Blog: gender equality

Bridging the Digital Divide with Australia 21 and the YWCA Canberra Clubhouse
24 November 2017

On Monday 11 September, I attended and participated in the first ‘Making Our Future Work’ Workshop hosted by national think tank Australia 21 in conjunction with Young Australia 21.   The event   This workshop was the first of its kind and provided the chance to hear the voices of young Australians, like myself, aged 16-25 […]

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5 quick questions with Jane Alver
7 November 2017

The She Leads In-Conversation Series provides Canberrans with the opportunity to hear from women leaders from different backgrounds and industries in a conversational format, followed by a live Q&A session, networking, and canapes. Our November In-Conversation event will be with Virginia Haussegger AM and Jane Alver, discussing gender equality and equity as it relates to […]

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Building the case for change
7 November 2017

YWCA Canberra recently partnered with the Office for Women to deliver an inaugural Gender Equality Forum. Stemming from the mutual objective of reinvigorating efforts to progress gender equality, the event drew together leaders from ACT Government Directorates, the for purpose sector, and the private sector to make the case for change. The forum kicked off […]

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Highlights from the #GirlsTakeOver Program
26 October 2017

On Wednesday 18 October, nineteen young women made history by taking over the Australian Federal Parliament under Plan International’s #GirlsTakeover program. The program was  organised by fellow YWCA Canberra member Ashleigh Streeter and myself, and provided young women the opportunity to step into the shoes of our nation’s top leaders for the day, and demonstrate […]

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Women’s interests are in the public interest: Why we need transparent gendered budget analysis and policy
23 October 2017

The ACT Government has called for pre-budget submissions to influence their budget allocations. You might recall in the last budget round, YWCA Canberra was alarmed by the lack of gendered analysis and funding allocated to the women’s plan. This time we will be calling for the ACT Government to fulfil its commitment to a Triple […]

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2017 International Day of Rural Women 2017 with Hannah Wandel
15 October 2017

Here at YWCA Canberra, all women are important to us. That’s why we are very excited to celebrate the International Day of Rural Women 2017 on Sunday 15 October! This international day recognises the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating […]

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Five reasons we’re excited for She Leads High
27 September 2017

The inaugural She Leads High Conference is a one-day leadership event for young women, including female identifying and non-binary people, in years 9 and 10. The event will take place at the University of Canberra’s Ann Harding Conference Centre on 28 November 2017. As the date for She Leads High edges closer and anticipation in […]

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Frances Crimmins’ keynote address – 2017 Australian Leadership Excellence Awards
1 September 2017

The Australian Leadership Excellence Awards celebrate the contributions and achievements of outstanding leaders and managers on a national scale. They bring together individuals whose vision, skill and integrity distinguish them from the crowd and inspire others to succeed. On Thursday 31st August, YWCA Canberra Executive Director, Frances Crimmins, delivered a keynote address at the 2017 […]

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Board Governance – Our Board Directors discuss the importance of effective leadership and skills
25 August 2017

In this Q&A, we talk to the She Leads Workshop facilitators of Board Governance, to understand the importance of effective board governance. In our upcoming She Leads Workshop – Board Governance, attendees will gain practical skills to prepare for taking on board directorships. This workshop is aimed at providing participants with a practical overview of […]

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Meet our Board Directors: Kate Chipperfield
24 August 2017

At YWCA Canberra, we’re proud to have such a diverse range of intelligent and impressive women on our Board. Here, you can get to know each of them a little better, and learn about their experiences on the Board, the skills they have gained and the expertise they bring to the table. Today, meet Kate […]

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