Blog: innovation

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

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 […]

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Great Ydeas Partnerships – Soroptomist International ACT& Monaro
17 March 2017

YWCA Canberra’s Great Ydeas Small Grants provide funds to local women and girls to pursue a professional development opportunity, pilot a project, kick-start a business idea, or address a need in the community. This year, YWCA Canberra has partnered with Soroptomist International ACT & Monaro to provide the first ever Soroptomist International ACT & Monaro Great Ydeas Diversity […]

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Start making it! Meet FASHFEST’s Director of Fashion, Mieka Vigilante
19 September 2016

Mieka Vigilante is a Director of Fashion for FASHFEST – what she calls, “the business of dreams”. FASHFEST, a Canberra-based fashion show now in its fourth year, aims to cultivate modern, emerging fashion, design and creative talent. FASHFEST has a focus on encouraging participation from young people, either as fashion students starting out, or as volunteers wanting to […]

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Computer Clubhouse grows
24 April 2015

The first quarter of 2015 has seen Lach Howarth, our Clubhouse Coordinator, running regular outreach sessions with Calwell High School and Wanniassa School Senior Campus. The sessions are being run in community spaces within the school, such as the library and the wellbeing rooms, and involve up to 10 students at a time. During the […]

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Celebrating our new brand
11 September 2014

On Monday 8 September, YWCA Canberra members, Board Directors, staff and friends gathered at the Canberra Museum and Gallery to celebrate the launch of our new brand. YWCA Canberra has been a leading women’s organisation for 85 years, and has provided numerous integral services to the Canberra community in that time. Our new brand builds […]

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Clare Conroy

Meet a Member – Clare Conroy
4 September 2014

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. […]

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