Blog: Professional Development

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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Developing an optimistic outlook: Thoughts on the 2021 She Leads Conference
2 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 Ebony Brown had to say.    How has the conference enriched my life? It has […]

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She Leads? Yes she does! Thoughts on the 2021 She Leads Conference
27 August 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 Clare Hourigan had to say.    I entered the SheLeads 2021 conference with a pretty […]

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Five quick questions with Catherine McGrath
3 August 2021

Our She Leads workshop on Building confidence in public speaking is less than a month away, and we couldn’t be more excited! In anticipation of the event, we sat down with our facilitator, Catherine McGrath to talk about her workshop, gender equality and overcoming leadership challenges.   Catherine is a giant of the Australian media, a well-known […]

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Five quick questions with Trish Bergin
10 May 2021

In anticipation of our upcoming She Leads workshop on Creating your strategic vision, the She Leads team sat down with facilitator, Trish Bergin to discuss her passions, leadership challenges and future goals.    Trish Bergin is the Co-Director, Governance of the 50/50 by 2030 Foundation and Chair of the Women’s Legal Centre, ACT and Regions. She has held […]

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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 women and non-binary 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 […]

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