PACE Women’s Leadership Program

What is the PACE Women’s Leadership program?

Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health runs a leadership program for migrant women, called PACE: Participate, Advocate, Communicate and Engage.

The program aims to build migrant and refugee women’s capacity to:

  • Participate in the workforce, civic and community life
  • Advocate on issues that concern them to affect change
  • Communicate leadership qualities and skills
  • Engage with issues and others in the community for the purposes of providing ongoing support to other immigrant and refugee women

How does it differ from other leadership programs?

PACE is Best Practice and Evidence-based

The PACE Program has been developed on the basis of currently available best practice recommendations in national and international literature for women’s leadership programming.

PACE takes an intersectional approach to leadership

The program content focuses on both the individual and structural issues related to gender equality and aims to build personal and community-level capabilities among participants.

PACE is flexible and tailored to meet women on their own terms

The PACE Program module content and duration of delivery can be tailored to meet the specific needs of individual women in a group setting.

Read more about our approach to leadership and advocacy here

Topic Modules

  1. Advocacy
  2. Australian Political System
  3. Building Confidence
  4. Communication
  5. Negotiation and Persuasion
  6. Employment
  7. Work Culture
  8. Gender Equality
  9. Navigating local services
  10. Research Skills

Delivery options


  • Weekly 1 hour zoom sessions


  • Face-to –face group sessions (4 hour duration per session)

Course structure

Course length is 5 – 8 weeks (or approximately 20 hours over an agreed period of time).


You don’t need any prior knowledge to take PACE training. Options are available for groups who consider language to be a barrier.