Welcome to Graduate Women – NSW Inc.

GW-NSW Inc is:

  • An association of women graduates from universities and institutes of higher education throughout the world.
  • A non-profit, non-government organisation.

What does GW-NSW do?

  • Awards scholarships, bursaries and awards to women students
  • Supports education for women locally and overseas
  • Holds membership in state women’s organisations
  • Organises forums for discussion and lectures
  • Administers state business
  • Provides networking and social interaction
  • Approaches governments on matters of women’s education and well-being – Please see under menu heading Advocacy


Calling all Women Graduates in NSW and ACT – we invite you to join us!                       

GW-NSW welcomes all women graduates and non-graduates who support its purposes and objectives. Membership in GW-NSW is open to all women who hold a degree or its equivalent from a University or institute of higher education or to non-graduate women who support its aims. Employment in a University or any other location is not a requirement. Degrees that are awarded by a university or equivalent institution in any country are recognised as a qualification for full membership.

Graduate Women NSW supports the work of the national body Australian Graduate Women Inc. Membership to AGW Inc is additional to GW-NSW.


ifuw lamp
The GW NSW (GWI) Lamp logo origins 
The lamp in our logo was initiated by members of the Norwegian Federation for the Third International Federation of University Women (IFUW) Conference in Oslo in 1924. The delegates adopted it as the permanent badge of IFUW now renamed GWI (and thus GW). The antique lamp represents the light of learning and the original logo featured an interlinked chain symbolizing the bonds of friendship linking IFUW (GWI) members throughout the world. Eventually the lamp came to be known as the ‘lamp of friendship’.