Blog: Gender Equality

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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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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#LeadingtheChange at our 2018 International Women’s Day event
15 March 2018

On Wednesday 7 March, we partnered with Griffin Legal to host our 2018 International Women’s Day event at the Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre, where we launched our Leading the Change: The Pathway to Gender Equality Report Card with more than 70 leaders from across the community, business and government sectors. Our event kicked off with Ngunnawal […]

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2018 She Leads College – 5 Quick Questions with Ashleigh Streeter
9 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 Engy Salah Abdelsalam
7 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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International Women’s Day – 5 quick questions with Claire Carton
1 March 2018

In the lead up to our 2018 International Women’s Day event, Lead the Change: The Pathway to Gender Equality, we spoke to the event keynote, Claire Carton. Claire Carton is a Managing Partner at Griffin Legal, with expertise in Commercial Law, Government Advisory, Sports Law, Child Welfare, Sponsorship, and the Not-for-Profit sector. Claire was also […]

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2018 She Leads College – 5 Quick Questions with Hannah Mouncey
26 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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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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Do the hard things and set ambitions as bold as ‘leapfrogging’ a global industry
31 January 2018

Angela Priestley is the Publisher and founding editor of Women’s Agenda. I didn’t know much about Professor Michelle Simmons before she was named 2018 Australian of the Year. But after reading her Australia Day address, I’m hooked on her incredible career and inspired by her words of wisdom, if not a little intimidated by her leadership […]

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Women must expose sexual harassers boldly, but also wisely
24 January 2018

It’s January 2018, and sexual-harassment commentary drips down the pages of our newspapers like brandy custard on the stale plum pudding in the back of the fridge. There is a shared intake of breath each time we learn of the un-sexy details of conduct allegedly enacted by some national icons. The sound of a collective […]

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