Blog: Leadership

Partnerships that make a difference – Capital Chemist
2 July 2018

At YWCA Canberra, we are fortunate to have built strong partnerships with organisations that support gender equality and women’s leadership. Capital Chemist are a friend of the 2018 She Leads Conference. We had a chat to Samantha Kourtis, a pharmacist and owner of Charnwood Capital Chemist, to find out just what Capital Chemist do and […]

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2018 She Leads Conference: Meet Dr Vanessa Lee
19 June 2018

The 2018 She Leads Conference, happening 1 August 2018, brings together some of Australia’s biggest and brightest names from diverse industries and backgrounds to share practical advice and skills on learning to rise, lead, and take other women with you. One fantastic woman speaking at the Conference on the panel Leading and Lifting, is Dr […]

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Intersectional perspectives on disability and LGBTIQ* identities and rights
23 May 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 8 May, we welcomed Jax Jacki Brown and Yen Eriksen to share their thoughts and experiences on activism, disability, human rights, […]

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5 quick questions with Yen Eriksen
2 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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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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In a massive new gig, Julia Gillard is helping to dismantle female leadership barriers in every field
6 April 2018

Angela Priestley is the Publisher and founding editor of Women’s Agenda. If you thought being the Prime Minister of Australia was a huge role, consider Julia Gillard’s latest job. Our first female PM has been named the inaugural chair of the London-based Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, which aims to “create a world in which being […]

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Catch 22s: The perks and pitfalls of being a woman in politics
5 April 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 Joanna Richards, discussing the catch 22’s women in political leadership positions can find themselves in. For women looking […]

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Inspiring the next generation of trailblazers at the 2018 She Leads College Conference
28 March 2018

On Thursday 22 March, we welcomed 80 young women from the ACT and Canberra region to the fourth She Leads College Conference, to uncover their inner trailblazer. The day was opened with a rousing Welcome to Country from Ngunnawal Elder Aunty Violet Sheridan. Aunty Violet encouraged the attendees to imagine themselves as future leaders. Aunty […]

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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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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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