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Five quick questions with Bec McConnell
24 February 2021

The She Leads College Conference, taking place on Friday 26 March, is a one-day leadership event for young-women, 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 about how young people […]

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Five quick questions with Leah House
23 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-identifying students in years 11 and 12. This year’s theme ‘Wild’, is about harnessing personal adversity and using it to thrive as leaders in our personal and professional capacities.   We caught up with our panel facilitator and Ngambri woman, Leah House, to discuss her leadership journey, […]

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Leadership and Resilience with Heidi Prowse
23 February 2021

In anticipation for our upcoming Workshop, the She Leads team sat down with CEO of MIEACT Heidi Prowse, who will lead a session on Resilience and Mental Agility in the Time of COVID-19. Even before Heidi took on the role of CEO, she has been a well-known Canberra changemaker, community leader and carer, who has built a reputation for transforming not-for-profits over the last decade. Heidi’s career […]

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Five quick questions with April Hélène-Horton
18 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 go on to become confident leaders in their community.   This year’s theme ‘Wild’, is all […]

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Five quick questions with Karina Judd
17 February 2021

The She Leads College Conference, taking place on Friday 26 March, is a one-day leadership event for young-women, non-binary and female-identifying 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 about how […]

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Five quick questions with Krishaa Tulsiani
16 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 go on to become confident leaders in their community. This year’s theme ‘Wild’, […]

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2020, celebrating a year of women and girls in science
11 February 2021

2020 was a difficult year, to say the least, but while it  certainly had its challenges, it was also  a time of extraordinary achievements for women thinkers, leaders and activists around the world. Today on International Day of  Women and Girls in Science we wanted to pay respect to just a few incredible girls and women who have made remarkable gains in the world of […]

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Five quick questions with Jenessa O’Connell
10 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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Connecting young people through street art
22 January 2021

Over two days in December 2020, our Youth Engagement team worked with visionary street artist Bjarni Wark from Happy Decay to run a Street Art Transition program for young people in the Tuggeranong region. Transition from primary to secondary school involves significant changes that can be both exhilarating and concerning to students and their families. […]

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Delivering holiday cheer
24 December 2020

As part of our annual end of year appeal, YWCA Canberra runs a food drive within our early childhood and school age education and care services. This food, combined with that purchased through our Lanyon Food Hub, goes towards holiday hampers for people in our housing programs, so they can enjoy the festive season. Our […]

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