Meet a member: Maddie Barclay

17 June 2016

This article is part of our member profile series. Our members tell us that one of the things they really 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.Maddie Barclay - Blog

Today, meet Maddie Barclay. Maddie completed an internship with the Communications team back in January this year.

You in a nutshell?
17, book-lover and music-obsessed.

What was your highlight of the past year?
Seeing (and meeting) some amazing and inspiring musicians who I love.

What’s an achievement you’re proud of?
Training for and running the City to Surf in Sydney.

What’s on your playlist?
It’s seriously such a mix! Everything from The Vaccines to Pink Floyd and Art of Sleeping to Troupeau Bleu.

Why did you join the Y?
After attending the She Leads College Conference in 2015, I was both inspired by the amazing women there and interested in learning more about the YWCA, what they stand for and the work they do.

Who inspires you?
I’m so lucky to have so many inspiring women in my life – my mum, sister, friends, cousins, aunts and grandmas. I’m inspired by Emma Watson for her incredible efforts to reduce inequality with her campaign HeforShe, and also Tavi Gevinson, editor of Rookie, who is an excellent writer, avid feminist and all-round inspiring girl.

What’s the change you want to see in the world?
A future that is environmentally sustainable and where inequality is a distant issue of the past.

You can read about Maddie’s experience at YWCA Canberra by visiting her blog.

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