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 Nayuka Gorrie In-conversation with Laura Burr. The conversation will centre around the challenges faced by young women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women alike, in our communities, society, and workplaces.

Nayuka Gorrie is a Gunai/Kurnai, Gunditjmara, Wiradjuri and Yorta Yorta woman living on Bundjalung country. She is passionate and outspoken about Indigenous self-determination and rights, and the rights of women. Nayuka’s social commentary writing has been featured in the Saturday Paper, Archer, Junkee, VICE and SBS Comedy. She is a regular contributor to NITV, and is a comedy television writer.

Laura has been a member of YWCA Canberra since she moved to Canberra in 2016. Her volunteering and focus on feminist and cross-cultural studies led to international opportunities at the Bhutanese Office of the Attorney General on developing their domestic violence policies in 2015, and in 2016 to Thailand and Myanmar with ANU to produce research on transnational security issues such as human trafficking, ethnic conflicts and anti-narcotics border trade. Laura’s career in government has seen her work at the QLD Supreme and District Courts, Australian Bureau of Statistics, the Commonwealth Ombudsman and now as a Senior Policy Officer at the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.

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.