Workplace gender equality

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YWCA Canberra is proud to be an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality.

The prestigious citiations are awarded by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency to employers that recognise gender equality as a top priority and embed policies and practices within their organisations to advance equal opportunities for women.

YWCA Canberra is currently one of only two Canberra organisations to achieve this citation.


In accordance with the requirements of the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 (Act), organisations must provide annual public reports detailing how they meet requirements under the Act.

On  5 May 2017, YWCA Canberra lodged its annual public report with the Workplace Gender Equality Agency. We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded with our third citation as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality.

Employees and members are welcome to provide comments on the report to Paula Chemello, Policy and Compliance Officer at

More information on the citation reporting process is available at

Media releases

8 December 2016 – YWCA Canberra named employer of choice for third consecutive year

5 November 2015 – YWCA Canberra leading the way for employers on gender equality 

12 November 2014 – YWCA Canberra an employer of choice for gender equality