The Spice Exchange engages women from diverse cultural backgrounds to create spice blends and condiments reflective of the regions from where they come.
The program helps culturally diverse women by building social connections, developing confidence and providing opportunities for women to overcome barriers to employment.
The Spice Exchange is both a social enterprise and an employment and training pathway program that provides practical skills and workplace experience.
It assists women to gain work experience in a culturally responsive workplace environment where they can learn employable skills and develop an understanding of Australian business practices.
The Spice Exchange social enterprise has increased business savvy and small business aspirations among culturally diverse women as well as confidence of the participants, who recognise the value of food as a vehicle to promote and celebrate their culture and story (Access Community Services Ltd, Logan).