May 23, 2017

Ozito emPOWERing women with DIY skills

Australia is a proud DIY nation, and we are all about helping more Aussies kick start their DIY journey.

The skills to do-it-yourself are as handy as they are convenient. Whether it be for finishing little odd jobs around the house or fully-fledged passion projects like upcycled or pallet furniture, everyone can enjoy the pride and satisfaction of a job well done.

With that in mind we’ve been proud to get behind the fantastic work of She Skills and give them the power they need to get on with their valuable task of empowering women through upskilling and tool training.

The workshops are designed for women, by women, with a simple and inviting ‘come and have a go’ ethos. They provide a fun, safe space to help empower and encourage women to take on their own creative construction projects.

For too long tools and trade secrets have been a bit of a boys club, but with the help of She Skills when it comes to DIY, more Australian ‘sisters are doing it for themselves’. The knowledge and skills to able to build, create and fix gives women in the course the power to be more confident, comfortable and independent in their day-to-day life.

We first noticed the She Skills team showcasing their work in late 2015 during their pilot program and approached them about sharing some of their great work on our social media platforms. When it was time for their program to fire off we supplied some Power X Change products to give every member of the class access to the power tools they needed.

Their launch in Feb was a huge success and over the month they helped train, upskill and empower a diverse mix of women all building in confidence while learning valuable skills.

Since then they’ve gone from strength-to-strength, offering a variety of courses to cater to different skill levels. These courses include basic timber construction with power tools, upcycling furniture, creating with pallets and even Ikea hacking, teaching women how to re-purpose and customise existing furniture, how cool is that? She Skills has now expanded to kids workshops to help little ones find their own love for DIY.

And that’s just the start. Given the huge success and overwhelming demand from women across the country, She Skills plan to take the show on the road to help give more women the confidence to pick up the power tools and do it themselves

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