Blog: professional development

Carly Findlay

Carly Findlay: writer, speaker, appearance activist
19 April 2016

The 2016 She Leads Conference will be held on Tuesday 17 May at QT Canberra, with She Leads masterclasses to be held on Monday 16 May. Tickets and program details are now available at 2016.sheleads.org.au. Open to all, the She Leads Conference brings women from a range of sectors, at all stages of their leadership journeys, […]

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Why women need to toot each others’ horns
10 February 2016

The following speech was delivered by YWCA Canberra Leadership Programs Manager, Clare Conroy, at the She Leads Diploma (April 2015 intake) graduation event. I’d first like to take a moment to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land that we’re celebrating on today, and to recognise the contribution that Indigenous people, and in particular, Indigenous […]

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Making choices for me
18 June 2015

Keah Woodgate delivered this speech on Tuesday 16 June 2015 as part of the She Leads Diploma of Management graduating class. I decided to take the Diploma of Management in 2014, when I attended YWCA Canberra’s She Leads Conference. I went by myself (one of the first solo life-changing decisions I’ve made in the past […]

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Diploma graduate is paying it forward
17 June 2015

Melissa Page delivered this speech on Tuesday 16 June 2015 as part of the She Leads Diploma of Management graduating class. After travelling and living overseas and working most of my 20s and early 30s, meeting my husband and having a baby in my late 30s, I decided at the young age of 40, it […]

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Working For Purpose
20 March 2015

The following is an abridged version of a speech given by Caterina to the Women in Information and Communication Breakfast Series in Canberra last week. I have to start by letting you all know that I’m not presenting to you on my own today. I am actually joined by ‘Blue’ who is all of 20-and-a-half-weeks […]

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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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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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Nikki Wright - Board Trainee

What I learnt as a YWCA Canberra Board Trainee
4 December 2014

At our Annual General Meeting in October, our outgoing Board Trainees spoke about their experiences of the program, and what they have learned. We are sharing their insights here, for you to get a firsthand account of how our Board Traineeships work, and what you can get out of them. Here, Nikki Wright shares the highlights […]

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Diana Tjoeng - Board Trainee

My experience as a YWCA Canberra Board Trainee
2 December 2014

At our Annual General Meeting in October, our outgoing Board Trainees spoke about their experiences of the program, and what they have learned. We are sharing their insights here, for you to get a firsthand account of how our Board Traineeships work, and what you can get out of them. First, we hear from Diana […]

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