Blog: Professional Development

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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Welcome, feminists of Canberra, to the meeting of minds that was the YWCA She Leads Conference 2018.
30 August 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 Kris Tay. “I don’t know that I believe in intersectionality” said a […]

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From the 2018 She Leads Conference: Just do it. Just be you and reach for your goals.
30 August 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 Kartika Medcraft. As a proud Pakana Aboriginal woman, registered carer […]

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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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Negotiating, communicating, and gaining back your power with Vanessa Vanderhoek
7 November 2017

On Tuesday 31 October, we hosted 16 Canberra women for a She Leads Workshop on Negotiation Skills, facilitated by professional mentor and coach, Vanessa Vanderhoek. The workshop helped attendees to identify some of the common mistakes that are made during a negotiation, and taught a number of specialist skills to complement their existing personalities and […]

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Master your negotiation skills with Vanessa Vanderhoek
26 October 2017

In this interview, we talk with Vanessa Vanderhoek, the She Leads Workshop facilitator for Negotiation Skills, to learn key aspects of mastering the art of negotiation, and discover what other practical advice we can expect to learn on the night.   Vanessa Vanderhoek is the founder of Flexible Working Day, a Founding Director of Career […]

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How to be an effective board director and other lessons from the She Leads Board Governance Workshop
5 September 2017

On Tuesday 29 August, She Leads hosted 30 women for our Board Governance Workshop, facilitated by YWCA Canberra board directors, Caitlin Sandercock and Carina Zeccola. The Board Governance Workshop taught practical skills required by board directors. On top of this, it gave an overview of boards and aimed to provide the women who attended with […]

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Board Governance – Our Board Directors discuss the importance of effective leadership and skills
25 August 2017

In this Q&A, we talk to the She Leads Workshop facilitators of Board Governance, to understand the importance of effective board governance. In our upcoming She Leads Workshop – Board Governance, attendees will gain practical skills to prepare for taking on board directorships. This workshop is aimed at providing participants with a practical overview of […]

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My time as a YWCA Canberra Board Trainee – Caitlin Figueiredo
13 July 2017

YWCA Canberra is committed to fostering the growth and development of young women leaders. Each year, our Board of Directors conducts the Board Traineeship Program, which provides women with the opportunity to gain experience in governance, finance and strategic management without the legal and financial responsibilities of being a Board Director.  We caught up with […]

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My time as a YWCA Canberra Board Trainee – Georgina Horsburgh
6 July 2017

YWCA Canberra is committed to fostering the growth and development of young women leaders. Each year, our Board of Directors conducts the Board Traineeship Program, which provides women with the opportunity to gain experience in governance, finance and strategic management without the legal and financial responsibilities of being a Board Director.  We caught up with […]

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