Blog: Gender Equality

2018 She Leads High – 5 Quick Questions with Laura Campbell
12 October 2018

The annual 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 1 November 2018. In this interview, we talk to Laura Campbell who is returning once […]

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The prevalence of sexual harassment in Australian workplaces – Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins
20 September 2018

“Many people tell me to be patient, that change takes time and the next generation of Australia’s workforce will not tolerate sexual harassment” was how Australia’s Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins opened her address at the National Press Club on 12 September. Launching the Human Rights Commission’s fourth national survey on sexual harassment in Australia’s […]

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Continue to lead and take others with us on the journey: Thoughts on the 2018 She Leads Conference
12 September 2018

After our 2018 She Leads Conference, we asked a select group of women the question of how attending the event has enriched their lives. Over the next couple of weeks, we will be sharing their answers and insights with you. This week’s post comes from Teresa McKinnon.  When advised that I was a recipient of a YWCA […]

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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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