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2022 She Leads In-Conversation Series – 5 Quick Questions with Dr Anita Heiss
12 May 2022

With less than two weeks to go before our first She Leads In-Conversation of the year, we can’t wait for the Canberran community to hear from Dr Anita Heiss and Sarah Burr. This event will be in a conversational format, where two Wirdayuri women will discuss empowerment through education and why the stories of First […]

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2022 She Leads Workshop: 5 Quick Questions with Barbara Livesey
3 May 2022

On Wednesday 11 May, Executive Coach, Barbara Livesey will facilitate her first She Leads Workshop: How to reimagine your career and plan your next career move. We are counting down the days in anticipation for this upcoming event, and so we asked Barbara five quick questions to get to know her and what people can […]

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2022 She Leads In-Conversations Series – 5 Quick Questions with Sarah Burr
27 April 2022

We’re excited to host the first She Leads In-Conversation Series of the year with award-winning author and professor Dr Anita Heiss and Sarah Burr. On Tuesday 24 May, Anita and Sarah will discuss in a conversational format, the importance of empowerment through education and why the stories of First Nations Australians need to be not […]

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Celebrating the global YWCA movement
13 April 2022

Canberra is proud to be part of a global network of 25 million girls and women across 125 countries. Our movement passionately supports women to shape their communities and advance gender equality so we may all live safe and prosperous lives. This year, we are once again excited to be celebrating World Y Day on […]

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Studying ECEC with YWCA Canberra: Vila’s story
30 March 2022

At YWCA Canberra, we are dedicated to building a pipeline of qualified and confident early childhood education and care (ECEC) professionals as part of our work to address gender inequality. That’s why our registered training organisation (RTO1373) offers the latest Certificate III and Diploma qualifications in ECEC.  We believe the quality of our training is demonstrated […]

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‘Everyone belongs’ at our training organisation 
23 March 2022

Harmony Week 2022, from 21 to 27 March, celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity under the theme ‘Everyone belongs‘. This week is about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.  These principles are integral to YWCA Canberra, with our organisational values including equality, inclusion, respect and reconciliation.  Our devotion to diversity and inclusion is clearly […]

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Studying ECEC with YWCA Canberra: Piumi’s story
16 March 2022

At YWCA Canberra, we are dedicated to building a pipeline of qualified and confident early childhood education and care (ECEC) professionals as part of our work to address gender inequality. That’s why our registered training organisation (RTO1373) offers the latest Certificate III and Diploma qualifications in ECEC. We believe the quality of our training is […]

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Building communities, one small grant at a time
8 March 2022

YWCA Canberra is pleased to have Sustineo join us again in 2022 as a partner for our Great Ydeas Small Grants Program. With a focus on services that have positive social impacts, Sustineo is a natural fit as a partner for YWCA Canberra. We took a moment to speak to Tom Sloan, CEO of Sustineo, […]

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Why we need gender parity on boards
8 March 2022

At YWCA Canberra, we care deeply about gender equality and empowering women to feel confident and equipped to take on leadership roles in their communities. We understand the unique strengths that women bring to the table, and support gender parity across all workplaces.   One way to achieve this is by ensuring that organisations have women […]

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Connecting women with housing and community
7 March 2022

At YWCA Canberra, we believe that safe, affordable and secure housing is a fundamental human right. That’s why we have been providing housing services to women and families in need in the ACT for 80 years.   We know our services have improved many lives, but rather than us talking about them, we want our client’s […]

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