about power tools or wood working classes although they do sound pretty neat and we just might include this down track! But for now we are about making sure women have what they need to be strong, treated fairly and respected for who they are rather than who society expects them to be. Essentially we support an 'I CAN' attitude and know without a doubt that every woman is incredible - some just need to find their feet. Over many years of campaigning for equality by millions of women, it seems that women as a whole are still a long way from achieving that ultimate goal. This troubles us deeply so we've decide we're not going to sit around and complain about it - we are doing something about it!

Conferences – In 2018 we held our very first Girls With Hammers ONE VOICE Conference in Gippsland (VIC, Australia) aimed at inspiring women to be the best they can be, particularly in terms of believing in themselves and honouring their truth. Our keynote speaker was the incredible Jean Kittson - comedian, TV & radio personality and celebrated author. Our other brilliant speakers gave heaps of simple life changing strategies. Reviews were overwhelmingly positive and exceeded our expectations. In Sept 2019 we will be hosting our second ONE VOICE Conference, again with dynamic speakers and legendary keynote Dr. Sally Cockburn (AKA Dr Feelgood)


Workshops – If you are looking for workshops that give you the opportunity to dig deeper in a safe space, explore who you truly are and what's important to you then join us. We love nothing more than supporting women to remove all those nasty restrictive barriers and get exactly what they want out of life by daring to dream and making it happen. It's easier than you think! 

Mission statement – To empower every woman we work with to live the life she deserves.

Why us? – Why not! Both Kerryn and Nicky have extensive experience in the social sector working with vulnerable families, and have empowered countless women. Kerryn is also an author, NFP director, trainer, speaker and behaviour specialist. Kerryn's dynamic energy graces the stage, while Nicky's business management skills keep the show running very smoothly from behind the scenes. By bringing our skills and experience together to form Girls With Hammers, we hope many women (and girls) will have the opportunity to gain self confidence and be the voice for a world that encourages women to shine

"There is no force equal to a woman determined to rise" ~ W.E.B. Du Bois


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Girls With Hammers

PO Box 407, Sale VIC 3853

ABN: 67 708 153 507