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Christine’s Educate, Inspire, Excel journey
16 March 2021

With the Educate, Inspire, Excel (EIE) program passing the six-month mark, we wanted to highlight and celebrate some of our incredible early childhood education and care trainees. This is Christine’s story. In early 2020, Christine was working as a mental health carer for a woman with complex mental health issues. She had been starting to […]

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Katarina’s Educate, Inspire, Excel journey
16 March 2021

With the Educate, Inspire, Excel (EIE) program passing the six month mark, we wanted to highlight and celebrate some of our incredible early childhood education and care trainees. This is Katarina’s story. Although 2020 was difficult for us all, Katarina faced a more difficult situation than many. Having only just moved to Canberra on a […]

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Our Lives, Our Futures: a call for change on International Women’s Day
12 March 2021

YWCA Canberra has a strong local reputation of hosting International Women’s Day events that highlight the lived experiences of women in Canberra. We continued this tradition in 2021, using women’s personal narratives to demonstrate policy failures and call for more to be done towards gender equality. Our 2021 International Women’s Day event, held on Wednesday […]

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Leadership from self-care with Heidi Prowse
10 March 2021

On 2 March 2021, local emerging and established women leaders gathered to attend YWCA Canberra’s first She Leads Workshop of 2021: Resilience and Mental Agility in the time of COVID-19 with Heidi Prowse. The session began with a story of resilience, preservation, and stress: Heidi’s own story about how her husband was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, […]

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Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world
5 March 2021

This International Women’s Day, we are looking at how we can work towards gender equality through developing women’s leadership capacity and representation, in line with the UN Women theme of ‘Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world’. At YWCA Canberra, we strive for a future where all people can access and […]

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Five quick questions with Isabel Mudford
2 March 2021

In anticipation for our upcoming In Conversation with Dr Clara Tuck Meng Soo, the She Leads team sat down with PhD candidate and queer policy specialist Isabel Mudford, who has a breadth of experiences, ranging from work in social research to law reform in the ACT, including now advising the ACT Greens in social inclusion […]

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Where can your Great Ydeas take you with Sophie Fisher
1 March 2021

At YWCA Canberra, we care deeply about empowering women and giving a voice to passionate thinkers, dreamers and innovators within our community. We believe all girls and women have the potential to make our world a better place, so much so that we’re willing to back them through our 2021 Great Ydeas small grants program! […]

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Celebrating 2021 International Women’s Day in Canberra
1 March 2021

International Women’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than to get together with your nearest and dearest friends and head to an international women’s day event taking place across Canberra! This past year, we’ve witnessed first-hand just how important women are within our community and across the globe. From […]

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Five quick questions with Jakida Smith
26 February 2021

The She Leads College Conference taking place on Friday 26 March, is a one-day leadership event for young-woman, non-binary and female students in years 11 and 12. It is designed to equip participants with the practical skills and knowledge they need to become confident leaders in their community.   This year’s theme ‘Wild’, is all about harnessing personal adversity and using […]

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Walking the talk on workplace gender equality
24 February 2021

YWCA Canberra is proud to have once again been recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA). We have held this citation consistently since 2014 and, for the second year in a row, are the only ACT-based organisation to receive it. A total of 136 organisations […]

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