The She Leads program is a leadership pathway for women, including female-identifying and non-binary people, who are looking to explore and develop their leadership potential. Through the She Leads program, the next generation of women leaders, from all sectors and industries, are being equipped with the skills and confidence they need to further their potential.
The program’s vision is ‘Girls and Women Thriving’ – as it is essential women are confident and fully equipped to lead in their homes, workplaces, and communities. When women thrive, society benefits from their unique perspectives and experiences and is best placed to achieve gender equality.
The She Leads program includes the She Leads Diploma of Leadership and Management, the She Leads Conference, the She Leads In-Conversation Series, the She Leads College Conference (for girls in years 11 and 12), the She Leads High Conference (for girls in years 9 and 10), and the She Leads Workshops.
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The She Leads Diploma is a nationally recognised qualification delivered through YWCA Canberra’s Registered Training Organisation. The She Leads Diploma of Leadership and Management was launched by former Sex Discrimination Minister, Elizabeth Broderick, and World YWCA Vice President, Susan Brennan, in 2013. The course offers a gendered analysis of leadership and management, and provides a customised curriculum addressing the specific needs of women in the early stages of their career.
Learn more here.
The next She Leads Conference will be held on 31 July and 1 August 2018. Held annually in Canberra, the She Leads Conference provides emerging and established women leaders with the opportunity to develop the practical skills, knowledge and networks to accelerate their leadership journey.
Read more about past She Leads Conferences here.
The She Leads In-Conversation series was introduced into the She Leads program in February 2017. These quarterly evening events provide Canberrans with the opportunity to hear from women leaders in a safe and conversational environment, followed by a live Q&A session, and networking opportunity.
Read more about She Leads In-Conversation events here.
The She Leads College Conference provides year 11 and 12 girls with a unique out-of-school opportunity to explore and hone their leadership identity and values, and reflect on their experiences, strengths, values, and goals. Featuring young, dynamic presenters and interactive workshops, the College Conference provides a safe space for attendees to be inspired by young women leaders, and gain the confidence and practical skills to kick-start their leadership journeys.
Discover more about She Leads College Conferences here.
The next She Leads High Conference will be held on Thursday 1 November 2018. The She Leads High Conference is the newest addition to the She Leads program, with the inaugural Conference being held on November 2017, hosting more than 90 young women in years 9 and 10. It provided attendees with an understanding of the fundamentals of leadership, covering topics such as social and emotional development, peer relationships and pressures, self-esteem, and body image. The event format included interactive workshops, keynote speeches, and speed networking with young women who are leading in a school, sport, community, or entrepreneurial environment.
Discover more information about the She Leads High Conference here.