Blog: Community

Localjinni – Lakeside Stories – Twilight video walks
17 September 2018

Canberra artist, Fiona Hooton received an EY Great Ydeas Creativity Grant in 2018 for her Lakeside Stories Pilot Project. Lakeside Stories is a digital story telling tour taking place on Saturday and Sunday evenings in October. It is a walking tour at Lake Burley Griffin between the Commonwealth and King’s Avenue Bridges that uses urban […]

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Supporting women in engineering and technology with the Natasha Linard Scholarship – Meet Emily Rose Rees
18 May 2018

The Natasha Linard Scholarship for Women in Engineering & Technology supports female ANU undergraduate students to build leadership skills in technology, business and community areas, and to develop a mentoring relationship with prominent professionals in the private and public sectors. The award commemorates the life and work of Dr Natasha Linard, who was an outstanding […]

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Community transformation and creativity at the 2018 Great Ydeas Innovation Breakfast
8 May 2018

On Wednesday 2 May we hosted 120 people at QT Hotel for the 2018 Great Ydeas Innovation Breakfast. The Breakfast not only marks World YWCA Day, but also sees the announcement of the Great Ydeas Small Grants program recipients, and fundraises for the YWCA Canberra Clubhouse; a science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) program […]

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5 quick questions with Jax Jacki Brown
1 May 2018

The She Leads In-Conversation Series provides 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, networking, and canapes. Our May In-Conversation event will feature Jax Jacki Brown and Yen Eriksen, centering around activism, disability, human rights, the LGBTIQ community, and equality. […]

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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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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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2018 She Leads College – 5 Quick Questions with Hannah Gissane
20 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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Girls on Bikes – A Great Ydea
19 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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The value of a fulfilling career
16 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 Tomasina Purcell, discussing the importance of a fulfilling career. I have often heard the saying ‘find a job […]

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Brush off the dust
15 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 Hani Abdile, discussing the need for self-acceptance and inner strength. Do we often forget to love ourselves and […]

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