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Is it time to talk Social Impact Investing in housing affordability?
29 March 2021

As hundreds of thousands of families wait for social and public housing nationally and many more are in private rental stress, it is unwelcome news that housing affordability is worsening. As the levers and motivation of government to intervene in the affordability dynamic diminish, there is urgency to look towards alternative models of lifting housing […]

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The power of the hashtags and the impact of digital activism
29 March 2021

You might have come across hashtag campaigns on Twitter. They have been used in charity campaigns such as the #ALSIceBucketChallenge, by mass civil rights movement such as #BlackLivesMatter, and even in our work such as our #Towards2024 election platform. Hashtags hold the power to amplify voices, galvanise communities, boost readership and rally for real systemic […]

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Let’s talk superannuation and financial literacy with Katherine Spitzkowsky
29 March 2021

Katherine Spitzkowsky is a financial advisor and committee member of Women in Super. She participated in our International Women’s Day panel and agreed to be interviewed as part of our YAction interview series. You can listen to the panel conversation from our International Women’s Day event which features Katherine, Helen Dalley-Fisher and Kat Reed at […]

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#March4Justice – More of the same or a real tipping point?
29 March 2021

As long-time observers and participants of women’s political advocacy and outrage, many of us have seen expressions like ‘momentous’ or ‘tipping point’ used to characterise a moment that we believed would be the impetus required to change the course of women’s lives for the better. These labels have often followed events that fall on either […]

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Where can your great Ydeas take you with Ritu Clementi
22 March 2021

At YWCA Canberra, we care deeply about empowering women and giving a voice to passionate thinkers, dreamers and innovators within our community. We believe all girls and women have the potential to make our world a better place, so much so that we’re willing to back them through our 2021 Great Ydeas small grants program! […]

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Where can your great Ydea take you with Jazmeen Payne
19 March 2021

At YWCA Canberra, we care deeply about empowering women and giving a voice to passionate thinkers, dreamers and innovators within our community. We believe all girls and women have the potential to make our world a better place, so much so that we’re willing to back them through our 2021 Great Ydeas small grants program!  Joining us […]

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Leadership for a change with Dr Clara Soo and Isabel Mudford
17 March 2021

She Leads In-Conversation events connect Canberrans with inspiring and diverse leaders, sharing their leadership journey, insights and advice for emerging leaders.   Dr Clara Tuck Meng Soo is a GP whose practice is grounded in her values. She has a 30+ year history of providing accessible healthcare to some of the most marginalised communities in Canberra, including those in the […]

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Training our next educators for our next generation
17 March 2021

In July 2020, YWCA Canberra launched Educate, Inspire, Excel, an innovative new program to train people to work in Canberra’s early childhood education and care sector. Nearly nine months in, we are proud to have helped 28 people to begin traineeships in the early childhood education and care sector, and are working with another 27 […]

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Christine’s Educate, Inspire, Excel journey
16 March 2021

With the Educate, Inspire, Excel (EIE) program passing the six-month mark, we wanted to highlight and celebrate some of our incredible early childhood education and care trainees. This is Christine’s story. In early 2020, Christine was working as a mental health carer for a woman with complex mental health issues. She had been starting to […]

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Katarina’s Educate, Inspire, Excel journey
16 March 2021

With the Educate, Inspire, Excel (EIE) program passing the six month mark, we wanted to highlight and celebrate some of our incredible early childhood education and care trainees. This is Katarina’s story. Although 2020 was difficult for us all, Katarina faced a more difficult situation than many. Having only just moved to Canberra on a […]

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