Blog: Women’s leadership

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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Meet a member – Rebecca Vassarotti
14 November 2017

This article is part of our member profile series. Our members tell us that one of the things they love about being part of our community is getting to know like-minded women. So, each month, we’ll feature an interview with a member, so you can get to know each other a little better. Today, meet Rebecca Vassarotti. You […]

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Building the case for change
7 November 2017

YWCA Canberra recently partnered with the Office for Women to deliver an inaugural Gender Equality Forum. Stemming from the mutual objective of reinvigorating efforts to progress gender equality, the event drew together leaders from ACT Government Directorates, the for purpose sector, and the private sector to make the case for change. The forum kicked off […]

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Master your negotiation skills with Vanessa Vanderhoek
26 October 2017

In this interview, we talk with Vanessa Vanderhoek, the She Leads Workshop facilitator for Negotiation Skills, to learn key aspects of mastering the art of negotiation, and discover what other practical advice we can expect to learn on the night.   Vanessa Vanderhoek is the founder of Flexible Working Day, a Founding Director of Career […]

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2017 International Day of Rural Women 2017 with Hannah Wandel
15 October 2017

Here at YWCA Canberra, all women are important to us. That’s why we are very excited to celebrate the International Day of Rural Women 2017 on Sunday 15 October! This international day recognises the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating […]

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How to be an effective board director and other lessons from the She Leads Board Governance Workshop
5 September 2017

On Tuesday 29 August, She Leads hosted 30 women for our Board Governance Workshop, facilitated by YWCA Canberra board directors, Caitlin Sandercock and Carina Zeccola. The Board Governance Workshop taught practical skills required by board directors. On top of this, it gave an overview of boards and aimed to provide the women who attended with […]

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Meet our Board Directors: Julia Burns
8 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 Julia […]

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Meet our Board Directors: Hannah Wandel
2 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 Hannah […]

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Young Women Speak Out – creating positive change
25 July 2017

Young Women Speak Out (YWSO) is a two day advocacy training and campaign workshop for 16 -17 year old local young women, preparing participants to run a collective campaign strategy with other young Canberra women. This terrific initiative came about with the support of a YWCA Canberra Great Ydeas grant, and will commence later this […]

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My time as a YWCA Canberra Board Trainee – Caitlin Figueiredo
13 July 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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