Blog: She Leads

2014: a year to remember
17 December 2014

I would like to thank and acknowledge the enthusiasm, support and dedication of my colleagues, and the work of our 300 staff. Our organisation is not only a significant employer in the Territory, but also a contributor to the economic, cultural and social wellbeing of our community. Our 2013-2014 Annual Report highlights the many achievements […]

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Exploring what leadership means for me
4 November 2014

When I was given the opportunity to study for my She Leads Diploma of Management, I was over the moon. Despite having worked as a manager previously, I’d never been comfortable in the role. I thought this was my chance to gain the skills and knowledge needed to give me that sense of credibility and […]

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Khadija Gbla

Why we need to support young migrant women to become leaders
4 September 2014

We asked a number of leading women who are speaking at the upcoming She Leads conference what advice they would give to aspiring women leaders. Below, Zoya Patel shares insights into her conversation with equality advocate, Khadija Glba. Khadija Gbla does not think she was born a leader. Rather, it was an accidental journey that […]

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Helen Conway

What I know about leadership
4 September 2014

This article was first published on Women’s Agenda on May 7, 2014. We asked a number of leading women who are speaking at the upcoming She Leads conference what they’d like younger women to know about navigating the career in front of them. Below, Helen Conway shares her personal leadership story, and why all leaders […]

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Carmel McGregor

Carmel McGregor: What young women should know about navigating a career
4 September 2014

This article was first published on Women’s Agenda on May 1 2014. We asked a number of leading women who are speaking at the upcoming She Leads conference what they’d like younger women to know about navigating the career in front of them. Below, Carmel McGregor shares her advice, following a long career in the public […]

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She Leads the way for Canberra women
4 September 2014

This article was first published on HerCanberra on March 26, 2014 We all endeavour to kick start a new year with fresh ambitions; to progress further in our career, ask for that well-earned pay rise or simply put our hand up for more responsibility. But before you know it January has turned into February, February […]

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She Speaks! She Leads! She Can!
4 September 2014

This article was first published on HerCanberra on March 26, 2014 If you’re the kind of woman who exudes confidence, drive and ambition, there’s a fair chance the B-word has been thrown your way a few times.  Yes, I’m talking about that B-word that powerful women want to ban because it undermines a woman’s ability […]

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She Leads Conference: A day of learning, collaborating, and leading
4 September 2014

On Tuesday 13 May more than 170 women converged on Hotel Realm for the inaugural She Leads Conference. The Conference complemented the YWCA of Canberra’s She Leads Diploma of Management program, and pulled together a diverse and inspiring line-up of women leaders from numerous industries to empower and motivate delegates. The morning kicked off with […]

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