Our vision is to create an EQUITABLE WORLD where WOMEN and GIRLS are empowered to flourish and be the BEST THEY CAN BE.
Through MECCA M-Power we will champion the EDUCATION, INDEPENDENCE and ENTREPRENEURSHIP of women globally and locally.

M-Powering through mentoring

We’ve partnered with some of Australia’s leading organisations to develop a unique 12 month program designed to empower extraordinary women and girls to realise their potential through access to funding, mentoring and learning opportunities with industry experts, plus our own specialists at MECCA Brands’ HQ.


Foundation for Young Association


Dedicated to empowering young Australians to tackle some of society’s biggest challenges, the Foundation For Young Australians (FYA) will identify 5 young female change-makers and philanthropists in their Young Social Pioneers program to attend an intensive MECCA M-Power Bootcamp where they will step-up skills and networks to ensure their ventures have the best shot at success.

Each pioneer will also receive one-on-one mentoring time with MECCA Brands’ own in-house specialists to further enrich their expertise.

More information on FYA >

"The next 20 years will see the meteoric rise of female leadership, in all forms, around the globe. FYA is excited to be partnering with MECCA to back our young female entrepreneurs to answer the question posed so eloquently by the poet, Mary Oliver: ‘So what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?’. Our answer at M-Power? ‘Step up and run the world’."

– Jan Owen AM, CEO, Foundation for Young Australians


National Gallery Victoria

Clare Ellison Jakes, MECCA Holiday 2015 collaboration


Partnering with Australia’s oldest and most visited gallery, this program is designed to allow a female Visual Artist or Designer the freedom and experience to pursue their creative and professional vision.

  • A grant of $20,000
  • Tailored MECCA M-Power Mentor Week at the National Gallery of Victoria and MECCA Brands Support Centre
  • Monthly mentoring check-ins with the NGV
  • Networking opportunities
  • Attendance at the MECCA M-Power Bootcamp facilitated by FYA

*Applications for the NGV Arts Grant are now closed.*

National Gallery Victoria

Clare Ellison Jakes, MECCA Holiday 2015 collaboration

"The NGV is excited to partner in the MECCA M-Power project to create opportunities for emerging women artists."

– Tony Ellwood, Director of the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)


Engineers Without Borders Australia


"The world needs more women in STEM.
Australia needs more women in STEM!"
– Jo Horgan, founder and co-CEO, MECCA Brands

Together with Engineers Without Borders, we will identify and support an emerging female leader to target some of the biggest humanitarian challenges such as clean water, sanitation, housing, clean energy and digital access through STEM, gender equality and inclusion.

MECCA M-Power will support and fund the development of the awardee’s project through:

  • $15,000 investment in awardee’s project
  • $5,000 towards an EWB leadership program (such as an overseas study tour) and attendance at the MECCA M-Power Bootcamp facilitated by FYA
  • A tailored mentoring experience with MECCA Brands’ in-house experts.
  • Engineers Without Borders mentoring, monthly check-ins and experiences (such as pre-departure training for overseas professionals or human-centred design training)

*Applications for the EWB Grant are now closed.*

"EWB is thrilled to partner with Mecca to shine the spotlight on females making a real difference through STEM. EWB recognises that diversity in STEM brings fresh thinking and innovative solutions to sustainable development challenges."

– Peter Baynard-Smith, CEO


Mecca Proudly Supports The Hunger Project MECCA Proudly Supports The Hunger Project


“We work to empower women in Africa, India and Bangladesh into taking action in their communities, speaking out on important issues for women and children, being powerful decision makers, setting the agenda for development and transformation and ultimately being leaders for the end of hunger. MECCA's ongoing generous support means we can educate and train women in our program countries to build the confidence, skills and power to transform the status of women and girls: from discriminated against, to valued and equal members of their communities.”


Melanie Noden,
CEO Of The Hunger Project Australia

Melanie Noden

Melanie Noden,
CEO Of The Hunger Project Australia

Melanie Noden