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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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The significance of the Women’s March: One year on
12 April 2018

The following article is an extended version of an interview with Caitlin Figueiredo and Amy Blain, which first appeared in the March 2018 edition of Y Action. In this interview, Caitlin and Amy discuss their involvement in the 2018 Canberra Women’s March, and its continued significance. The global Women’s Marches are the most recent protests […]

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Attending the London International Youth Science Forum with the support of Great Ydeas
10 April 2018

Great Ydeas is YWCA Canberra’s small grants program, providing up to $2,000 to women to help kick-start a great idea for a business, community development project, or to support professional development or education and training opportunities. Applications for the 2018 Great Ydeas program are open until 13 April, and in the lead up to announcing this year’s recipients […]

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In a massive new gig, Julia Gillard is helping to dismantle female leadership barriers in every field
6 April 2018

Angela Priestley is the Publisher and founding editor of Women’s Agenda. If you thought being the Prime Minister of Australia was a huge role, consider Julia Gillard’s latest job. Our first female PM has been named the inaugural chair of the London-based Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, which aims to “create a world in which being […]

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Catch 22s: The perks and pitfalls of being a woman in politics
5 April 2018

At YWCA Canberra, we value diversity. That is why we launched Write for Us, an opportunity that provides our members and friends with a platform to discuss their experiences. Today, we are sharing an article written by Joanna Richards, discussing the catch 22’s women in political leadership positions can find themselves in. For women looking […]

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Young Women Speak Out – a Great Ydea
4 April 2018

Great Ydeas is YWCA Canberra’s small grants program, providing up to $2,000 to women to help kick-start a great idea for a business, community development project, or to support professional development or education and training opportunities. Applications for the 2018 Great Ydeas program are open until 6 April, and in the lead up to announcing this year’s recipients […]

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Inspiring the next generation of trailblazers at the 2018 She Leads College Conference
28 March 2018

On Thursday 22 March, we welcomed 80 young women from the ACT and Canberra region to the fourth She Leads College Conference, to uncover their inner trailblazer. The day was opened with a rousing Welcome to Country from Ngunnawal Elder Aunty Violet Sheridan. Aunty Violet encouraged the attendees to imagine themselves as future leaders. Aunty […]

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Fifty50’s Big Ideas Breakfast: Gender Equity by 2025 – supported by Great Ydeas
28 March 2018

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 2018 Great Ydeas program are open until 6 April, and in the lead up to announcing this year’s […]

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STEM is a White Male
21 March 2018

At YWCA Canberra, we value diversity. That is why we launched Write for Us, an opportunity that provides our members and friends with a platform to discuss their experiences. Today, we are sharing an article written by Karlie Noon, discussing the lack of minority groups in STEM and outlining why this is an issue. Obtaining […]

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2018 She Leads College – 5 Quick Questions with Lavanya Kala
21 March 2018

The She Leads College Conference, taking place on Thursday 22 March, is a one-day event for girls in years 11 and 12, equipping participants with the practical skills and knowledge they need to become confident leaders. This year, we have an amazing line-up of inspiring young women who will discuss their pathways as trailblazers. Today, we chat […]

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