Blog: Events

2018 She Leads College – 5 Quick Questions with Codie Bell
19 February 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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Survival, humour, and leadership with Nayuka Gorrie at the She Leads In-Conversation
19 February 2018

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 Tuesday 13 February, we welcomed Nayuka Gorrie and Laura Burr to discuss current issues as they relate to Aboriginal and Torres Strait […]

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The importance of workshops and planning to get ahead with Mikaela Danvers
6 February 2018

In this interview, we talk with Mikaela Danvers, the She Leads Workshop facilitator for Setting and Meeting Goals, to learn the importance of having workshops for women, and to discover some key details of planning, vision boards, and the Reticular Activating System. Mikaela Danvers is an accomplished and leading graphic designer, the founder of The […]

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5 quick questions with Nayuka Gorrie
6 February 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 February In-Conversation event will feature Nayuka Gorrie and Laura Burr, centering around the challenges faced by young women and Aboriginal and […]

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Women’s March Canberra: Unbroken
31 January 2018

This Sunday, Women’s March Canberra will be taking over Garema Place to create a human chain as a sign of strength and solidarity for women’s rights – and we want you there! 2017 has been undoubtedly challenging. It has also been a year of strength, defiance and exposure. People around the globe have found inspiration […]

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5 quick questions with Laura Burr
30 January 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 February In-Conversation event will feature Nayuka Gorrie and Laura Burr, centering around the challenges faced by young women and Aboriginal and […]

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A shared vision for Early Childhood Education and Care in the ACT
10 January 2018

In 2017, ten established ACT early childhood providers joined forces to establish the Children First Alliance, collectively representing 46 early learning centres and more than 3500 children. Through the Alliance, YWCA Canberra is proud to join Anglicare NSW South, NSW West and ACT, Belconnen Community Services, Communities@Work, Community Services #1, Goodstart Early Learning ACT, MOCCA, […]

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Sex Ed @ the Polo
21 December 2017

Australia has one of the highest levels of reported sexual assault in the world, with young women aged between 10 and 24 the most likely victims. In this year alone, 42 women have been killed due to gendered violence. Further, in 2016 half of all university students were sexually harassed, as discovered through the release […]

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Leadership, positivity, and feminism 101 at the inaugural She Leads High Conference
1 December 2017

The inaugural She Leads High Conference was a one-day leadership event for young women, including female identifying and non-binary people, in years 9 and 10. The event engaged young women with concepts of leadership, confidence, developing positive relationships, and provided a safe space to discuss school, careers, body image, language, and sexuality and gender. On […]

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2017 She Leads High – 5 Quick Questions with Tomasina Purcell
24 November 2017

The inaugural She Leads High Conference is a one-day leadership event for young women, including female identifying and non-binary people, in years 9 and 10. The event will take place at the University of Canberra’s Ann Harding Conference Centre on 28 November 2017. In this interview, we talk to Tomasina Purcell, one of our speed […]

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