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Take 5 with Angie Ford
22 October 2020

We sat down with Angie Ford, a mindset coach driven by a love of working with people. Her client list includes world no.1 athletes, CEOs, Entrepreneurs of the year, national best selling real estate agents, and AFI award nominee actors. Angie loves working with individuals, teams and leaders who believe in growth and learning. She is passionate about helping […]

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Take 5 with Kat Reed
22 October 2020

We sat down with Kat Reed, a passionate queer rights activist, avid intersectional feminist, and political performance artist based in Canberra. Since beginning with environmental activism in school, they have advocated for the rights of people of colour, queer youth and people with disabilities. Kat has made appearances on ABC Radio, Canberra Times and Win News speaking about survivor rights […]

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Take 5 with Tikarra Looke
22 October 2020

We sat down with Tikarra Looke, a Cultural Integrity Coordinator. Tikarra Looke is a proud Durag and Wiradjuri woman currently living on Ngunnawal country. She describes herself as, “the embarrassing and proud big sister who cries at every event of three amazing sisters and one incredible brother”. Tikarra is a passionate educator inspired every day by her community, her students, […]

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Take 5 with Kasey Dragisic
22 October 2020

We sat down with Kasey Dragisic, a firefighter with ACT Fire & Rescue and a former rugby star. Kasey comes from a culturally diverse background. Her mum is part Aboriginal part Kiwi. Her dad is part Serbian, part German. Each of her grandparents were born in their respective countries. She has always been proud of her rich heritage; […]

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Take 5 with Taylor Fitzgerald
22 October 2020

We sat down with Taylor Fitzgerald, 2018 NAIDOC Trainee of the year. Taylor is a 21-year-old Aboriginal Kamilaroi woman who stands proud with the greatest of qualities handed down to her from her long line of Elders. She is an activist and survivor. Taylor’s interest and focus has always been within the power between cultures and education. This love and interest […]

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Take 5 with Maddie Diamond
22 October 2020

We sat down with Maddie Diamond, the 2020 Young Australian of the Year who founded Trash Gather, a youth-led volunteer group that organise regular rubbish clean ups in Canberra. She is also the Executive Officer of SEE-Change, a volunteer-based community organisation that aims to make Canberra more sustainable through community connection. Maddie will be the Keynote speaker for She Leads High […]

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Budget 2020-2021 a missed opportunity for women
19 October 2020

When the Treasurer stood up to deliver the Budget address on behalf of the Government, he began by saying that in 2020 “Australians have been tested like never before” and indeed, this past year of hazardous smoke, bushfires and a pandemic has been stressful for many, particularly women. Research has consistently found that domestic violence […]

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My voice, our equal future
9 October 2020

Over the last few years, the voices of girls demanding a more just and equitable future have resounded across the globe. With Malala Yousafzai and Greta Thunberg as role models, girls are realising their place at the forefront of activism and are using this position to make real and lasting change in our societies. That’s […]

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She Leads Wrap Up: Tips and Tricks for Navigating Difficult Conversations
28 September 2020

Whether you’re preparing for an upcoming job interview, negotiating a new salary, or giving feedback to a fellow team member, navigating difficult conversations is no easy feat.  On Tuesday 22 September, YWCA Canberra hosted our first online She Leads Workshop on Tips and Tricks for Navigating Difficult Conversations facilitated by Vanessa Vanderhoek. The evening’s objective was to help participants carry out difficult conversations and better understand their leadership […]

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Interview with YWCA Canberra early educator, Rachel Pace about working in early learning during COVID-19
10 September 2020

Early learning educators were key frontline workers during COVID-19, and YWCA Canberra is proud of the commitment and professionalism demonstrated by staff during a period of uncertainty exacerbated by frequently changing government directives. Rachel shares what it was like working in the sector in the early days of the COVID-19 shutdown and how it felt […]

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