Blog: Events

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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Localjinni – Lakeside Stories – Twilight video walks
17 September 2018

Canberra artist, Fiona Hooton received an EY Great Ydeas Creativity Grant in 2018 for her Lakeside Stories Pilot Project. Lakeside Stories is a digital story telling tour taking place on Saturday and Sunday evenings in October. It is a walking tour at Lake Burley Griffin between the Commonwealth and King’s Avenue Bridges that uses urban […]

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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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Partnerships that make a difference – Capital Chemist
2 July 2018

At YWCA Canberra, we are fortunate to have built strong partnerships with organisations that support gender equality and women’s leadership. Capital Chemist are a friend of the 2018 She Leads Conference. We had a chat to Samantha Kourtis, a pharmacist and owner of Charnwood Capital Chemist, to find out just what Capital Chemist do and […]

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Jamila Rizvi on the challenge of leaning back as a high achiever
27 June 2018

This article was originally published on Women’s Agenda. Jamila Rizvi is the quintessential high achiever. The writer and public commentator was recently announced as the editor-at-large of Nine’s new subscription women’s platform, Future Women. Rizvi also has a News Limited column, is a bestselling author, and runs an event series, Tea with Jam and Clare, […]

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Partnerships that make a difference
27 June 2018

At YWCA Canberra, we are fortunate to have built strong partnerships with organisations that support gender equality and women’s leadership. Hays are a Champion of the 2018 She Leads Conference. We had a chat to Nicole Frawley, Government Account Manager at Hays, to find out just what Hays do and why our partnership is so […]

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2018 She Leads Conference: Meet Dr Vanessa Lee
19 June 2018

The 2018 She Leads Conference, happening 1 August 2018, brings together some of Australia’s biggest and brightest names from diverse industries and backgrounds to share practical advice and skills on learning to rise, lead, and take other women with you. One fantastic woman speaking at the Conference on the panel Leading and Lifting, is Dr […]

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Intersectional perspectives on disability and LGBTIQ* identities and rights
23 May 2018

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 Tuesday 8 May, we welcomed Jax Jacki Brown and Yen Eriksen to share their thoughts and experiences on activism, disability, human rights, […]

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