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Heading to New York – the 59th Commission on the Status of Women
4 March 2015

In a very big tick to my bucket list, I will be attending the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the United Nations (UN) in New York from 6 to 21 March as part of the YWCA Australia delegation. The YWCA  Australia  delegation is part of a larger group […]

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She Leads Conference 2014 - plenary

Calling on all Australian employers to commit to gender equality
2 March 2015

Despite literally decades of equal pay and anti-sex discrimination legislation, how do we still arrive, in 2015, at a widening gender pay gap? And a plateauing of women in leadership roles in the workforce? To put this into context, legislation that has been enacted in Australia over more than the past 50 years includes: • […]

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Staff Snapshot – Catherine Rollinson
2 March 2015

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 Catherine Rollinson, Policy and Project Officer.  Can you tell us a bit […]

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Relearning how to Think Act Relate
23 February 2015

Through my participation in the She Leads Diploma of Management, I was fortunate to be selected to take part in Jude Burger’s Think Act Relate program. The program uses Q12 Maps which, based on principles of developmental psychology, unearth the root causes of patterns of behaviour and character traits. By presenting these through a series […]

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Jacqueline Jago

Meet a Member – Jacqueline Jago
10 February 2015

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 likeminded women. So, each month, we’ll feature an interview with a member, so you can get to know each other a little better. You in a […]

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Federal MP Gai Brodtmann speaking to She Leads Diploma students.

Time to stop talking, time for action
4 February 2015

This is the same phrase I hear amongst my peers, particularly my female ones… including myself! I had been thinking about my career pathway more and more since being on maternity leave and pondering my future… at the young age of 40. I had been putting a lot of other people and priorities ahead of […]

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Outstanding Educator – Amy Mann, Family Day Care
28 January 2015

In 2014, our wonderful Family Day Care Educator, LiXue (Amy) Mann was the recipient of the ACT Education and Care Gala Award for Excellence in Practice and Pedagogy for family day care. Amy has been an educator with YWCA Canberra since 2012, and with Belconnen Community Services prior to that since 2008. Here, she shares […]

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Every Girl Human Rights Tree

Empowering young women – Every Girl
20 January 2015

What does it mean to be a good citizen? What are our human rights, and what do they look like? How do we know when we have respect in a relationship? What power do we have to make a difference to our community, or our world? These are just some of the questions that we […]

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Peter Emojong - Energy Efficiency Officer

Staff Snapshot – Peter Emojong
9 January 2015

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 Peter Emojong, Energy and Efficiency Officer.  Can you tell us a bit […]

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‘Relationship Things’ a partner in preventing gendered violence
5 January 2015

In December 2014, YWCA Canberra was thrilled when Relationship Things received a prestigious Partners In Prevention Community Award from the ACT Office for Women. The annual awards recognise best practice strategies and activities that create awareness of gendered violence in order to prevent violence and sexual assault against women and children in the ACT. Relationship […]

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