About Wayin

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$3.8 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:-

  • Australian Chinese Charity Foundation (ACCF)
  • Australia Chinese Medical Association (ACMA) Charitable Trust
  • Australian Gynaecological Cancer Foundation (AGCF) - Post Doctoral Fellowship Grant
  • Australia Nursing Home Foundation (ANHF)
  • Australian Red Cross
  • BaptostCare
  • Barnardos Australia
  • Cambodia Vision
  • CanRevive Inc
  • CCA New South Wales
  • Childhood Cancer Research Foundation
  • China Vision
  • Chinatown Bilingual Support Group Parkinson NSW
  • Chinese Medicine Centre - Western Sydney University
  • Chinese Parent’s Association – Children with Disability
  • Chris O'Brien Lifehouse
  • Counterpoint Multicultural Services
  • Cyclone Vanuatu 2015 Appeal
  • Differently Abled People Association
  • First Light Care Association Incorporated
  • Foundation for A Bloody Great Cause Limited
  • Gaoyao Youth English Centre (China)
  • Haiti Earthquake Appeal
  • Hurstville Public School Community Capital Work
  • Indochinese Aged Care Services
  • Joyful Foundation (Hong Kong)
  • Lifeline Northern Rivers
  • Mito Foundation
  • NSW Rural Fire Services
  • Queensland Flood Relief Appeal
  • Salvation Army in Hawkesbury River
  • Salvation Army in Hurstville
  • Special Children Services Centre Inc
  • St George & Sutherland Medical Research (SSMRF)
  • St George Hospital
  • Sydney Children's Hospitals Foundation
  • The Asthma Foundation NSW
  • The Australian Paralympic Federation
  • The Heart to Heart Foundation
  • The Leukaemia Foundation of NSW (Royal North Shore Hospital)
  • The Lions Club of Sydney Chinese Inc.
  • The Millennium of Cardiology (Westmead Hospital)
  • The Millennium of Storrs Liver Unit (Westmead Hospital)
  • The Royal Blind Society of NSW
  • The Royal Institute for Deaf & Blind Children
  • The Scots College Sydney Indigenous Bursary Fund
  • The Westmead Institute for Medical Research
  • White Ribbon Australia
  • World Vision – Aboriginal Youth Program
  • University of Sydney - Female post-graduate scholarship
  • University of Sydney & the Chinese University of Hong Kong – ACCLAIM medical research project
  • University of Wollongong Australia
  • 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.