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Great Ydeas – Where are they now with Fiona Hooten
12 March 2020

YWCA Canberra’s Great Ydeas Small Grants Program provides grants up to $2,500 to support women and girls in the ACT, including female-identifying people, and non-binary people, to pursue their passions and improve our community. Applications are now open for the 2020 YWCA Canberra Great Ydeas Small Grants. This year, we have a total of $13,000 in general and specialised grants […]

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2020 She Leads College Conference – Get to know Taylor Fitzgerald
11 March 2020

The She Leads College Conference taking place on Thursday 12 March, is a one-day event aimed at young-woman, non-binary and female students in years 11 and 12. It is designed to equip participants with the practical skills and knowledge they need to become confident leaders. Today, we chat with Taylor Fitzgerald, our ‘Moving from Dreaming to Achieving’ facilitator at the […]

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International Women’s Day: No place for sexism and harassment in 2020
6 March 2020

This International Women’s Day, we wanted to show our support for the women in our community by spotlighting the issue of sexism and sexual harassment in Canberra and the impacts it has on women’s lives.  According to our 2019 survey of Canberra women, Our Lives: Women in the ACT over 50 per cent of women in Canberra […]

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2020 She Leads College – Get to know Han Worsley
4 March 2020

The She Leads College Conference taking place on Thursday 12 March, is a one-day event aimed at young-woman, non-binary and female students in years 11 and 12. It is designed to equip participants with the practical skills and knowledge they need to become confident leaders. Today, we chat with Han Worsely, one of our keynote speakers at the upcoming […]

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What’s happening in Canberra on International Women’s Day?
2 March 2020

What’s happening in Canberra on International Women’s Day? It’s time to rally up the girls because International Women’s Day (IWD) is coming up Sunday 8 March, and we couldn’t be more excited! International Women’s Day is a time for us each to reflect on the progress made towards gender equality and express our deepest gratitude towards the women […]

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Meet a member – Penny Kyburz
28 February 2020

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. We will feature an interview with a member here on our blog so you can get to know each other a little better. Today, […]

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2020 She Leads College Conference – Get to know Gina Zheng
27 February 2020

The She Leads College Conference taking place on Thursday 12 March, is a one-day event aimed at young-woman, non-binary and female students in years 11 and 12. It is designed to equip participants with the practical skills and knowledge they need to become confident leaders. Today, we introduce Gina Zheng, one of our ‘moving from dreaming to achieving’ panellists for the upcoming She Leads College Conference. Gina is a […]

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World Council 2019 through the eyes of a young woman 
20 February 2020

Once every four years, YWCA members from all around the world gather together for the YWCA World Council meeting. Last year, the 29th World Council was held in Johannesburg, South Africa and surrounded the theme, “Young Women Transforming Power Structures for Gender Equality.”  Sophie Holloway was one of seven YWCA Canberra members to attend as part of the YWCA […]

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2020 She Leads College – Get to know Vanessa Turnbull Roberts
19 February 2020

The She Leads College Conference taking place on Thursday 12 March, is a one-day event aimed at young-woman, non-binary and female students in years 11 and 12. It is designed to equip participants with the practical skills and knowledge they need to become confident leaders. Today, we chat with Vanessa Turnbull Roberts, one of our panellists […]

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2020 She Leads College – Get to know Maddy Weeks 
12 February 2020

The She Leads College Conference taking place on Thursday 12 March, is a one-day event aimed at young-woman, non-binary and female students in years 11 and 12. It is designed to equip participants with the practical skills and knowledge they need to become confident leaders. Today, we chat to returning leading lady and She Leads MC, Maddy Weeks! Maddy is a local Canberra comedian who has […]

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