Blog: Events

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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5 quick questions with Celeste Liddle
31 July 2017

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, and networking. Our August In-Conversation event will be with Celeste Liddle and Sarah Burr, centering around the challenges faced by women and Aboriginal women alike, […]

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Young Women Speak Out – creating positive change
25 July 2017

Young Women Speak Out (YWSO) is a two day advocacy training and campaign workshop for 16 -17 year old local young women, preparing participants to run a collective campaign strategy with other young Canberra women. This terrific initiative came about with the support of a YWCA Canberra Great Ydeas grant, and will commence later this […]

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5 quick questions with Sarah Burr
18 July 2017

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, and networking. Our August In-Conversation event will be with Celeste Liddle and Sarah Burr, centering around the challenges faced by women and Aboriginal women alike, […]

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The Golden Rule: “Yes, and…” and other lessons from the She Leads & Lightbulb Improv Workshop
4 July 2017

On Tuesday 27 June, 20 women came together to learn how to apply improvisation techniques to their workplaces. Improv is about the ability to react, respond, and adapt quickly with confidence. The workshop, run as a part of the She Leads program in conjunction with local organisation Lightbulb Improv, taught attendees new leadership and management […]

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YWCA Canberra celebrates official opening of brand new Fairley Early Childhood Service with Murrumbateman community
3 July 2017

Thursday, 29 June saw YWCA Canberra welcome a crowd of more than 60 people who gathered together over drinks and canapés to officially open the brand new Fairley Early Childhood Service in Murrumbateman, NSW. Before the ribbon was officially cut by YWCA Canberra President Jude Burger, guests heard from Rowena Abbey, Mayor of Yass Valley Council […]

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The value of improvisation in leadership – Amy Crawford
8 June 2017

The June She Leads Workshop is presented by Lightbulb Improv, and is designed to explore how improvisation skills build confidence in presentation and performance in the workplace. The workshop will be run by Lou Maconachie and Amy Crawford, both of whom are co-founders of Lightbulb Improv, along with Merriden Varrall. We interviewed Amy Crawford ahead […]

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Challenging the status quo on women’s leadership at the 2017 She Leads Conference
5 June 2017

The 2017 She Leads Conference, held on 1 June at QT Canberra, brought women from a range of sectors and at all stages of their leadership journeys, together with some of Australia’s most inspiring women leaders. This year’s program explored the theme ‘Challenge’ – focusing on stories of overcoming personal and professional challenges and experiences […]

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Let’s Take the Next Steps – National Reconciliation Week 2017
29 May 2017

National Reconciliation Week is an important time for commemoration and inclusion in the Australian calendar. Running from 27 May to 3 June each year, these dates encapsulate important events in our nation’s history. Here, YWCA Canberra Board Director and Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Committee member, Sarah Burr explains these dates in more detail. Sorry Day  […]

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Partnerships that make a difference – National Australia Day Council
26 May 2017

At YWCA Canberra, we are fortunate to have built strong partnerships with organisations that support gender equality and women’s leadership. National Australia Day Council are a friend of the She Leads Conference 2017. We had a chat to Carolyn Ludovici, General Manager of Programs and Operations, to find out just what the Australia Day Council […]

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