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Meet a Candidate: Candice Burch
28 June 2016

With elections looming at both the territory and federal levels, we were interested to meet the women candidates standing for election for the ACT Legislative Assembly, to learn a bit more about them and their priorities for the community. This week, meet Candice Burch, Liberal Candidate for Kurrajong Tell us a bit about yourself. I moved to […]

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My Tech Freeze – Hala Batainah, Federal Director at Microsoft and YWCA Canberra Clubhouse Ambassador
27 June 2016

Hala Batainah is the Federal Director at Microsoft, and a passionate ambassador for the YWCA Canberra Clubhouse. To support the Tech Freeze Appeal, the self-confessed technology devotee relinquished tech for weekend. Here, she shares what she learned. It’s not too late to sponsor Hala – head to her EveryDay Hero page to donate, with all funds raised going directly to the […]

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Meet a Candidate: Rebecca Vassarotti
22 June 2016

With elections looming at both the territory and federal levels, we were interested to meet the women candidates standing for election for the ACT Legislative Assembly, to learn a bit more about them and their priorities for the community. This week, meet Rebecca Vassarotti, Greens Candidate for Kurrajong.  Tell us a bit about yourself. I am […]

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Meet a member: Maddie Barclay
17 June 2016

This article is part of our member profile series. Our members tell us that one of the things they really 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 Maddie Barclay. […]

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A weekend with the family.. and without technology!
15 June 2016

This year, our winter appeal is raising money for the YWCA Clubhouse, a free learning space for young people in Tuggeranong to learn and build their confidence through technology.  Supporters can fundraise by taking on the Tech Freeze Challenge – relinquishing technology for a weekend and seeking sponsorship from friends and family for doing so. […]

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Why we need women’s leadership programs
7 June 2016

Did you know that at the current rate of change, we will have to wait until 2050 to see some broad form of gender equality in Australia? Leadership is just one site of gender inequality where we’re not seeing change come fast enough. Women are hugely underrepresented in formal leadership positions worldwide. Here are some of […]

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Meet a candidate: Rachel Stephen-Smith
7 June 2016

With elections looming at both the territory and federal levels, we were interested to meet the women candidates standing for election for the ACT Legislative Assembly, to learn a bit more about them and their priorities for the community. This week, meet Rachel Stephen-Smith, Labor Party Candidate for Kurrajong.  Tell us a bit about yourself. I grew […]

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Strategic and Business Planning Bootcamp: What’s it all about?
6 June 2016

On Friday 8 July, For Purpose will hold a Strategic and Business Planning Bootcamp for not-for-profit professionals here at YWCA Canberra. We caught up with Tim Arnold, facilitator and business coach, to find out what it’s all about, and why you should attend. Tell us a bit about yourself. I’m a career administrator in the sports […]

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Celebrating one year at Winyu Early Childhood Service
30 May 2016

Despite some rain and a chilly morning fog on Saturday, our team of educators met at the Winyu Early Childhood Service in Gungahlin bright and early. We gathered to prepare for our very first birthday event, celebrating our newest service turning one. In between hanging pieces of artwork and photos in our gallery, the significance of […]

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2016 She Leads Conference: Tales of transformation and leadership
25 May 2016

YWCA Canberra’s She Leads program is designed to give women practical skills and tools to explore and develop their leadership potential. Through the program, we aim to support women’s leadership with the overarching goal of achieving gender equality. A highlight of the program is the annual She Leads Conference – held this year on 17 […]

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