Blog: Events

Celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leads in the media
3 June 2020

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is almost over, but that does not mean that we have to stop celebrating our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities once the week is up. With so much creative content being produced by talented Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, we thought now would be a valuable time to share […]

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Queer emcee with female students at She Leads College Conference

Becoming Unstoppable at She Leads College Conference
26 March 2020

The 2020 She Leads College Conference was a one-day leadership event for young women, including female–identifying and non-binary people, in years 11 and 12. The event, held Thursday 12 March at the University of Canberra’s Ann Harding Conference Centre, engaged more than 120 young people to explore and discover their leadership identity and values, as well as reflect […]

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International Women’s Day: No place for sexism and harassment in 2020
6 March 2020

This International Women’s Day, we wanted to show our support for the women in our community by spotlighting the issue of sexism and sexual harassment in Canberra and the impacts it has on women’s lives.  According to our 2019 survey of Canberra women, Our Lives: Women in the ACT over 50 per cent of women in Canberra […]

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What’s happening in Canberra on International Women’s Day?
2 March 2020

What’s happening in Canberra on International Women’s Day? It’s time to rally up the girls because International Women’s Day (IWD) is coming up Sunday 8 March, and we couldn’t be more excited! International Women’s Day is a time for us each to reflect on the progress made towards gender equality and express our deepest gratitude towards the women […]

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2019 STOP Domestic Violence Conference
24 December 2019

YWCA Canberra’s Gender and Domestic Violence Specialist Dr Tulika Saxena attended the 2019 STOP Domestic Violence Conference on the Gold Coast in December 2019. About 370 participants from all over Australia, from government, community services sector and universities, as well as violence survivors, participated in the conference this year, with the aim to come together […]

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Five key takeaways from this year’s She Leads events
23 December 2019

The She Leads program is a leadership pathway for women, including female-identifying and non-binary people, who are looking to explore and develop their leadership potential. It’s been a massive year for She Leads, with over 850 girls, women and non-binary people coming along to hear from a wide and diverse range of innovative women and […]

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Reflections from World Council
23 December 2019

YWCA Canberra’s Vice President Ashleigh Streeter and Board member Sophie Fisher were among a contingent that attended the YWCA World Council. These are their reflections. From 17 to 22 November 2019, we were fortunate enough to attend the 29th YWCA World Council in Johannesburg, South Africa. World Council is held every four years and brings […]

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The model minority and the price of speaking out
5 December 2019

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 and networking. Advocacy has long been a means used to directly influence contentious Australian public policy. As a result of advocates, there have been some significant […]

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Five minutes with Mikaela Danvers
20 November 2019

Mikaela Danvers is a design educator, lecturer and researcher with specialist skills in teaching business fundamentals, goal setting, strategic planning, and building a brand. Founder of The Makers Collective, Mikaela brings learned knowledge and experience to the world of makers looking to turn their hobby into a business. The practical skills taught within her online school, The […]

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CEO speech at the launch of Our lives: Women in the ACT
31 October 2019

On 29 October 2019, YWCA Canberra launched Our lives: Women in the ACT. This report, based on a survey we conducted of over 1000 Canberra women, provides insights into the daily lives of women in the Territory. At our launch event, our Chief Executive Officer Frances Crimmins gave her reflections on why this report is […]

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