Blog: women leaders

She Leads Diploma – Five Quick Questions with Sarah Bayes
25 July 2019

Sarah Bayes is the Manager of Scholarships and Prizes at the ANU, has than 10 years’ experience working in the higher education sector and is the mother of a two year old girl. Below Sarah reflects on her experience undertaking the She Leads Diploma of Leadership and Management, a nationally accredited qualification for women delivered […]

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She Leads Diploma – Five Quick Questions with Carina Zeccola
16 July 2019

Carina Zeccola is a proud local Canberran, YWCA Canberra member and former Director of the YWCA Canberra Board. She is the Managing Partner of Griffin Legal, a firm founded in Canberra 10 years ago where she provides legal and strategic advice to local and national businesses and not-for-profit organisations. Below Carina reflects on her experience […]

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The prevalence of sexual harassment in Australian workplaces – Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins
20 September 2018

“Many people tell me to be patient, that change takes time and the next generation of Australia’s workforce will not tolerate sexual harassment” was how Australia’s Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins opened her address at the National Press Club on 12 September. Launching the Human Rights Commission’s fourth national survey on sexual harassment in Australia’s […]

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Partnerships that make a difference – Hesta
31 July 2018

At YWCA Canberra, we are fortunate to have built strong partnerships with organisations that support gender equality and women’s leadership. HESTA are the She Leads Program Partner for 2018, and we had a chat to Sharon Bruzga to find out just what HESTA do and why our partnership is so special. What does HESTA do? We’re […]

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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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Girls on Bikes – A Great Ydea
19 March 2018

Great Ydeas is YWCA Canberra’s small grants program, providing up to $2,000 to women to help kickstart a great idea for a business, community development project, or to support professional development or education and training opportunities. Applications for the 2018 Great Ydeas program are open until 6 April, and in the lead up to announcing this year’s […]

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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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Meet our Board Directors: Janine Yokom
15 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 Janine […]

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My time as a YWCA Canberra Board Trainee – Sophie Fisher
22 June 2017

YWCA Canberra is committed to fostering the growth and development of young women leaders. Each year, our Board of Directors conducts the Board Traineeship Program, which provides women with the opportunity to gain experience in governance, finance and strategic management without the legal and financial responsibilities of being a Board Director.  We caught up with […]

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Reflections from the Commission on the Status of Women 2017
22 March 2017

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. A functional commission of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), it was established by Council resolution 11(II) of 21 June 1946. The CSW is instrumental in promoting women’s […]

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