Joanna is passionate about contributing to positive social change through strategic communication. Having worked in both the for purpose and private sectors, Joanna’s particular areas of expertise include digital and traditional public relations, partnership brokering, fundraising, advocacy, and multimedia production.
Joanna is currently Director of Communication, Advocacy and Fundraising at YWCA Canberra, and is the organisation’s representative on the ACT Government’s Ministerial Advisory Council on Women and the ACT Government’s Joint Community Government Reference Group.
Prior to her role at YWCA Canberra, she was Manager of Communications at the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education, a national, independent, for purpose organisation working to prevent alcohol-related harm in Australia.
In 2015 Joanna was selected as one of Her Canberra’s “15 Women to Watch”, and in 2013 one of Mamamia’s “Most Clickable Women”, recognising her contribution to strategic communication in the for purpose sector.
In 2013 Joanna was selected to participate in the World YWCA international internship program, where she was involved in strategic advocacy and communication initiatives at the 23rd Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.
Joanna served on the Boards of YWCA Canberra from 2011-13, the Youth Coalition of the ACT in 2015, and was volunteer communications lead and mentor for TEDxCanberra from 2011-2013.
Joanna holds a Masters of Strategic Communications from University of Canberra, where she is also a Sessional Academic Tutor in Digital PR and Media.
This post was first published on AARNet News on May 22 2015. It’s hard to believe that a year has already passed since AARNet joined forces with YWCA Canberra to establish the first Computer Clubhouse in the ACT, the third of its kind in Australia. YWCA Canberra believes everyone has the right to contribute to and […]
This article is the first in our new member profile series. Our members tell us that one of the things they really love about being part of our community, is getting to know likeminded women. So, each month, we’ll feature an interview with a member, so you can get to know each other a little better. […]
After months of planning and building our Computer Clubhouse into an innovative and exciting out-of-school learning space, YWCA Canberra along with our wonderful partners, are ready to officially launch the Clubhouse with our Grand Opening on Friday 10 October! YWCA Canberra’s Computer Clubhouse is an innovative, creative, out-of-school learning space where young people from underserved […]