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2018 She Leads Conference: Meet Dr Vanessa Lee
19 June 2018

The 2018 She Leads Conference, happening 1 August 2018, brings together some of Australia’s biggest and brightest names from diverse industries and backgrounds to share practical advice and skills on learning to rise, lead, and take other women with you. One fantastic woman speaking at the Conference on the panel Leading and Lifting, is Dr […]

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How a clear sense of self can trump career planning
12 June 2018

This article was originally published on Women’s Agenda. Natalie Walker has been the inaugural CEO of two start-up businesses, both with massive agendas, and was appointed to board and executive roles early in her career. Below she shares some excellent insights into what she’s learnt about leadership, career planning and instincts.  Natalie is speaking at the […]

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YWCA Canberra’s 2018-19 ACT Budget wrap up
6 June 2018

In the lead up to the release of the 2018-19 ACT Budget on 5 June 2018, YWCA Canberra and its members and supporters advocated for a range of initiatives to achieve gender equality as part of our Leading the Change platform. Below is a snapshot of the key initiatives announced by the ACT Government across […]

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Intersectional perspectives on disability and LGBTIQ* identities and rights
23 May 2018

Our She Leads In-Conversation events provide Canberrans with the opportunity to hear from women leaders from different backgrounds and industries, in a conversational format, followed by a live Q&A session, book signing, and networking. On Tuesday 8 May, we welcomed Jax Jacki Brown and Yen Eriksen to share their thoughts and experiences on activism, disability, human rights, […]

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Supporting women in engineering and technology with the Natasha Linard Scholarship – Meet Emily Rose Rees
18 May 2018

The Natasha Linard Scholarship for Women in Engineering & Technology supports female ANU undergraduate students to build leadership skills in technology, business and community areas, and to develop a mentoring relationship with prominent professionals in the private and public sectors. The award commemorates the life and work of Dr Natasha Linard, who was an outstanding […]

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YWCA Canberra sets a clear agenda to achieve gender equality in the ACT
17 May 2018

Today YWCA Canberra released a report setting a clear agenda to achieve gender equality in the ACT. The makes a series of recommendations across four areas that YWCA Canberra believes would have the biggest impact on gender equality for ACT girls and women. This includes gender responsive government, equality in the workplace, a life free […]

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Community transformation and creativity at the 2018 Great Ydeas Innovation Breakfast
8 May 2018

On Wednesday 2 May we hosted 120 people at QT Hotel for the 2018 Great Ydeas Innovation Breakfast. The Breakfast not only marks World YWCA Day, but also sees the announcement of the Great Ydeas Small Grants program recipients, and fundraises for the YWCA Canberra Clubhouse; a science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) program […]

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5 quick questions with Yen Eriksen
2 May 2018

The She Leads In-Conversation Series provides Canberrans with the opportunity to hear from women leaders from different backgrounds and industries in a conversational format, followed by a live Q&A session, networking, and canapes. Our May In-Conversation event will feature Jax Jacki Brown and Yen Eriksen, centering around activism, disability, human rights, the LGBTIQ community, and equality. […]

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5 quick questions with Jax Jacki Brown
1 May 2018

The She Leads In-Conversation Series provides Canberrans with the opportunity to hear from women leaders from different backgrounds and industries in a conversational format, followed by a live Q&A session, networking, and canapes. Our May In-Conversation event will feature Jax Jacki Brown and Yen Eriksen, centering around activism, disability, human rights, the LGBTIQ community, and equality. […]

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Plan International Australia launches bold new campaign to stop women feeling unsafe after dark
20 April 2018

Tarla Lambert is the publisher for Women’s Agenda. I’ve found myself in a number of precarious situations walking home late at night in Sydney. As a young woman living in a city, this is ultimately what I’ve come to expect. As women we are forced to navigate the streets in a different mode to men. Our […]

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