Blog: Gender Equality

She Leads College Conference – 5 Quick Questions with Codie Bell
17 March 2017

The She Leads College Conference, taking place on Tuesday 21 March, is a one-day event for girls in years 11 and 12, equipping participants with the practical skills and knowledge they need to become confident leaders. This year, we have an amazing line-up of inspiring young women who will share their leadership journeys with participants. We’ll be […]

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She Leads College Conference – 5 Quick Questions with Madalein Tier
16 March 2017

The She Leads College Conference, taking place on Tuesday 21 March, is a one-day event for girls in years 11 and 12, equipping participants with the practical skills and knowledge they need to become confident leaders. This year, we have an amazing line-up of inspiring young women who will share their leadership journeys with participants. We’ll be […]

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Meet a Member – Gemma Nourse
15 March 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 Gemma Nourse. You […]

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Calling on Canberra to #LeadTheChange on International Women’s Day
10 March 2017

International Women’s Day presents an opportunity for us all to reflect on the status of women, and celebrate the achievements, progress and action demonstrated by countless incredible women all over the world each year. While it certainly is a time for celebration, it’s not hard to forget how much is left to be done before […]

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Students United – empowering young people about their rights at work
8 February 2017

We recently caught up with Gabriela Falzon from UnionsACT to learn more about the UnionsACT Youth Project, Students United. The project is currently being developed to educate and empower young people about their rights at work. Here, Gabriela explains where the motivation for the project began, and why such programs are particularly important for young women who […]

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Marching for Gender Equality
23 January 2017

The Women’s March movement was born out of the Women’s March on Washington, which followed the inauguration of President Donald Trump. The movement has  seen more than 4 million women come together in more than 670 sister marches all over the world. YWCA Canberra’s Executive Director, Frances Crimmins, spoke at the Canberra Women’s March on January 21, calling for more to be done to […]

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YWCA Canberra Board Traineeships: Demystifying the Board experience
17 October 2016

YWCA Canberra is committed to fostering the growth and development of young women leaders. Each year, we offer a 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.  Here, we speak to Marni Pilgrim, who has […]

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Respect Champion – Jennifer Wittwer
23 April 2015

As part of YWCA Canberra’s Respect NOW campaign, over the coming weeks we’ll unveil our passionate Respect Champions. These wonderful women are helping us further our advocacy efforts, calling on the ACT Government to prioritise funding for primary prevention and early intervention programs, to end violence against women. To support the Respect NOW campaign, please […]

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She Leads Conference 2014 - plenary

Calling on all Australian employers to commit to gender equality
2 March 2015

Despite literally decades of equal pay and anti-sex discrimination legislation, how do we still arrive, in 2015, at a widening gender pay gap? And a plateauing of women in leadership roles in the workforce? To put this into context, legislation that has been enacted in Australia over more than the past 50 years includes: • […]

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