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Meet a Member – Caitlin Figueiredo
19 April 2017

This article is part of our member profile series. Our members tell us that one of the things they love about being part of our community is getting to know like-minded women. So, each month, we’ll feature an interview with a member, so you can get to know each other a little better. Today, meet Caitlin Figueiredo. You in […]

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2017 She Leads Conference – 5 Quick Questions with Shen Narayanasamy
18 April 2017

The 2017 She Leads Conference will be held on Thursday 1 June at QT Canberra, with the She Leads Cocktail and Networking function to be held the night before, on May 31. Tickets and program details are now available at 2017.sheleads.org.au. Open to all, the She Leads Conference brings women from a range of sectors, at all stages of their […]

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Great Ydeas – Where are they now with Hannah Wandel
12 April 2017

Great Ydeas is YWCA Canberra’s small grants program, providing up to $2,000 to women to help kickstart a great idea for a business, community development project, or to support professional development or education and training opportunities. Applications for the 2017 Great Ydeas program are now closed, and in the lead up to announcing this year’s winners, we’re […]

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5 quick questions with Dr Anne Summers AO
11 April 2017

The She Leads In-Conversation Series will 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, and networking. Our May in-conversation event will be with Dr Anne Summers AO, a leading Australian feminist, writer and thinker. Describe your leadership journey […]

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Great Ydeas – Where are they now with Heidi Zajac
5 April 2017

Great Ydeas is YWCA Canberra’s small grants program, providing up to $2,000 to women to help kickstart a great idea for a business, community development project, or to support professional development or education and training opportunities. Applications for the 2017 Great Ydeas program are now closed, and in the lead up to announcing this year’s winners, we’re […]

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Staff Snapshot – Lee Newlyn
30 March 2017

At YWCA Canberra, we’re really proud of the vibrancy and diversity of our staff team. We’ll be bringing you regular staff snapshots so you can meet our team and find out a bit more about the people behind our programs and services. Today, meet Lee Newlyn. Tell us about your role at YWCA Canberra?  My role […]

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Great Ydeas – Where are they now with Caterina Giorgi
29 March 2017

Great Ydeas is YWCA Canberra’s small grants program, providing up to $2,000 to women to help kickstart a great idea for a business, community development project, or to support professional development or education and training opportunities. Applications for the 2017 Great Ydeas program are open until March 30, and to celebrate, we’ll be featuring some of our […]

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Partnerships that make a difference – Defence Force Recruiting
29 March 2017

At YWCA Canberra, we are fortunate to have built strong partnerships with organisations that support us in a range of ways. Demonstrating a commitment to women’s leadership, Defence Force Recruiting were our Principal Supporter for the inaugural She Leads College Conference in 2015, and supported both the She Leads Conference and the She Leads College Conference as […]

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Inspiration, motivation and empowerment at the third She Leads College Conference
23 March 2017

Now in its third year, the She Leads College Conference continues to provide a safe space for students in years 11 and 12 to be inspired by young women leaders, and gain the confidence and practical skills to kick-start their leadership journeys. On Tuesday 21 March, more than 80 young women came together at the […]

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Reflections from the Commission on the Status of Women 2017
22 March 2017

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. A functional commission of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), it was established by Council resolution 11(II) of 21 June 1946. The CSW is instrumental in promoting women’s […]

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