Way In Network was established in 1992 with the initiative by the Hon. Dr Helen Sham-Ho OAM, JP to build a support network for migrant women during their settlement in Australia.
Over the years, Way In Network has evolved into a well-known and trusted not for profit organisation amongst the local community, with the key objective of raising funds to assist those in need in Australia and overseas. The NSW Government awarded Way In Network on two separate occasions in 2002 and 2013 for Outstanding Community Services.
The current management committee is led by President Jessie Xiao CA and with Past Presidents, Ms Annie Tang JP, Mrs Florence Chau JP and Ms Linda Tang JP as Honorary Advisors. Members include migrant women from Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Taiwan. Most of our members hold professional positions in industries spanning from banking, finance, accounting, public relations and public welfare services. Others operate their own successful businesses in Australia and or overseas, whilst some are homemakers. Serving our ongoing purpose, our members continue to assist new female migrants in their settlement into Australia.
Since inception, Way In Network has successfully raised over AUD$3.7 million in funds for our local community and for international disasters & welfare improvement needs. With these funds, Way In Network was able to make donations to support various organisations & causes including but not limited to the following:-
In addition, every year Way In Network also our annual Elderly Luncheon at the Golden Century Seafood Restaurant in Chinatown with over 300 plus elderly people attend this event.In 2017 AGCF formed a partnership with Way In Network to create a new post-doctoral fellowship grant to support a research project aligned to the AGCF priorities. Way In Network is a proud Ambassador for AGCF. (link to AGCF ambassador)The Way In Network aspire to continue assisting those in need in our local community and internationally in the many years to come.