Blog: She Leads

Representation and leadership with Hon Dame Annette King
25 November 2020

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 and networking.  In October 2020, New Zealand elected its most diverse parliament ever, with women representing 48 per cent, Maori 13 per cent, and LGBTQIA+ 10 per […]

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Can’t stop, won’t stop: She Leads High Conference 2020
4 November 2020

On Friday, 30 October, 100 girls, including female-identifying and non-binary people in years nine and ten from high schools across Canberra came together to attend the 2020 She Leads High Conference. Held at the Kambri Cultural Centre at the Australian National University, the conference theme was Unstoppable, where students learned to find their voices and lead with […]

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Take 5 with Angie Ford
22 October 2020

We sat down with Angie Ford, a mindset coach driven by a love of working with people. Her client list includes world no.1 athletes, CEOs, Entrepreneurs of the year, national best selling real estate agents, and AFI award nominee actors. Angie loves working with individuals, teams and leaders who believe in growth and learning. She is passionate about helping […]

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Take 5 with Kat Reed
22 October 2020

We sat down with Kat Reed, a passionate queer rights activist, avid intersectional feminist, and political performance artist based in Canberra. Since beginning with environmental activism in school, they have advocated for the rights of people of colour, queer youth and people with disabilities. Kat has made appearances on ABC Radio, Canberra Times and Win News speaking about survivor rights […]

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Take 5 with Tikarra Looke
22 October 2020

We sat down with Tikarra Looke, a Cultural Integrity Coordinator. Tikarra Looke is a proud Darug and Wiradjuri woman currently living on Ngunnawal country. She describes herself as, “the embarrassing and proud big sister who cries at every event of three amazing sisters and one incredible brother”. Tikarra is a passionate educator inspired every day by her community, her students, […]

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Take 5 with Kasey Dragisic
22 October 2020

We sat down with Kasey Dragisic, a firefighter with ACT Fire & Rescue and a former rugby star. Kasey comes from a culturally diverse background. Her mum is part Aboriginal part Kiwi. Her dad is part Serbian, part German. Each of her grandparents were born in their respective countries. She has always been proud of her rich heritage; […]

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Take 5 with Taylor Fitzgerald
22 October 2020

We sat down with Taylor Fitzgerald, 2018 NAIDOC Trainee of the year. Taylor is a 21-year-old Aboriginal Kamilaroi woman who stands proud with the greatest of qualities handed down to her from her long line of Elders. She is an activist and survivor. Taylor’s interest and focus has always been within the power between cultures and education. This love and interest […]

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Take 5 with Maddie Diamond
22 October 2020

We sat down with Maddie Diamond, the 2020 Young Australian of the Year who founded Trash Gather, a youth-led volunteer group that organise regular rubbish clean ups in Canberra. She is also the Executive Officer of SEE-Change, a volunteer-based community organisation that aims to make Canberra more sustainable through community connection. Maddie will be the Keynote speaker for She Leads High […]

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She Leads Wrap Up: Tips and Tricks for Navigating Difficult Conversations
28 September 2020

Whether you’re preparing for an upcoming job interview, negotiating a new salary, or giving feedback to a fellow team member, navigating difficult conversations is no easy feat.  On Tuesday 22 September, YWCA Canberra hosted our first online She Leads Workshop on Tips and Tricks for Navigating Difficult Conversations facilitated by Vanessa Vanderhoek. The evening’s objective was to help participants carry out difficult conversations and better understand their leadership […]

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Mastering self-doubt and mindset training with Angie Ford
1 September 2020

For many people, a leader is often perceived as a person who exudes confidence, emotional intelligence, and is always in control. What most people don’t consider is that all leaders, just like you and I, are humans and face no exemptions when it comes to challenges of self-doubt and uncertainty. Last Tuesday night, YWCA Canberra […]

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