Blog: empowerment

Finding the perfect formula for innovation
18 January 2022

At YWCA Canberra we love to see women and non-binary people excel in all their creative and professional endeavours. We understand that for them to truly thrive, they need to have the right balance of support and resources to help lift their projects off the ground.    In celebration of the opening of our 2022 Great Ydeas […]

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Launching your next Great Ydea!
23 November 2021

Got a Great Idea that needs funding? At YWCA Canberra, we care deeply about empowering women and giving a voice to the passionate thinkers, dreamers and innovators of our community. We believe girls and women of all backgrounds have the potential to make the world a better place, so much so we’re willing to back them through […]

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FREE training – Preventing gender based violence: your role in the community
9 November 2021

Gender-based violence is a complex issue, but we want to empower you to contribute to the solution.   Bystander approaches are the interventions that support individuals to intervene in violence, harassment or other anti-social behaviour to prevent and reduce harm to others.   Research shows that bystander approaches can help prevent violence against women, including domestic and family violence, sexual violence and other forms of interpersonal […]

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Launching a Great Ydea with the Phoenix Sisters
26 October 2021

YWCA Canberra’s Great Ydeas Small Grants Program provides grants up to $2500 to support women, girls and non-binary people in the ACT to pursue their passions and improve our community.  Since launching in 2019, the program has helped more than 60 local women and girls to progress projects including establishing a podcast, launching a public awareness campaign, running empowering programs […]

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Five quick questions with Amanda Whitley
23 September 2021

In anticipation of our upcoming She Leads workshop, How to build your brand through compelling content, the She Leads team sat down with facilitator, Amanda Whitley to discuss her passions, leadership challenges and future goals.   In 2011, after enjoying a diverse career in communications across private and public sectors, Amanda Whitley launched hercanberra.com.au. HerCanberra has grown to […]

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ACT Training Awards – Daisy Ulain
8 September 2021

Daisy Ulain, a trainer and assessor in early childhood education and care at YWCA Canberra, is a finalist in the ACT VET Teacher/Trainer of the Year category of this year’s 2021 ACT Training Awards. The awards are an annual opportunity to showcase the commitment, innovation and outstanding achievements of all those involved in the ACT vocational education and training (VET) sector.  With the award event cancelled […]

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The importance of supporting each other: Thoughts on the 2021 She Leads Conference
8 September 2021

After our 2021 She Leads Conference, we asked a select group of women the question of how attending the event has enriched their lives. Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing their answers and insights with you. Here is what Margaret Hinder had to say.    It was a privilege attending the YWCA Canberra She […]

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Developing an optimistic outlook: Thoughts on the 2021 She Leads Conference
2 September 2021

After our 2021 She Leads Conference, we asked a select group of women the question of how attending the event has enriched their lives. Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing their answers and insights with you. Here is what Ebony Brown had to say.    How has the conference enriched my life? It has […]

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Five quick questions with Catherine McGrath
3 August 2021

Our She Leads workshop on Building confidence in public speaking is less than a month away, and we couldn’t be more excited! In anticipation of the event, we sat down with our facilitator, Catherine McGrath to talk about her workshop, gender equality and overcoming leadership challenges.   Catherine is a giant of the Australian media, a well-known […]

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

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 […]

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