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Meet a Member – Anna Kikuno O’Leary
19 September 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 that you can get to know each other a little better. Today, meet Anna […]

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Frances Crimmins accepts the 2017 ACT NAPCAN Play Your Part award for Winyu Early Childhood Service
13 September 2017

The National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) Play Your Part Awards recognise primary prevention initiatives which reduce children’s risk of experiencing abuse and neglect, and prioritise children’s social, emotional, educational and economic wellbeing. Earlier this month, our Winyu Early Childhood Service in Gungahlin received the 2017 NAPCAN ACT Play Your Part  award, marking the first time that […]

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Staff Snapshot – Sarah Whiting
12 September 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 Sarah Whiting Tell us about your role at YWCA Canberra. I am […]

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How to be an effective board director and other lessons from the She Leads Board Governance Workshop
5 September 2017

On Tuesday 29 August, She Leads hosted 30 women for our Board Governance Workshop, facilitated by YWCA Canberra board directors, Caitlin Sandercock and Carina Zeccola. The Board Governance Workshop taught practical skills required by board directors. On top of this, it gave an overview of boards and aimed to provide the women who attended with […]

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Frances Crimmins’ keynote address – 2017 Australian Leadership Excellence Awards
1 September 2017

The Australian Leadership Excellence Awards celebrate the contributions and achievements of outstanding leaders and managers on a national scale. They bring together individuals whose vision, skill and integrity distinguish them from the crowd and inspire others to succeed. On Thursday 31st August, YWCA Canberra Executive Director, Frances Crimmins, delivered a keynote address at the 2017 […]

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Board Governance – Our Board Directors discuss the importance of effective leadership and skills
25 August 2017

In this Q&A, we talk to the She Leads Workshop facilitators of Board Governance, to understand the importance of effective board governance. In our upcoming She Leads Workshop – Board Governance, attendees will gain practical skills to prepare for taking on board directorships. This workshop is aimed at providing participants with a practical overview of […]

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Meet our Board Directors: Kate Chipperfield
24 August 2017

At YWCA Canberra, we’re proud to have such a diverse range of intelligent and impressive women on our Board. Here, you can get to know each of them a little better, and learn about their experiences on the Board, the skills they have gained and the expertise they bring to the table. Today, meet Kate […]

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Acknowledging the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women – Celeste Liddle at the August She Leads In-Conversation event
22 August 2017

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 Wednesday 16 August, we featured Celeste Liddle in-Conversation with Sarah Burr, where issues related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, […]

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The ACT is limping behind others when it comes to creating gender equality
15 August 2017

Originally published in The Canberra Times. – The release of the Human Rights Commission’s damning Change the Course: National Report on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at Australian Universities, 2017 confirms that sexual assault and sexual harassment are occurring at unacceptable rates at Australian universities.   The Australian Human Rights Centre at UNSW subsequently launched a complementary report […]

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Meet our Board Directors: Janine Yokom
15 August 2017

At YWCA Canberra, we’re proud to have such a diverse range of intelligent and impressive women on our Board. Here, you can get to know each of them a little better, and learn about their experiences on the Board, the skills they have gained and the expertise they bring to the table. Today, meet Janine […]

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