Blog: Leadership

Great Ydeas – Where are they now with Chiara Grassia
20 March 2017

Great Ydeas is YWCA Canberra’s small grants program, providing up to $2,000 to women to help kickstart a great idea for a business, community development project, or to support professional development or education and training opportunities. Applications for the 2017 Great Ydeas program are open until March 30, and to celebrate, we’ll be featuring some of our […]

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She Leads College Conference – 5 Quick Questions with Codie Bell
17 March 2017

The She Leads College Conference, taking place on Tuesday 21 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 share their leadership journeys with participants. We’ll be […]

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Great Ydeas – Where are they now with Ritu Clementi
9 March 2017

Great Ydeas is YWCA Canberra’s small grants program, providing up to $2,000 to women to help kickstart a great idea for a business, community development project, or to support professional development or education and training opportunities. Applications for the 2017 Great Ydeas program are open until March 30, and to celebrate, we’ll be featuring some of our […]

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She Leads College Conference – 5 Quick Questions with Cathy Petocz
7 March 2017

The She Leads College Conference, taking place on Tuesday 21 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 share their leadership journeys with participants. We’ll be […]

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5 quick questions with Yassmin Abdel-Magied
1 February 2017

  The She Leads In-Conversation Series will 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, and networking. Our first She Leads In-Conversation event, taking place on Wednesday 22 February, will feature engineer and diversity advocate, Yassmin Abdel-Magied, in-conversation […]

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Marching for Gender Equality
23 January 2017

The Women’s March movement was born out of the Women’s March on Washington, which followed the inauguration of President Donald Trump. The movement has  seen more than 4 million women come together in more than 670 sister marches all over the world. YWCA Canberra’s Executive Director, Frances Crimmins, spoke at the Canberra Women’s March on January 21, calling for more to be done to […]

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The impact of She Leads
9 January 2017

Fiona Day has recently graduated from the She Leads Diploma of Leadership & Management. Fiona is passionate about empowering the community around her. Here, we get to know Fiona a bit better, as she shares how the She Leads Diploma has impacted on her leadership goals. Tell us a little bit about yourself!  I’ve lived in […]

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Meet a Member – Carina Zeccola
4 January 2017

This article is part of our member profile series. Our members tell us that one of the things they love about being part of our community is getting to know like-minded women. So, each month, we’ll feature an interview with a member, so you can get to know each other a little better. This month, meet Carina Zeccola. […]

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Powerful partnerships: the University of Canberra and She Leads
23 December 2016

At YWCA Canberra, we are fortunate to have built strong partnerships with organisations that support us in a range of ways. The University of Canberra (UC) has supported the She Leads College Conference since 2015 as Venue Partner. In 2017, UC will once again support the College Conference and is the Principal Partner for our […]

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Mindfulness and women’s leadership with Shari Read
7 November 2016

Shari Read is a YWCA Canberra member and has been involved in the She Leads Program across all of our events. She has been facilitating workshops and seminars in wellbeing and self-leadership since 2003 and holds a PhD in social psychology and post-qualification training in mindfulness, meditation, yoga and Buddhist psychotherapy. Here, Shari tells us […]

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