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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: 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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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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Zoya Patel

AIDS 2014 – Perspectives from a World YWCA delegate
4 September 2014

From 19 to 27 July, the 20th International AIDS Conference took place in Melbourne. The peak event for HIV/AIDS researchers, community health workers, activists and people living with HIV, the Conference drew 15,000 delegates to the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, for a packed week of panels, plenaries, workshops, exhibitions and cultural events. I was fortunate enough […]

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Clare Conroy

Meet a Member – Clare Conroy
4 September 2014

This article is the first in our new 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 likeminded women. So, each month, we’ll feature an interview with a member, so you can get to know each other a little better. […]

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Staff Snapshot – Leani Viljoen
4 September 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. First up, meet Leani Viljoen, our Manager of People and Capability! Can you […]

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A new chapter in our Reconciliation journey
4 September 2014

We are really excited to have launched our third Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) on Wednesday 13 August 2014, at our Lanyon Youth and Community Centre. A RAP is a tool designed by Reconciliation Australia to help organisations build positive relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the wider Australian community. Our RAP formalises […]

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Clubhouse Coordinator, Lach and a Clubhouse member working on some programming.

YWCA Canberra Computer Clubhouse Grand Opening
4 September 2014

After months of planning and building our Computer Clubhouse into an innovative and exciting out-of-school learning space, YWCA Canberra along with our wonderful partners, are ready to officially launch the Clubhouse with our Grand Opening on Friday 10 October! YWCA Canberra’s Computer Clubhouse is an innovative, creative, out-of-school learning space where young people from underserved […]

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