Blog: YWCA Canberra team

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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2021 Rubik3 Canberra Women in Business Awards – Carina Zeccola
26 October 2021

Carina Zeccola, YWCA Canberra’s President, is a finalist of the Chamberlains Law Business Woman of the Year at the 2021 Rubik3 Canberra Women in Business Awards. The awards are an annual opportunity to acknowledge the outstanding contributions of women in business across our community, whilst the Chamberlains Law Business Woman of the Year is an […]

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What’s been happening in advocacy!
3 September 2021

Canberra currently in lock-down we wanted to take a minute to update you on some of the key issues we have been engaging with recently. Since the surfacing of reports of sexual harassment and assault involving Australian parliamentary offices and the #March4Justice rallies, YWCA Canberra has been making substantial policy and advocacy contributions to ACT […]

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Support for people impacted by the ACT COVID-19 lockdown
19 August 2021

If you’ve lost income due to the ACT COVID-19 outbreak, or need urgent access to food and essential items, government support is available. We would like to thank ACTCOSS for providing this summary of current ACT and Commonwealth Government programs. Please note that there may be additional supports available depending on your particular situation. YWCA […]

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2021 She Leads Conference – Taking control and redefining power!
30 July 2021

On Friday 23 July 2021, YWCA Canberra hosted our seventh annual She Leads Conference at the Kambri Cultural Centre at the ANU. After a long-anticipated wait following last year’s break due to COVID-19, the 2021 Conference was set to be even bigger and better than ever, with an incredible lineup of keynotes, panels and seminar […]

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Helping us build up the Canberra community – 2021 Great Ydeas Innovation Breakfast
30 April 2021

On Thursday, 29 April, YWCA Canberra was joined by over 130 people at the Ainslie Football Club for our annual Great Ydeas Innovation Breakfast. The fundraising event, which provided an opportunity for members, supporters and partners to come together to show their support for YWCA Canberra’s housing initiatives, also presented us withwas also an the opportunity to showcase our 2021 Great Ydeas Small Grant recipients […]

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Our Lives, Our Futures: a call for change on International Women’s Day
12 March 2021

YWCA Canberra has a strong local reputation of hosting International Women’s Day events that highlight the lived experiences of women in Canberra. We continued this tradition in 2021, using women’s personal narratives to demonstrate policy failures and call for more to be done towards gender equality. Our 2021 International Women’s Day event, held on Wednesday […]

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Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world
5 March 2021

This International Women’s Day, we are looking at how we can work towards gender equality through developing women’s leadership capacity and representation, in line with the UN Women theme of ‘Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world’. At YWCA Canberra, we strive for a future where all people can access and […]

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Tips on how to deal with re-entering society
8 July 2020

Living through lockdown has been challenging to say the least, but for many it has provided a sense of security and comfort in a time of unprecedented change and uncertainty. But as we begin to move towards a more relaxed state, many of us will again experience a new sense of anxiety, as we begin […]

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Learning resources for kids and parents in self-isolation
24 April 2020

For many children, starting a new school term can bring lots of excitement and maybe a few nerves. This coupled with the recent events unfolding around COVID-19 and the closure of schools has left many parents questioning whether to send their children back to school or not. As we prepare for further announcements by the government, it’s important to keep children motivated and learning even through these times of uncertainty. To […]

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