Blog: Professional Development

Where can your great Ydeas take you with Ritu Clementi
22 March 2021

At YWCA Canberra, we care deeply about empowering women and giving a voice to passionate thinkers, dreamers and innovators within our community. We believe all girls and women have the potential to make our world a better place, so much so that we’re willing to back them through our 2021 Great Ydeas small grants program! […]

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Leadership from self-care with Heidi Prowse
10 March 2021

On 2 March 2021, local emerging and established women leaders gathered to attend YWCA Canberra’s first She Leads Workshop of 2021: Resilience and Mental Agility in the time of COVID-19 with Heidi Prowse. The session began with a story of resilience, preservation, and stress: Heidi’s own story about how her husband was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, […]

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Five quick questions with Leah House
23 February 2021

The She Leads College Conference taking place on Friday 26 March, is a one-day leadership event for young-woman, non-binary and female-identifying students in years 11 and 12. This year’s theme ‘Wild’, is about harnessing personal adversity and using it to thrive as leaders in our personal and professional capacities.   We caught up with our panel facilitator and Ngambri woman, Leah House, to discuss her leadership journey, […]

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Leadership and Resilience with Heidi Prowse
23 February 2021

In anticipation for our upcoming Workshop, the She Leads team sat down with CEO of MIEACT Heidi Prowse, who will lead a session on Resilience and Mental Agility in the Time of COVID-19. Even before Heidi took on the role of CEO, she has been a well-known Canberra changemaker, community leader and carer, who has built a reputation for transforming not-for-profits over the last decade. Heidi’s career […]

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Meet a member – Penny Kyburz
28 February 2020

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. We will feature an interview with a member here on our blog so you can get to know each other a little better. Today, […]

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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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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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The importance of workshops and planning to get ahead with Mikaela Danvers
6 February 2018

In this interview, we talk with Mikaela Danvers, the She Leads Workshop facilitator for Setting and Meeting Goals, to learn the importance of having workshops for women, and to discover some key details of planning, vision boards, and the Reticular Activating System. Mikaela Danvers is an accomplished and leading graphic designer, the founder of The […]

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