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harriet walker

The Frugal Feast – creative cooking on a budget with Harriet Walker
14 November 2014

This month, we’re raising funds for our Lanyon Food Hub through The Frugal Feast – a recipe book, and a week of fundraising activities that will engage the community and provide new and exciting ways for you to get involved and make a difference this festive season. Our week of activities runs from 17 – […]

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Avid supporters and political aficionados gather for Julia Gillard’s in conversation event in Canberra
12 November 2014

The first woman Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard, entered the National Portrait Gallery on Monday night to a standing ovation. The applause clamoured in the Gordon Darling Hall, with more than 300 guests excitedly waiting to hear first-hand about Ms Gillard’s experiences as Prime Minister, as detailed in her memoir, My Story. The event […]

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Mitch - Dark Carnival - The Frugal Feast

The Frugal Feast – Meet Mitch from Dark Carnival
12 November 2014

This month, we’re raising funds for our Lanyon Food Hub through The Frugal Feast – a recipe book, and a week of fundraising activities that will engage the community and provide new and exciting ways for you to get involved and make a difference this festive season. Our week of activities runs from 17 – […]

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Caterina Giorgi

The Frugal Feast – Meet Caterina Giorgi of For Purpose
12 November 2014

This month, we’re raising funds for our Lanyon Food Hub through The Frugal Feast – a recipe book, and a week of fundraising activities that will engage the community and provide new and exciting ways for you to get involved and make a difference this festive season. Our week of activities runs from 17 – […]

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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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Caitlin Sandercock - DAWN

Supporting those who make a difference – DAWN
23 October 2014

As part of this year’s Changemakers Festival, we’re hosting a special panel on Thursday 23 October featuring three of our Great Ydeas grant recipients for 2014, Women leading change: small grants, big impact.  Here, panelist and grant recipient Caitlin Sandercock writes about the process of creating the Development and Aid Workers Network, which seeks to provide information, support and advice […]

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Computer Clubhouse - Jack acknowldegment of Country

Computer Clubhouse launched!
20 October 2014

YWCA Canberra launched the ACT’s first Computer Clubhouse at a grand opening event on Friday 10 October. Along with a host of corporate, philanthropic, government and community partners, YWCA Canberra celebrated the landmark event with its young Clubhouse members, and their families. Media also took a keen interest, with ABC TV Canberra featuring the Clubhouse […]

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Heidi Zajac - Cooking Circles - Dili

Creating change through Cooking Circles in Timor-Leste
20 October 2014

As part of this year’s Changemakers Festival, we’re hosting a special panel on Thursday 23 October featuring three of our Great Ydeas grant recipients for 2014, Women leading change: small grants, big impact. Here, panelist and grant recipient Heidi Zajac writes about her recent trip to Timor-Leste as part of her Cooking Circles project, which aims to connect Australian and Timorese […]

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Hannah Wandel - Country to Canberra

Country to Canberra celebrates rural women
15 October 2014

October 15 is the International Day of Rural Women – a time for us to acknowledge the incredible contribution of women living and working in rural and regional communities to our society. Hannah Wandel is passionate about providing access for rural girls to leadership opportunities and mentors. She recieved a YWCA Canberra Great Ydeas grant […]

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Caterina Giorgi

It’s time to focus on professionals working in the ‘for purpose’ sector
14 October 2014

As part of this year’s Changemakers Festival, we’re hosting a special panel on Thursday 23 October featuring three of our Great Ydeas grant recipients for 2014, Women leading change: small grants, big impact. Here, panelist and grant recipient Caterina Giorgi writes about her project, For Purpose, which aims to that will develop and implement tailored professional development training to support women working […]

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