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Staff Snapshot – Lee Newlyn
30 March 2017

At YWCA Canberra, we’re really proud of the vibrancy and diversity of our staff team. We’ll be bringing you regular staff snapshots so you can meet our team and find out a bit more about the people behind our programs and services. Today, meet Lee Newlyn. Tell us about your role at YWCA Canberra?  My role […]

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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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That’s a RAP!
15 December 2016

On Thursday 8 December, YWCA Canberra launched its Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) at a lunchtime event at our Mura Lanyon Youth and Community Centre. At YWCA Canberra, we strive to be a community leader in reconciliation by continuously building on our commitment to closing the gaps between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and […]

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YWCA Canberra Board Traineeships: Demystifying the Board experience
17 October 2016

YWCA Canberra is committed to fostering the growth and development of young women leaders. Each year, we offer a 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.  Here, we speak to Marni Pilgrim, who has […]

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Start making it! Meet FASHFEST’s Director of Fashion, Mieka Vigilante
19 September 2016

Mieka Vigilante is a Director of Fashion for FASHFEST – what she calls, “the business of dreams”. FASHFEST, a Canberra-based fashion show now in its fourth year, aims to cultivate modern, emerging fashion, design and creative talent. FASHFEST has a focus on encouraging participation from young people, either as fashion students starting out, or as volunteers wanting to […]

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Dr Do Little, Dance Lessons and Disaster Chef in the July School holidays
3 August 2016

The July school holidays were packed with exciting opportunities for children who attended our four programs at Majura, Turner, Kingsford Smith and St. Benedict’s Primary Schools. During the first week, children watched as tiny eggs arrived in an incubator, slowly hatched, and little chicks began exploring their new environment, as part of a hatching program. The children learned about […]

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Meet a member: Maddie Barclay
17 June 2016

This article is part of our member profile series. Our members tell us that one of the things they really 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. Today, meet Maddie Barclay. […]

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Staff Snapshot: Katherine Higgins
31 May 2016

At YWCA Canberra, we’re really proud of the vibrancy and diversity of our staff team. We’ll be bringing you regular staff snapshots so you can meet our team and find out a bit more about the people behind our programs and services. Today, meet Katherine, the new manager of YWCA Canberra’s Mura Lanyon Youth and Community Centre.  […]

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Jane Caro to MC 2016 She Leads Conference
3 March 2016

The 2016 She Leads Conference will be held on Tuesday 17 May at QT Canberra, with She Leads masterclasses to be held on Monday 16 May. Tickets and program details are now available at 2016.sheleads.org.au. We are excited to announce author, journalist and social commentator, Jane Caro, will MC the 2016 She Leads Conference to […]

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Hand drawing Bright Lights graphic

Design, font & finding your feet in a new industry
28 January 2016

I spoke to Leah Falcocchio, the highly talented artist responsible for our Frugal Feast campaign artwork on design, her love of font and finding your feet in a new industry.                                           How long have you been […]

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