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My time as a YWCA Canberra Board Trainee – Tara Willoughby
29 June 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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Education and Training at YWCA Canberra
27 June 2017

YWCA Canberra is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO National Number: 1373) that nurtures a culture of learning within the organisation and the broader community. Our Training Unit offers a diverse range of accredited and non-accredited courses, which can be accessed through fee-for-service, work-based traineeships and funded jobseeker services. The key areas of training that we provide […]

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My time as a YWCA Canberra Board Trainee – Sophie Fisher
22 June 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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Executive Director Frances Crimmins on the ACT Budget
21 June 2017

The ACT Government recently handed down the 2017-2018 budget, and we have undertaken an analysis of what the implications are for local women, girls, and their families. If you read the headlines, it’s clear what the Government has prioritised this year. It’s the tale of the ACT’s growing population, with an urgent need to meet […]

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Meet a Member – Penny Mallinson
20 June 2017

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. So, each month, we’ll feature an interview with a member, so you can get to know each other a little better. Today, meet Penny Mallinson.   […]

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The value of improvisation in leadership – Amy Crawford
8 June 2017

The June She Leads Workshop is presented by Lightbulb Improv, and is designed to explore how improvisation skills build confidence in presentation and performance in the workplace. The workshop will be run by Lou Maconachie and Amy Crawford, both of whom are co-founders of Lightbulb Improv, along with Merriden Varrall. We interviewed Amy Crawford ahead […]

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Staff Snapshot – Lydia Randall
6 June 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 Lydia Randall. Tell us about your role at YWCA Canberra. I’m Executive […]

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Challenging the status quo on women’s leadership at the 2017 She Leads Conference
5 June 2017

The 2017 She Leads Conference, held on 1 June at QT Canberra, brought women from a range of sectors and at all stages of their leadership journeys, together with some of Australia’s most inspiring women leaders. This year’s program explored the theme ‘Challenge’ – focusing on stories of overcoming personal and professional challenges and experiences […]

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Let’s Take the Next Steps – National Reconciliation Week 2017
29 May 2017

National Reconciliation Week is an important time for commemoration and inclusion in the Australian calendar. Running from 27 May to 3 June each year, these dates encapsulate important events in our nation’s history. Here, YWCA Canberra Board Director and Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Committee member, Sarah Burr explains these dates in more detail. Sorry Day  […]

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Partnerships that make a difference – National Australia Day Council
26 May 2017

At YWCA Canberra, we are fortunate to have built strong partnerships with organisations that support gender equality and women’s leadership. National Australia Day Council are a friend of the She Leads Conference 2017. We had a chat to Carolyn Ludovici, General Manager of Programs and Operations, to find out just what the Australia Day Council […]

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