Karan Gabriel

Karan Gabriel is a Communications and Advocacy Officer for YWCA Canberra. She has a media background and was the recipient of the EC Sommerlad Memorial Award for Editorial Leadership and Community Involvement in 2013, as well as a finalist in the 2013 Fairfax Women of Influence awards.


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  • 25 May 2015: Winyu House Opening Ceremony

    YWCA Canberra board members and senior staff were pleased to be invited recently to the Opening Ceremony for Winyu House in Gungahlin. Winyu House is the newest ACT Government office building, providing the first ever Access Canberra Service Centre, a one stop shop for anyone needing to access government services. The building will also house […]

  • 8 May 2015: Winyu Early Childhood Service Grand Opening

    We were thrilled to hold the Grand Opening of our Winyu Early Childhood Service recently. The service has been purpose built, within the design of Winyu House an impressive and innovative new ACT Government building in Gungahlin. Senior staff in our Children’s Services portfolio have worked closely with the building’s designers and builders to create […]

  • 7 May 2015: Kate Lundy inspires at Round The World Breakfast

    On Tuesday 21 April, we were excited to host our annual Round the World Breakfast to celebrate World YWCA Day, at The Lobby Restaurant in Parkes. 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 women […]

  • 23 February 2015: Relearning how to Think Act Relate

    Through my participation in the She Leads Diploma of Management, I was fortunate to be selected to take part in Jude Burger’s Think Act Relate program. The program uses Q12 Maps which, based on principles of developmental psychology, unearth the root causes of patterns of behaviour and character traits. By presenting these through a series […]

  • 5 January 2015: ‘Relationship Things’ a partner in preventing gendered violence

    In December 2014, YWCA Canberra was thrilled when Relationship Things received a prestigious Partners In Prevention Community Award from the ACT Office for Women. The annual awards recognise best practice strategies and activities that create awareness of gendered violence in order to prevent violence and sexual assault against women and children in the ACT. Relationship […]

  • 25 November 2014: She screams gender inequality but is anybody listening?

    She Speaks survey 2014

    Eighty per cent of young women aged 15-30 don’t believe gender equality exists in Australia, while a staggering 88 per cent say that women experience discrimination. The annual She Speaks survey, by YWCA Australia and the University of Queensland, is the largest national survey of its kind, asking young women about their attitudes to and […]

  • 4 November 2014: Exploring what leadership means for me

    When I was given the opportunity to study for my She Leads Diploma of Management, I was over the moon. Despite having worked as a manager previously, I’d never been comfortable in the role. I thought this was my chance to gain the skills and knowledge needed to give me that sense of credibility and […]

  • 20 October 2014: Computer Clubhouse launched!

    Computer Clubhouse - Jack acknowldegment of Country

    YWCA Canberra launched the ACT’s first Computer Clubhouse at a grand opening event on Friday 10 October. Along with a host of corporate, philanthropic, government and community partners, YWCA Canberra celebrated the landmark event with its young Clubhouse members, and their families. Media also took a keen interest, with ABC TV Canberra featuring the Clubhouse […]

  • 10 October 2014: Anti-Poverty Week: Shining the spotlight on poverty in Canberra

    Anti Poverty Week 2014

    We don’t often use the word ‘poverty’ these days. It’s been superseded by terms like ‘financial stress’ or ‘economic hardship’ that somehow soften the reality. But Anti-Poverty Week (October 12-18) is an opportunity to strip all that away and focus on the stark realities, as confronting as they may be. At YWCA Canberra, those delivering […]

  • 8 October 2014: YWCA Canberra wins Mental Health Week award

    YWCA Canberra’s innovative Y-Aspire program for girls was recognised this week in the 2014 ACT Mental Health Week Awards. It was rewarded for its success in helping to prevent mental illness in young women, picking up the award for ‘Promotion, Prevention and Early Intervention – Organisation’. Y-Aspire is an early intervention leadership program to support […]

  • 4 September 2014: Eat, Pay, Love – a new way to show your support this Anti-Poverty Week!

    V Spot Café is hosting an Eat, Pay, Love dinner as part of Anti-Poverty Week in Canberra! The profits from the evening will be donated to YWCA Canberra to support our Lanyon Food Hub. An Eat, Pay, Love dinner means you can enjoy a restaurant meal with no set prices. Guests are asked to pay […]