Blog: Events

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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Winyu House Opening Ceremony
25 May 2015

YWCA Canberra board members and senior staff were pleased to be invited recently to the Opening Ceremony for Winyu House in Gungahlin. Winyu House is the newest ACT Government office building, providing the first ever Access Canberra Service Centre, a one stop shop for anyone needing to access government services. The building will also house […]

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She Leads 2015 : 5 quick questions with Hala Batainah
11 May 2015

In the lead up to this year’s She Leads Conference, taking place on Tuesday 19 May at Hotel Realm, we’ll be giving you the chance to get to know our speakers. Today, meet Hala Batainah. Hala is Microsoft’s Federal Director and Canberra Branch Manager, a responsibility she took up in 2010. She has held a […]

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Kate Lundy inspires at Round The World Breakfast
7 May 2015

On Tuesday 21 April, we were excited to host our annual Round the World Breakfast to celebrate World YWCA Day, at The Lobby Restaurant in Parkes. World YWCA Day is recognised every year across 120 countries. The Round the World Breakfast provides an opportunity for YWCAs to come together to honour the contributions of women […]

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Young Vagabond is Smashing Gender Stereotypes
1 May 2015

In the lead up to inaugural She Leads College Conference, taking place Tuesday 5 May at University of Canberra, we’ll be giving you the chance to get to know our speakers. Meet Haylee Collins, who is the co-founder, creative director and editor of Young Vagabond. Check out her blog below about how Young Vagabond is […]

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Frugal Feast wrap up

A phenomenal response to The Frugal Feast
23 December 2014

The past several weeks have been amazing – we can not believe the response we’ve had to our Frugal Feast fundraising appeal, and to be honest, we’re still reeling from it! When we were developing the campaign for The Frugal Feast, we were really thinking about what it must be like to weather the festive […]

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2014: a year to remember
17 December 2014

I would like to thank and acknowledge the enthusiasm, support and dedication of my colleagues, and the work of our 300 staff. Our organisation is not only a significant employer in the Territory, but also a contributor to the economic, cultural and social wellbeing of our community. Our 2013-2014 Annual Report highlights the many achievements […]

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Country to Canberra winners

Country to Canberra – what young rural women think of gender equality
9 December 2014

Great Ydeas grant recipient, Hannah Wandel, launched her Country to Canberra project earlier this year, to great success. Last week, the winners of the Country to Canberra essay competition came to Canberra to meet distinguished women leaders, and take a special tour of Parliament House. We’ll be sharing more details of that exciting event soon, […]

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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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