Our Board Traineeships

YWCA Canberra’s Board Traineeship Program, which began in 2002, is an integral part of our commitment to building leadership pathways for young women, including female-identifying and non-binary people. The program provides our members with the opportunity to actively participate on our Board, without the financial or legal responsibilities of being directors.

The Program is underpinned by our commitment to quotas, with 30 per cent of our board positions being held by young women age 30 years or under. This ensures that we maintain a culture of diversity on our board, and foster an intergenerational dialogue that guides the work we do.

As well as increasing the knowledge and experience of participants, the Board Traineeship Program has tangible outcomes, with many of the trainees going on to be elected as a Board Directors at our Annual General Meetings. The Board Traineeship Program is a valuable professional development opportunity, and an innovative approach to fostering the next generation of women leaders.

Applications for the Board Traineeship Program open in September each year, and you must be a YWCA Canberra member to apply. To receive updates on when the applications are open, subscribe to the YWCA Canberra Newsletter (right) and the She Leads Newsletter. Alternatively, you may also contact our office on 02 6175 9900 or email canberra@ywca-canberra.org.au for further information.

Board Traineeships are now open, and applications will close on 23 October 2017, at 5pm AEST.

To apply, please download and read:

The application form should be returned to canberra@ywca-canberra.org.au.

Please ensure you have hand-signed (or inserted a copy of your hand-signed signature) into the nomination form, as electronic signatures and email signature blocks will not be accepted on nominations forms.

 

Current & Previous Board Trainees

  • Caitlin Sandercock
  • Hannah Bathula
  • Verena Stocker
  • Heidi Zajac

  • Jac Torres Gomez
  • Heather McAulay
  • Steph Neulinger
  • Laura Pound

  • Rachel Atkinson,
  • Samara Rahman,
  • Courtney Sloane
  • Andrea Toka

  • Ruth Pitt
  • Eva Logan
  • Melinda Mitchell
  • Julie McKay

  • Alison Bulbeck
  • Aisha Yunusa

  • Tess Winslade
  • Yvonne Solly
  • Vanessa Dal Molin
  • Liz McAllister

  • Jude Burger
  • Jeanette McHugh
  • Colleen Mate
  • Elizabeth Chyla

  • Carole Bowden
  • Alison McDonald
  • Sammi Ho
  • Rebecca Bernard

  • Kylie Mannion
  • Kathryn Grimes
  • Caitlin Maclleod
  • Rachel Ambrose

  • Olivia Sainsbury
  • Larissa Hinds
  • Amanda Uhlman