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Erin-Claire Barrow

Staff Snapshot: Erin-Claire Barrow
2 October 2014

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 Erin-Claire Barrow, Youth Engagement Officer.  Can you tell us a bit about […]

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Celebrating our new brand
11 September 2014

On Monday 8 September, YWCA Canberra members, Board Directors, staff and friends gathered at the Canberra Museum and Gallery to celebrate the launch of our new brand. YWCA Canberra has been a leading women’s organisation for 85 years, and has provided numerous integral services to the Canberra community in that time. Our new brand builds […]

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YWCA Canberra wins award for Youth Literacy program
5 September 2014

YWCA Canberra’s Youth Literacy program was recognised for its success in outcomes, and impact on the community with a 2014 Community Sector Partnership award from ACTCOSS. The Lanyon Youth Literacy Program has run for three successful years. The original project was a pilot program run in 2012 in partnership with YWCA Canberra’s Mura Lanyon Youth […]

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Khadija Gbla

Why we need to support young migrant women to become leaders
4 September 2014

We asked a number of leading women who are speaking at the upcoming She Leads conference what advice they would give to aspiring women leaders. Below, Zoya Patel shares insights into her conversation with equality advocate, Khadija Glba. Khadija Gbla does not think she was born a leader. Rather, it was an accidental journey that […]

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Helen Conway

What I know about leadership
4 September 2014

This article was first published on Women’s Agenda on May 7, 2014. We asked a number of leading women who are speaking at the upcoming She Leads conference what they’d like younger women to know about navigating the career in front of them. Below, Helen Conway shares her personal leadership story, and why all leaders […]

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Carmel McGregor

Carmel McGregor: What young women should know about navigating a career
4 September 2014

This article was first published on Women’s Agenda on May 1 2014. We asked a number of leading women who are speaking at the upcoming She Leads conference what they’d like younger women to know about navigating the career in front of them. Below, Carmel McGregor shares her advice, following a long career in the public […]

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She Leads the way for Canberra women
4 September 2014

This article was first published on HerCanberra on March 26, 2014 We all endeavour to kick start a new year with fresh ambitions; to progress further in our career, ask for that well-earned pay rise or simply put our hand up for more responsibility. But before you know it January has turned into February, February […]

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She Speaks! She Leads! She Can!
4 September 2014

This article was first published on HerCanberra on March 26, 2014 If you’re the kind of woman who exudes confidence, drive and ambition, there’s a fair chance the B-word has been thrown your way a few times.  Yes, I’m talking about that B-word that powerful women want to ban because it undermines a woman’s ability […]

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She Leads Conference 2014 - panellists

She Leads Conference: A day of learning, collaborating, and leading
4 September 2014

On Tuesday 13 May more than 170 women converged on Hotel Realm for the inaugural She Leads Conference. The Conference complemented the YWCA of Canberra’s She Leads Diploma of Management program, and pulled together a diverse and inspiring line-up of women leaders from numerous industries to empower and motivate delegates. The morning kicked off with […]

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AIDS 2014 delegates

Why the face of the AIDS pandemic is now female
4 September 2014

This article was first published on Women’s Agenda on July 24, 2014. On Monday, the first official day of the International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Dr Lydia Mungherera from Uganda said, ‘I think the face of the pandemic is a female face.’ Increasingly, this is becoming more evident. Rates of HIV are growing […]

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