Turn the Tide

WISA aims to Turn the Tide for all women working in and with the Australian seafood industry.

Turn the Tide is a brand new project designed to connect, enable, support and champion women in seafood. Through empowering women, the seafood industry will thrive.

Are you interested in learning more and getting involved in Turn the Tide? Here is what we have on offer in 2023:

Mentor Program

Mentor Program

Turn the Tide Mentoring Program. We are running a free facilitated mentor program to help women progress in their careers in the seafood industry. We are looking for mentors and mentees to participate. The program will match women at all stages of their careers with mentors, and we will be with you to support you both along the way. 

Applications for the 2023 Turn the Tide Mentor Program are now closed.

We will be opening applications again in 2024

Entrepreneurship and Leadership Program

Entrepreneurship and Leadership Program

This innovative online program will build your entrepreneurship and leadership skills and capabilities. You will work in small groups over 6 months, with experts to help you along the way, to develop and action your personal plan to achieve your entrepreneurial and leadership goals.

2023 program registrations are now closed. The program will run again in 2024 and 2025. 

Transforming Culture

Transforming Culture

Expressions of interest are open. Are you or your organisation/business interested to learn ways to make your workplace more attractive to women? Starting in the second half of 2023, we will be working with individuals and teams in person and online to understand and develop plans to make changes that improve the wellbeing of everyone in workplaces. The 2023 program opens in Darwin and Cairns at the end of August. More dates and locations across Australia will be announced soon. 

2024 Turn the Tide Bursary - National Seafood Industry Leadership Program (NSILP)

2024 Turn the Tide Bursary - National Seafood Industry Leadership Program (NSILP)

Women in Seafood Australasia (WISA) and Turn the Tide are offering three bursaries to support women to take part in the 2024 National Seafood Industry Leadership Program. WISA believes in supporting pathways to women’s leadership. The National Seafood Industry Leadership Program (NSILP) is the only national industry-specific leadership program designed in consultation with seafood industry people for people wishing to take up leadership roles within the seafood industry.

Applications for the National Seafood Industry Leadership Program close on 25 January 2024.


Project information

Turn the Tide was awarded to Women in Seafood Australasia (WISA) through the Women’s Leadership and Development Program ‘Lead and Succeed’ grant agreement between the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and Women in Seafood Australasia Ltd (4-HO83MPL).

Turn the Tide project is led by Women in Seafood Australasia and in partnership with Affectus, Skye Charry and the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation.

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

WISA is working towards ways to better connect with their members and all seafood women across the Australasian Seafood Industry.

Contact us

Kirsten Abernethy – Executive Officer
Email: eo@womeninseafood.org.au
Phone: 0413 039 421

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