Our 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.

Join us to hear from Jax Jacki Brown In-conversation with Yen Eriksen. The conversation will centre around activism, human rights, and equality.

Jax Jacki Brown is a disability and LGBTIQ activist, writer, public speaker, disability sexuality educator and workshop designer and facilitator. Jax holds a BA in Cultural Studies and Communication where she examined the intersections between disability and LGBTIQ identities and their respective rights movements. Jax is a member of the Victorian Ministerial Council on Women’s Equality, The Victorian governments’ LGBTI taskforce Health and Human Services Working Group and The Victorian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission’s Disability Reference Group. She was named one of the 25 LGBTI People to Watch in 2015 and is a co-producer of Quippings: Disability Unleashed a disability performance troupe in Melbourne. Jax teaches in disability at Victoria University and enjoys transmitting her passion for disability rights into practical applications for students. Through her presentations at conferences and universities, and her extensive publications, she provides a powerful insight into the reasons why society needs to change, rather than people with disabilities.

Yen Eriksen is an advocate, writer and storyteller. They are experienced in LGBTIQ advocacy and community development and are a loud and proud champion for intersectional feminism. They are a longtime community educator and workshop facilitator, and offer consulting and training in areas of gender, diversity, youth engagement and social media. Yen has worked across community media, the women’s sector, fundraising and higher education. Yen was also the 2015 Young Person’s Human Rights award medallist awarded by the Australian Human Rights Commission.

What does your ticket include?

  • Entry into the She Leads In-Conversation event
  • A selection of delicious canapés and drinks
  • The opportunity to connect with and be inspired by aspiring and established Canberra leaders

So, gather a couple of friends and colleagues, and purchase your ticket below!

To purchase a ticket, please head to our Eventbrite page.

Please note: photographs will be taken at this event. If you do not wish to have your photo published, please contact the She Leads team at sheleads@ywca-canberra.org.au.

Also note that parking at the University of Canberra is free from 6pm onwards, and there are a range of alternative transport options available (see the University’s transport page).

View the She Leads refund policy here, and the She Leads participation policy here.