Phi Phi Nguyen

Phi Phi is the Communications Officer at YWCA Canberra


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  • 30 July 2021: 2021 She Leads Conference – Taking control and redefining power!

    On Friday 23 July 2021, YWCA Canberra hosted our seventh annual She Leads Conference at the Kambri Cultural Centre at the ANU. After a long-anticipated wait following last year’s break due to COVID-19, the 2021 Conference was set to be even bigger and better than ever, with an incredible lineup of keynotes, panels and seminar […]

  • 29 March 2021: The power of the hashtags and the impact of digital activism

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    You might have come across hashtag campaigns on Twitter. They have been used in charity campaigns such as the #ALSIceBucketChallenge, by mass civil rights movement such as #BlackLivesMatter, and even in our work such as our #Towards2024 election platform. Hashtags hold the power to amplify voices, galvanise communities, boost readership and rally for real systemic […]

  • 24 April 2020: Learning resources for kids and parents in self-isolation

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    For many children, starting a new school term can bring lots of excitement and maybe a few nerves. This coupled with the recent events unfolding around COVID-19 and the closure of schools has left many parents questioning whether to send their children back to school or not. As we prepare for further announcements by the government, it’s important to keep children motivated and learning even through these times of uncertainty. To […]

  • 22 April 2020: Self-isolation workout ideas

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    As we all try our best to adjust to these difficult times, it’s no doubt that many of us have had to make big changes to our everyday lives and lifestyle habits. With gyms and centres closed, it’s clear to say that another thing being impacted during this pandemic is our exercise regimes and physical […]

  • 6 April 2020: Curating a positive social media feed

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    Social media can be a great resource. It’s a perfect place to share stories, photos, projects, news updates and events. Especially now, with social distancing, social media can help us stay connected with our loved ones. But it can also spread fear and panic during times of crisis and uncertainty. When our feed is full […]

  • 31 March 2020: Practicing self-care in self-isolation

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    There’s no question that we are now living in tougher times than many of us have ever experienced before. Many of us are understandably worried and are taking on more caring duties for our families and loved ones. But it’s just as important that we care for ourselves and take time to focus on the things that bring us peace and balance. As many websites […]

  • 26 March 2020: Maintaining friendships in a time of social distancing

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    As we each play our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing, it’s normal to experience waves of loneliness and anxiety. With new restrictions put into place every day, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to practice the things we love, around the people we love. But who said self-isolation had to be boring? Thanks to the power of technology, and a […]

  • 26 March 2020: Becoming Unstoppable at She Leads College Conference

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    The 2020 She Leads College Conference was a one-day leadership event for young women, including female–identifying and non-binary people, in years 11 and 12. The event, held Thursday 12 March at the University of Canberra’s Ann Harding Conference Centre, engaged more than 120 young people to explore and discover their leadership identity and values, as well as reflect […]

  • 26 March 2020: Meet a member – Amanda Jupp

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    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. We will feature an interview with a member here on our blog so you can get to know each other a little better. Today, […]

  • 19 March 2020: A closer look into National Close the Gap day 

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    At YWCA Canberra, we are committed to building strong, positive relationships with people of all cultural backgrounds and ethnicity. We particularly hold strong respect towards people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and acknowledge the inter-generational consequences of colonisation that endure today. The National Close the Gap day takes place on, Thursday 19 March , and we wanted to reflect […]

  • 18 March 2020: The uncomfortable truth about sexual harassment in Australian workplaces

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    In Australia, sexual harassment is widespread and pervasive. It is estimated that 85 per cent of women aged over 15 years have been sexually harassed at some point in their lives, carrying detrimental impacts on an individual’s physical, emotional, and psychological well being as well as their professional careers. According to the Sex Discrimination Act (Cth) 1984, […]

  • 11 March 2020: 2020 She Leads College Conference – Get to know Taylor Fitzgerald

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    The She Leads College Conference taking place on Thursday 12 March, is a one-day event aimed at young-woman, non-binary and female students in years 11 and 12. It is designed to equip participants with the practical skills and knowledge they need to become confident leaders. Today, we chat with Taylor Fitzgerald, our ‘Moving from Dreaming to Achieving’ facilitator at the […]

  • 6 March 2020: International Women’s Day: No place for sexism and harassment in 2020

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    This International Women’s Day, we wanted to show our support for the women in our community by spotlighting the issue of sexism and sexual harassment in Canberra and the impacts it has on women’s lives.  According to our 2019 survey of Canberra women, Our Lives: Women in the ACT over 50 per cent of women in Canberra […]

  • 4 March 2020: 2020 She Leads College – Get to know Han Worsley

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    The She Leads College Conference taking place on Thursday 12 March, is a one-day event aimed at young-woman, non-binary and female students in years 11 and 12. It is designed to equip participants with the practical skills and knowledge they need to become confident leaders. Today, we chat with Han Worsely, one of our keynote speakers at the upcoming […]

  • 2 March 2020: What’s happening in Canberra on International Women’s Day?

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    What’s happening in Canberra on International Women’s Day? It’s time to rally up the girls because International Women’s Day (IWD) is coming up Sunday 8 March, and we couldn’t be more excited! International Women’s Day is a time for us each to reflect on the progress made towards gender equality and express our deepest gratitude towards the women […]

  • 28 February 2020: Meet a member – Penny Kyburz

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    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. We will feature an interview with a member here on our blog so you can get to know each other a little better. Today, […]

  • 27 February 2020: 2020 She Leads College Conference – Get to know Gina Zheng

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    The She Leads College Conference taking place on Thursday 12 March, is a one-day event aimed at young-woman, non-binary and female students in years 11 and 12. It is designed to equip participants with the practical skills and knowledge they need to become confident leaders. Today, we introduce Gina Zheng, one of our ‘moving from dreaming to achieving’ panellists for the upcoming She Leads College Conference. Gina is a […]

  • 19 February 2020: 2020 She Leads College – Get to know Vanessa Turnbull Roberts

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    The She Leads College Conference taking place on Thursday 12 March, is a one-day event aimed at young-woman, non-binary and female students in years 11 and 12. It is designed to equip participants with the practical skills and knowledge they need to become confident leaders. Today, we chat with Vanessa Turnbull Roberts, one of our panellists […]

  • 12 February 2020: 2020 She Leads College – Get to know Maddy Weeks 

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    The She Leads College Conference taking place on Thursday 12 March, is a one-day event aimed at young-woman, non-binary and female students in years 11 and 12. It is designed to equip participants with the practical skills and knowledge they need to become confident leaders. Today, we chat to returning leading lady and She Leads MC, Maddy Weeks! Maddy is a local Canberra comedian who has […]

  • 11 February 2020: International Day of Women and Girls in Science

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    Throughout history, the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) have long played an integral part in helping people understand how the world works and what we can do to improve it. At YWCA Canberra, we especially recognise the importance of women and the roles they play in STEM, along with the discoveries they […]