In January 2020 , Geoff Lee, Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education announced Tory Archbold’s involvement with Women in Business, a NSW Government and TAFE NSW initiative that offers a fully subsidised online program for women who are looking to establish or maintain a small business.
A third of small businesses in Australia are led by women, with 46,000 women starting their own businesses in the past year alone, but now a new government initiative has been launched to ensure these businesses last the distance. TAFE NSW have committed $7 million to the NSW government’s Women in Business program which offers participants free training and advice with top business mentors.
Founder of Torstar and Powerful Steps Tory Archbold told Sky News the initiative allows millions of women to “tap into the hearts and minds” of the best people in practices across business including public relations and marketing. Starting a business, Ms Archbold said, “gives women the independence, and independence gives people freedom”. “Once you have freedom you have choice, and when you have choice you have the opportunity to help others”.