Eliza Hughes


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  • 28 March 2018: Fifty50’s Big Ideas Breakfast: Gender Equity by 2025 – supported by Great Ydeas

    Great Ydeas is YWCA Canberra’s small grants program, providing up to $2,000 to women to help kickstart a great idea for a business, community development project, or to support professional development or education and training opportunities. Applications for the 2018 Great Ydeas program are open until 6 April, and in the lead up to announcing this year’s […]

  • 20 March 2018: Meet a member – Fiona Tonkin

    This article is part of our member profile series. Our members tell us that one of the things they love about being part of our community is getting to know like-minded women. So, each month, we’ll feature an interview with a member, so you can get to know each other a little better. Today, meet Fiona Tonkin.   […]

  • 19 March 2018: Girls on Bikes – A Great Ydea

    Great Ydeas is YWCA Canberra’s small grants program, providing up to $2,000 to women to help kickstart a great idea for a business, community development project, or to support professional development or education and training opportunities. Applications for the 2018 Great Ydeas program are open until 6 April, and in the lead up to announcing this year’s […]

  • 15 March 2018: #LeadingtheChange at our 2018 International Women’s Day event

    On Wednesday 7 March, we partnered with Griffin Legal to host our 2018 International Women’s Day event at the Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre, where we launched our Leading the Change: The Pathway to Gender Equality Report Card with more than 70 leaders from across the community, business and government sectors. Our event kicked off with Ngunnawal […]

  • 31 January 2018: Meet a member – Angela Fitzpatrick

    This article is part of our member profile series. Our members tell us that one of the things they love about being part of our community is getting to know like-minded women. So, each month, we’ll feature an interview with a member, so you can get to know each other a little better. Today, meet Angela Fitzpatrick. You […]

  • 17 January 2018: Partnerships that make a difference – Richardson Primary School and the YWCA Canberra Clubhouse

    Richardson Primary School is a key partner and supporter of the YWCA Canberra Clubhouse since its establishment in 2014. We recently spoke to Richardson Primary School Principal Anna Wilson, to find out what the Clubhouse means to her, and why she believes that it’s crucial to provide opportunities for young people to collaborate, communicate, and think […]

  • 20 December 2017: Staff Snapshot – Anna Bromilow

    At YWCA Canberra, we’re really proud of the vibrancy and diversity of our staff team. We’ll be bringing you regular staff snapshots so you can meet our team and find out a bit more about the people behind our programs and services. Today, meet Anna Bromilow. Tell us about your role at YWCA Canberra. I am a […]

  • 14 November 2017: Meet a member – Rebecca Vassarotti

    This article is part of our member profile series. Our members tell us that one of the things they love about being part of our community is getting to know like-minded women. So, each month, we’ll feature an interview with a member, so you can get to know each other a little better. Today, meet Rebecca Vassarotti. You […]

  • 23 October 2017: A week to uncover hidden poverty in Canberra

    Anti-Poverty Week is a chance for the community to highlight issues of poverty and inequality, and to come together to seek meaningful solutions to addressing these challenges. This year’s theme was dedicated to hidden forms of poverty. Through a series of events across the city, participating organisations explored the often insidious and invisible ways that […]

  • 11 October 2017: Meet Philippa Moss, ahead of the 2017 LGBTQIA+ & Allies Prom

    The LGBTQIA+ & Allies Prom is an opportunity for young people to experience a formal style event and express their identity in a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment. Now in its second year, we’ve partnered with a number of local community organisations to make it bigger, better and more accessible. We spoke with Philippa Moss, […]

  • 19 September 2017: Meet a Member – Anna Kikuno O’Leary

     This article is part of our member profile series. Our members tell us that one of the things they love about being part of our community is getting to know like-minded women. So, each month, we’ll feature an interview with a member, so that you can get to know each other a little better. Today, meet Anna […]

  • 12 September 2017: Staff Snapshot – Sarah Whiting

    At YWCA Canberra, we’re really proud of the vibrancy and diversity of our staff team. We’ll be bringing you regular staff snapshots so you can meet our team and find out a bit more about the people behind our programs and services. Today, meet Sarah Whiting Tell us about your role at YWCA Canberra. I am […]

  • 3 July 2017: YWCA Canberra celebrates official opening of brand new Fairley Early Childhood Service with Murrumbateman community

    Thursday, 29 June saw YWCA Canberra welcome a crowd of more than 60 people who gathered together over drinks and canapés to officially open the brand new Fairley Early Childhood Service in Murrumbateman, NSW. Before the ribbon was officially cut by YWCA Canberra President Jude Burger, guests heard from Rowena Abbey, Mayor of Yass Valley Council […]

  • 20 June 2017: Meet a Member – Penny Mallinson

    This article is part of our member profile series. Our members tell us that one of the things they love about being part of our community is getting to know like-minded women. So, each month, we’ll feature an interview with a member, so you can get to know each other a little better. Today, meet Penny Mallinson.   […]

  • 6 June 2017: Staff Snapshot – Lydia Randall

    At YWCA Canberra, we’re really proud of the vibrancy and diversity of our staff team. We’ll be bringing you regular staff snapshots so you can meet our team and find out a bit more about the people behind our programs and services. Today, meet Lydia Randall. Tell us about your role at YWCA Canberra. I’m Executive […]

  • 16 May 2017: Meet a Member – Liz Huang Hughes-Brown

    This article is part of our member profile series. Our members tell us that one of the things they love about being part of our community is getting to know like-minded women. So, each month, we’ll feature an interview with a member, so you can get to know each other a little better. Today, meet Liz Huang Hughes-Brown. You […]

  • 2 May 2017: Opportunity, inspiration and community collaboration at the Great Ydeas Innovation Breakfast

    On Thursday 27 April, we were thrilled to welcome more than 170 partners, members and friends to QT Canberra for our Great Ydeas Innovation Breakfast (formerly known as the Round the World Breakfast), in recognition of World YWCA Day. World YWCA Day is celebrated in 120 countries, and provides a wonderful opportunity for us to celebrate […]

  • 19 April 2017: Meet a Member – Caitlin Figueiredo

    This article is part of our member profile series. Our members tell us that one of the things they love about being part of our community is getting to know like-minded women. So, each month, we’ll feature an interview with a member, so you can get to know each other a little better. Today, meet Caitlin Figueiredo. You in […]

  • 23 March 2017: Inspiration, motivation and empowerment at the third She Leads College Conference

    Now in its third year, the She Leads College Conference continues to provide a safe space for students in years 11 and 12 to be inspired by young women leaders, and gain the confidence and practical skills to kick-start their leadership journeys. On Tuesday 21 March, more than 80 young women came together at the […]

  • 10 March 2017: Calling on Canberra to #LeadTheChange on International Women’s Day

    International Women’s Day presents an opportunity for us all to reflect on the status of women, and celebrate the achievements, progress and action demonstrated by countless incredible women all over the world each year. While it certainly is a time for celebration, it’s not hard to forget how much is left to be done before […]

  • 3 August 2016: Dr Do Little, Dance Lessons and Disaster Chef in the July School holidays

    The July school holidays were packed with exciting opportunities for children who attended our four programs at Majura, Turner, Kingsford Smith and St. Benedict’s Primary Schools. During the first week, children watched as tiny eggs arrived in an incubator, slowly hatched, and little chicks began exploring their new environment, as part of a hatching program. The children learned about […]

  • 27 July 2016: Inclusivity through School Age Care

    In Australia, School Age Care is underpinned by the national framework, My Time, Our Place, which aims to assist educators to provide children with opportunities to maximise their optential and develop a foundation for future success. Inclusivity and respect for diversity are key principles of this framework.  Here, we speak with Kathleen, Geanean and Jilly, […]

  • 22 June 2016: Staff Snapshot: Kevin Lu

    At YWCA Canberra, we’re really proud of the vibrancy and diversity of our staff team. We’ll be bringing you regular staff snapshots so you can meet our team and find out a bit more about the people behind our programs and services. Today, meet Kevin, our Finance and Corporate Services Manager. Tell us about your role […]

  • 31 May 2016: Staff Snapshot: Katherine Higgins

    At YWCA Canberra, we’re really proud of the vibrancy and diversity of our staff team. We’ll be bringing you regular staff snapshots so you can meet our team and find out a bit more about the people behind our programs and services. Today, meet Katherine, the new manager of YWCA Canberra’s Mura Lanyon Youth and Community Centre.  […]

  • 24 May 2016: 2016 Round the World Breakfast: A Wrap

    On Wednesday 27 April, we celebrated world YWCA Day with a record 170 corporate guests, members, colleagues and friends at our annual Round the World Breakfast event at QT Canberra. World YWCA Day is recognised every year across 120 countries. The Round the World Breakfast provides an opportunity for YWCAs to come together to honour the contributions of […]

  • 3 May 2016: Ever wondered what we get up to at School Age Care?

    YWCA Canberra runs 13 School Age Care programs across Canberra, providing care for children before and after school and during the holidays. Our educators work hard to offer a diverse range of experiences and opportunities that are designed to foster children’s wellbeing, development and learning. We have had a fabulous start to the year – read […]