Blog: Leadership

The ACT is limping behind others when it comes to creating gender equality
15 August 2017

Originally published in The Canberra Times. – The release of the Human Rights Commission’s damning Change the Course: National Report on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at Australian Universities, 2017 confirms that sexual assault and sexual harassment are occurring at unacceptable rates at Australian universities.   The Australian Human Rights Centre at UNSW subsequently launched a complementary report […]

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5 quick questions with Sarah Burr
18 July 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, and networking. Our August In-Conversation event will be with Celeste Liddle and Sarah Burr, centering around the challenges faced by women and Aboriginal women alike, […]

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The Golden Rule: “Yes, and…” and other lessons from the She Leads & Lightbulb Improv Workshop
4 July 2017

On Tuesday 27 June, 20 women came together to learn how to apply improvisation techniques to their workplaces. Improv is about the ability to react, respond, and adapt quickly with confidence. The workshop, run as a part of the She Leads program in conjunction with local organisation Lightbulb Improv, taught attendees new leadership and management […]

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Education and Training at YWCA Canberra
27 June 2017

YWCA Canberra is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO National Number: 1373) that nurtures a culture of learning within the organisation and the broader community. Our Training Unit offers a diverse range of accredited and non-accredited courses, which can be accessed through fee-for-service, work-based traineeships and funded jobseeker services. The key areas of training that we provide […]

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The value of improvisation in leadership – Amy Crawford
8 June 2017

The June She Leads Workshop is presented by Lightbulb Improv, and is designed to explore how improvisation skills build confidence in presentation and performance in the workplace. The workshop will be run by Lou Maconachie and Amy Crawford, both of whom are co-founders of Lightbulb Improv, along with Merriden Varrall. We interviewed Amy Crawford ahead […]

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Partnerships that make a difference – National Australia Day Council
26 May 2017

At YWCA Canberra, we are fortunate to have built strong partnerships with organisations that support gender equality and women’s leadership. National Australia Day Council are a friend of the She Leads Conference 2017. We had a chat to Carolyn Ludovici, General Manager of Programs and Operations, to find out just what the Australia Day Council […]

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2017 She Leads Conference – 5 Quick Questions with Clementine Ford
22 May 2017

The 2017 She Leads Conference will be held on Thursday 1 June at QT Canberra, with the She Leads Cocktail and Networking function to be held the night before, on May 31. Tickets and program details are now available at 2017.sheleads.org.au. Open to all, the She Leads Conference brings women from a range of sectors, at all stages of their […]

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2017 She Leads Conference – 5 Quick Questions with Myfanwy Galloway
18 May 2017

The 2017 She Leads Conference will be held on Thursday 1 June at QT Canberra, with the She Leads Cocktail and Networking function to be held the night before, on May 31. Tickets and program details are now available at 2017.sheleads.org.au. Open to all, the She Leads Conference brings women from a range of sectors, at all stages of their […]

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Partnerships that make a difference – HAYS
17 May 2017

At YWCA Canberra, we are fortunate to have built strong partnerships with organisations that support gender equality and women’s leadership. HAYS are a Champion Partner for the She Leads Conference 2017. We had a chat to Ellie Fraser, Senior Recruitment Consultant at Hays, about her leadership journey through HAYS, the opportunities it has afforded her, and […]

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The continuing fight for equal rights with Dr Anne Summers AO at the May She Leads In-Conversation event
12 May 2017

Our She Leads In-Conversation events provide 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, book signing, and networking. On Wednesday 10 May, we featured Dr Anne Summers AO In-Conversation with Dr Skye Saunders, discussing the barriers women continue to face […]

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