Blog: she leads

Five quick questions with Jakida Smith
26 February 2021

The She Leads College Conference taking place on Friday 26 March, is a one-day leadership event for 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 in their community.   This year’s theme ‘Wild’, is all about harnessing personal adversity and using […]

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Five quick questions with Bec McConnell
24 February 2021

The She Leads College Conference, taking place on Friday 26 March, is a one-day leadership event for young-women, 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 in their community.  This year’s theme ‘Wild’, is about how young people […]

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Leadership and Resilience with Heidi Prowse
23 February 2021

In anticipation for our upcoming Workshop, the She Leads team sat down with CEO of MIEACT Heidi Prowse, who will lead a session on Resilience and Mental Agility in the Time of COVID-19. Even before Heidi took on the role of CEO, she has been a well-known Canberra changemaker, community leader and carer, who has built a reputation for transforming not-for-profits over the last decade. Heidi’s career […]

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Five quick questions with April Hélène-Horton
18 February 2021

The She Leads College Conference, taking place on Friday 26 March, is a one-day leadership event for young women and non-binary students in years 11 and 12. It is designed to equip participants with the practical skills and knowledge they need to go on to become confident leaders in their community.   This year’s theme ‘Wild’, […]

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Five quick questions with Karina Judd
17 February 2021

The She Leads College Conference, taking place on Friday 26 March, is a one-day leadership event for young women and non-binary student in years 11 and 12. It is designed to equip participants with the practical skills and knowledge they need to become confident leaders in their community. This year’s theme ‘Wild’, is about how […]

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Representation and leadership with Hon Dame Annette King
25 November 2020

She Leads In-Conversation events provide Canberrans with the opportunity to hear from women leaders from different backgrounds and industries, in a conversational format, followed by a live Q&A session and networking.  In October 2020, New Zealand elected its most diverse parliament ever, with women representing 48 per cent, Maori 13 per cent, and LGBTQIA+ 10 per […]

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She Leads Wrap Up: Tips and Tricks for Navigating Difficult Conversations
28 September 2020

Whether you’re preparing for an upcoming job interview, negotiating a new salary, or giving feedback to a fellow team member, navigating difficult conversations is no easy feat.  On Tuesday 22 September, YWCA Canberra hosted our first online She Leads Workshop on Tips and Tricks for Navigating Difficult Conversations facilitated by Vanessa Vanderhoek. The evening’s objective was to help participants carry out difficult conversations and better understand their leadership […]

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Mastering self-doubt and mindset training with Angie Ford
1 September 2020

For many people, a leader is often perceived as a person who exudes confidence, emotional intelligence, and is always in control. What most people don’t consider is that all leaders, just like you and I, are humans and face no exemptions when it comes to challenges of self-doubt and uncertainty. Last Tuesday night, YWCA Canberra […]

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The model minority and the price of speaking out
5 December 2019

She Leads In-Conversation events provide Canberrans with the opportunity to hear from women leaders from different backgrounds and industries, in a conversational format, followed by a live Q&A session and networking. Advocacy has long been a means used to directly influence contentious Australian public policy. As a result of advocates, there have been some significant […]

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The power of story
30 September 2019

She Leads In-Conversation events provide Canberrans with the opportunity to hear from women leaders from different backgrounds and industries, in a conversational format, followed by a live Q&A session and networking. These events are in partnership with the University of Canberra, who like YWCA Canberra, are WGEA certified and share our vision of women’s empowerment. […]

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