Blog: Women’s leadership

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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Innovation in Housing Typology
13 June 2019

This week YWCA Canberra’s CEO, Frances Crimmins participated in the Property Council ACT’s event, “Innovation in Housing Typology”. The event focused on affordable housing in the ACT and new models to ensure all Canberrans have an appropriate, affordable and safe place to call home. The below article is an excerpt from Frances’ presentation, which followed […]

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What comes after #MyMum – Preventing homelessness amongst Australia’s older women
15 May 2019

You’d have to be a neophyte in the ways of social media and online news to have avoided the hashtag #MyMum over the last week. Sparked by a comments made by the Opposition Leader Bill Shorten in relation to his late mother and the intellectual pursuits she delayed in order to singlehandedly raise her young family, #MyMum spontaneously galvanised users who paid tribute to their mothers and grandmothers who […]

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Together, We Can – International Women’s Day Mural Street Art Project
14 May 2019

In celebration of International Women’s Day this year, YWCA Canberra had the opportunity to work with Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS), Lanyon High students, local talented artists Bohie Palecek, Faith Kerehona and young trailblazing community leaders, Dhani Gilbert and Caitlin Figueiredo, to create two separate murals located on the Centre Point building in Garema […]

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Continue to lead and take others with us on the journey: Thoughts on the 2018 She Leads Conference
12 September 2018

After our 2018 She Leads Conference, we asked a select group of women the question of how attending the event has enriched their lives. Over the next couple of weeks, we will be sharing their answers and insights with you. This week’s post comes from Teresa McKinnon.  When advised that I was a recipient of a YWCA […]

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Welcome, feminists of Canberra, to the meeting of minds that was the YWCA She Leads Conference 2018.
30 August 2018

After our 2018 She Leads Conference, we asked a select group of women the question of how attending the event has enriched their lives. Over the next couple of weeks, we will be sharing their answers and insights with you. This week’s post comes from Kris Tay. “I don’t know that I believe in intersectionality” said a […]

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From the 2018 She Leads Conference: Just do it. Just be you and reach for your goals.
30 August 2018

After our 2018 She Leads Conference, we asked a select group of women the question of how attending the event has enriched their lives. Over the next couple of weeks, we will be sharing their answers and insights with you. This week’s post comes from Kartika Medcraft. As a proud Pakana Aboriginal woman, registered carer […]

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She Leads 2018: Reigniting the revolution  
13 August 2018

This article was originally published by HerCanberra. There is nothing more powerful than a room full of women who have got each other’s backs. Last week, the annual YWCA Canberra She Leads conference brought together some of Australia’s most intelligent, insightful, generous and funny women for a day of learning and sharing how we can […]

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Rising up! She Leads 2018 Conference showcases how we grow by lifting each other
8 August 2018

The 2018 She Leads Conference was held at the Rex Hotel on 1 August and showcased a diverse range of women’s stories, often against adversity and discrimination, and how they have used their position to encourage and lift women around them. Throughout a full day of speakers and workshops, we explored the theme of Rise […]

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