Blog: Leadership

Partnerships that make a difference – Rowdy Digital
10 July 2018

At YWCA Canberra, we are fortunate to have built strong partnerships with organisations that support gender equality and women’s leadership. Rowdy Digital are a friend of the 2018 She Leads Conference, and we had a chat to co-founder Llewella Jago to find out just what Rowdy Digital do and why our partnership is so special. What […]

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Jamila Rizvi on the challenge of leaning back as a high achiever
27 June 2018

This article was originally published on Women’s Agenda. Jamila Rizvi is the quintessential high achiever. The writer and public commentator was recently announced as the editor-at-large of Nine’s new subscription women’s platform, Future Women. Rizvi also has a News Limited column, is a bestselling author, and runs an event series, Tea with Jam and Clare, […]

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How a clear sense of self can trump career planning
12 June 2018

This article was originally published on Women’s Agenda. Natalie Walker has been the inaugural CEO of two start-up businesses, both with massive agendas, and was appointed to board and executive roles early in her career. Below she shares some excellent insights into what she’s learnt about leadership, career planning and instincts.  Natalie is speaking at the […]

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Supporting women in engineering and technology with the Natasha Linard Scholarship – Meet Emily Rose Rees
18 May 2018

The Natasha Linard Scholarship for Women in Engineering & Technology supports female ANU undergraduate students to build leadership skills in technology, business and community areas, and to develop a mentoring relationship with prominent professionals in the private and public sectors. The award commemorates the life and work of Dr Natasha Linard, who was an outstanding […]

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Inspiring the next generation of trailblazers at the 2018 She Leads College Conference
28 March 2018

On Thursday 22 March, we welcomed 80 young women from the ACT and Canberra region to the fourth She Leads College Conference, to uncover their inner trailblazer. The day was opened with a rousing Welcome to Country from Ngunnawal Elder Aunty Violet Sheridan. Aunty Violet encouraged the attendees to imagine themselves as future leaders. Aunty […]

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2018 She Leads College – 5 Quick Questions with Lavanya Kala
21 March 2018

The She Leads College Conference, taking place on Thursday 22 March, is a one-day event for girls in years 11 and 12, equipping participants with the practical skills and knowledge they need to become confident leaders. This year, we have an amazing line-up of inspiring young women who will discuss their pathways as trailblazers. Today, we chat […]

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2018 She Leads College – 5 Quick Questions with Laura Piscopo
12 March 2018

The She Leads College Conference, taking place on Thursday 22 March, is a one-day event for girls in years 11 and 12, equipping participants with the practical skills and knowledge they need to become confident leaders. This year, we have an amazing line-up of inspiring young women who will discuss their pathways as trailblazers. Today, we chat […]

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Accidentally On Purpose: My leadership journey
28 February 2018

At YWCA Canberra, we value diversity. That is why we launched Write for Us, an opportunity that provides our members and friends with a platform to discuss their experiences. Today, we are sharing an article written by Hannah Gissane, discussing her leadership journey as a young woman. Back in 2008, at the age of 19, […]

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2018 She Leads College – 5 Quick Questions with Hani Abdile
23 February 2018

The She Leads College Conference, taking place on Thursday 22 March, is a one-day event for girls in years 11 and 12, equipping participants with the practical skills and knowledge they need to become confident leaders. This year, we have an amazing line-up of inspiring young women who will discuss their pathways as trailblazers. Today, we chat […]

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Leadership, resilience and the progress of gender equality with Virginia Haussegger at the She Leads In-Conversation
24 November 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 22 November, we featured Virginia Haussegger AM and Jane Alver, and enjoyed a robust conversation about leadership, career progression, resilience, and […]

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