Blog: Professional Development

Image of She Leads Workshop facilitator, Angie Ford with the She Leads Workshop logo on the bottom right.

Five quick questions with She Leads Workshop facilitator, Angie Ford
25 January 2022

With our first She Leads Workshop for 2022 just around the corner, we caught up facilitator Angie Ford, to talk about all things leadership, what people can expect to take away from her online workshop and mistakes that made her a better leader. Angie is a mindset trainer and high-performance coach driven by a love of […]

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Finding the perfect formula for innovation
18 January 2022

At YWCA Canberra we love to see women and non-binary people excel in all their creative and professional endeavours. We understand that for them to truly thrive, they need to have the right balance of support and resources to help lift their projects off the ground.    In celebration of the opening of our 2022 Great Ydeas […]

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Leadership advice from She Leads Diploma facilitator, Angie Ford
6 December 2021

Leadership is constantly changing and evolving, and it can be confusing and overwhelming to determine how to start your leadership journey or take it to the next level. We’ve spoken to one of our She Leads Diploma facilitators, Angie Ford, and asked her to give us some leadership advice, talk about her leadership journey, and […]

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Launching your next Great Ydea!
23 November 2021

Got a Great Idea that needs funding? At YWCA Canberra, we care deeply about empowering women and giving a voice to the passionate thinkers, dreamers and innovators of our community. We believe girls and women of all backgrounds have the potential to make the world a better place, so much so we’re willing to back them through […]

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Introducing YWCA Canberra’s newest board director Jo Farrell!
10 November 2021

It’s been just over a week since we announced our newly appointed and re-elected YWCA Canberra board directors. This year we received a number of outstanding applications from highly qualified and empowering women. Today we are excited to introduce you to one of our newest Directors, Jo Farrell!   Jo has been in the construction industry for 24 years, starting as an apprentice […]

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FREE training – Preventing gender based violence: your role in the community
9 November 2021

Gender-based violence is a complex issue, but we want to empower you to contribute to the solution.   Bystander approaches are the interventions that support individuals to intervene in violence, harassment or other anti-social behaviour to prevent and reduce harm to others.   Research shows that bystander approaches can help prevent violence against women, including domestic and family violence, sexual violence and other forms of interpersonal […]

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Launching a Great Ydea with the Phoenix Sisters
26 October 2021

YWCA Canberra’s Great Ydeas Small Grants Program provides grants up to $2500 to support women, girls and non-binary people in the ACT to pursue their passions and improve our community.  Since launching in 2019, the program has helped more than 60 local women and girls to progress projects including establishing a podcast, launching a public awareness campaign, running empowering programs […]

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Five quick questions with Amanda Whitley
23 September 2021

In anticipation of our upcoming She Leads workshop, How to build your brand through compelling content, the She Leads team sat down with facilitator, Amanda Whitley to discuss her passions, leadership challenges and future goals.   In 2011, after enjoying a diverse career in communications across private and public sectors, Amanda Whitley launched hercanberra.com.au. HerCanberra has grown to […]

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Claiming your power: Thoughts on the 2021 She Leads Conference
20 September 2021

After our 2021 She Leads Conference, we asked a select group of women the question of how attending the event has enriched their lives. Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing their answers and insights with you. Here is what Meg Wilson had to say.    Attending the She Leads Conference was an enriching experience, […]

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The importance of supporting each other: Thoughts on the 2021 She Leads Conference
8 September 2021

After our 2021 She Leads Conference, we asked a select group of women the question of how attending the event has enriched their lives. Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing their answers and insights with you. Here is what Margaret Hinder had to say.    It was a privilege attending the YWCA Canberra She […]

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