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Our take on the ACT Budget 2019-2020
15 August 2019

June 4 was ACT Budget day and YWCA Canberra joined other community groups to hear firsthand what was in the budget for the Canberra community and women. As with previous Budgets, we were reminded that local economic growth continues to be strong and Canberra remains a desirable destination for domestic and international migration. For many, […]

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Be part of the Story: Our Canberra Women’s Survey
15 August 2019

The stories of women are an important gauge of a community’s wellbeing. While Canberra is an affluent city on the surface, real and often unseen hardship exists. Women’s economic independence, capacity for recreation and their hopes and fears tell a valuable story about the wellbeing of our city and community. To mark our 90th anniversary and […]

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Celebrating NAIDOC Week – Louise Taylor in Conversation
15 August 2019

In this NAIDOC Week edition of YAction, we are celebrating the incredible careers of some Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and reflecting on their expertise and contributions to their field and their community. Our second She Leads In-Conversation event for 2019 featured Kamilaroi woman and ACT Magistrate, Louise Taylor, who was joined in conversation […]

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How Rentwell is helping to home members of our community
15 August 2019

As was noted with the release of the ACT 2019-2020 Budget, people living in Canberra today generally have more wealth and opportunities than ever before, and our economy remains the fastest growing in Australia. We’re regarded as a capital of prosperity and equality. Why then, do we have a growing number of people experiencing homelessness […]

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World YWCA Council Update
15 August 2019

From the 17th to 22nd of November, the 29th World YWCA Council will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa. The theme chosen for the 29th World Council is ‘Young Women Transforming Power Structures for Gender Equality’. This theme is rooted in our bold and transformative Goal 2035 which was adopted by the delegates at the […]

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Our New Housing Support Service Opens Doors for Older Women
15 August 2019

On Thursday 8 August, YWCA Canberra launched Next Door, our new innovative housing support service for older women who are at risk of experiencing homelessness. Next Door is our new specialist women’s service that empowers older women to access and maintain affordable, appropriate and safe homes in the ACT. Next Door will provide a range […]

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Together We Thrive: 2019 She Leads Conference
14 August 2019

The 2019 She Leads Conference, held at the QT Canberra on Friday 2 August, showcased a diverse range of women role models, including female-identifying and non-binary people, at all stages of their leadership journeys, from a variety of fields. Throughout a full day of keynote speeches, panels and activities speakers, we explored the theme of Thrive, […]

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She Leads Diploma – Five Quick Questions with Sarah Bayes
25 July 2019

Sarah Bayes is the Manager of Scholarships and Prizes at the ANU, has than 10 years’ experience working in the higher education sector and is the mother of a two year old girl. Below Sarah reflects on her experience undertaking the She Leads Diploma of Leadership and Management, a nationally accredited qualification for women delivered […]

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Leadership with Zakia Patel
16 July 2019

Are you ready to Thrive? Our She Leads Conference delivers a fresh and innovative approach to women’s leadership development. It gives aspiring, developing and established women, female-identifying and non-binary leaders, the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and networks to amplify their leadership journey alongside their career. In this interview we talk to Zakia Patel, one […]

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She Leads Diploma – Five Quick Questions with Carina Zeccola
16 July 2019

Carina Zeccola is a proud local Canberran, YWCA Canberra member and former Director of the YWCA Canberra Board. She is the Managing Partner of Griffin Legal, a firm founded in Canberra 10 years ago where she provides legal and strategic advice to local and national businesses and not-for-profit organisations. Below Carina reflects on her experience […]

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