Blog: inspiration

Hand drawing Bright Lights graphic

Design, font & finding your feet in a new industry
28 January 2016

I spoke to Leah Falcocchio, the highly talented artist responsible for our Frugal Feast campaign artwork on design, her love of font and finding your feet in a new industry.                                           How long have you been […]

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Chiara Grassia

Show Us Your Riffs: Making Noise At Girls Rock Camps
12 October 2015

Girls Rock camps are one of my favourite places to be. Within the span of one week, they create a place where girls are encouraged to help – rather than tear down – each other, take pride in their accomplishments, and express themselves without fear of judgement or embarrassment. This is a place where girls […]

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Meet a member: Lisa Buffinton
18 September 2015

This article is part of our 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 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 Lisa […]

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Catherine Mahoney

Meet a member: Catherine Mahoney
11 August 2015

This article is part of our 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 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 Catherine […]

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Making choices for me
18 June 2015

Keah Woodgate delivered this speech on Tuesday 16 June 2015 as part of the She Leads Diploma of Management graduating class. I decided to take the Diploma of Management in 2014, when I attended YWCA Canberra’s She Leads Conference. I went by myself (one of the first solo life-changing decisions I’ve made in the past […]

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Diploma graduate is paying it forward
17 June 2015

Melissa Page delivered this speech on Tuesday 16 June 2015 as part of the She Leads Diploma of Management graduating class. After travelling and living overseas and working most of my 20s and early 30s, meeting my husband and having a baby in my late 30s, I decided at the young age of 40, it […]

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Grace Flanagan

She Leads 2015: sharing the love!
14 May 2015

This year YWCA Canberra is pleased to welcome Newcast to the ranks as Live Stream Partner for both the She Leads Conference and She Leads College Conference. Below, Newcast Producer, Grace Flanagan discusses why they are jumping on board to support this important initiative. When our institutions are built in the image of the communities they serve […]

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5 Quick Questions with Kate Carnell
13 May 2015

In the lead up to this year’s She Leads Conference, taking place on Tuesday 19 May at Hotel Realm, we’ll be giving you the chance to get to know our speakers. Today, meet Kate Carnell. Kate commenced as CEO of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) in May 2014. ACCI, Australia’s largest and […]

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She Leads 2015 : 5 quick questions with Hala Batainah
11 May 2015

In the lead up to this year’s She Leads Conference, taking place on Tuesday 19 May at Hotel Realm, we’ll be giving you the chance to get to know our speakers. Today, meet Hala Batainah. Hala is Microsoft’s Federal Director and Canberra Branch Manager, a responsibility she took up in 2010. She has held a […]

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Kate Lundy inspires at Round The World Breakfast
7 May 2015

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 […]

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