MWF is a non-profit organization , that helps women find hope and overcome all forms of abuse .


Do you feel confused, frustrated or anxious? We provide qualified, professional and confidential counselling services for women.

Life Coach

We can help you move forward with clear direction and a plan

Women's Line

Facilitate emergency accommodation placement for women and children in danger


MWF produces film, television and new media projects to tell stories about women survivors to inspire various types of women to move forward to a life of purpose and self sufficiency.

Determination Hope Patience

MWF’s vision is to give hope to women from all facets of life to reach their full potential.

About Moving Women Forward

Our Vision

MWF’s vision is to give hope to women from all facets of life to reach their full potential. Through the medium of film, television and new media as well as mentoring, educational workshops, life coaching and professional speaking women are encouraged to regain their strength as well as achieve independence and self-sufficiency with hope, patience and firm determination.

Moving Women Forward was founded by Barbra (Zaloumis) Lester.



Together we are impacting lives with the work we are doing, but there is still much more to be done.

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Meet the Team

At Moving Women Forward we have a strong, experienced and culturally diverse team that understands the needs and concerns of the modern women

Barbra Lester

Founder and President

Pamela Chetty


Brad Adrain


Meet the rest of the team


Calling all budding event managers – we need you! You don’t need formal event management experience to host a fundraising event to help women move forward.

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Moving Women Forward Workshop

  Moving Women Forward Workshop Life changing, uplifting and absolutely amazing! This is what women in the Gold Coast are saying about empowering workshops

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