Blog: women leaders

Where can your great Ydeas take you with Ritu Clementi
22 March 2021

At YWCA Canberra, we care deeply about empowering women and giving a voice to passionate thinkers, dreamers and innovators within our community. We believe all girls and women have the potential to make our world a better place, so much so that we’re willing to back them through our 2021 Great Ydeas small grants program! […]

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Leadership from self-care with Heidi Prowse
10 March 2021

On 2 March 2021, local emerging and established women leaders gathered to attend YWCA Canberra’s first She Leads Workshop of 2021: Resilience and Mental Agility in the time of COVID-19 with Heidi Prowse. The session began with a story of resilience, preservation, and stress: Heidi’s own story about how her husband was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, […]

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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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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-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 go on to become confident leaders in their community.   This year’s theme ‘Wild’, is all […]

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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, non-binary and female-identifying 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 […]

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She Leads Diploma – Five Quick Questions with Sarah Bayes
25 July 2019

Sarah Bayes is the Manager of Scholarships and Prizes at the ANU, has than 10 years’ experience working in the higher education sector and is the mother of a two year old girl. Below Sarah reflects on her experience undertaking the She Leads Diploma of Leadership and Management, a nationally accredited qualification for women delivered […]

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She Leads Diploma – Five Quick Questions with Carina Zeccola
16 July 2019

Carina Zeccola is a proud local Canberran, YWCA Canberra member and former Director of the YWCA Canberra Board. She is the Managing Partner of Griffin Legal, a firm founded in Canberra 10 years ago where she provides legal and strategic advice to local and national businesses and not-for-profit organisations. Below Carina reflects on her experience […]

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The prevalence of sexual harassment in Australian workplaces – Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins
20 September 2018

“Many people tell me to be patient, that change takes time and the next generation of Australia’s workforce will not tolerate sexual harassment” was how Australia’s Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins opened her address at the National Press Club on 12 September. Launching the Human Rights Commission’s fourth national survey on sexual harassment in Australia’s […]

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Partnerships that make a difference – Hesta
31 July 2018

At YWCA Canberra, we are fortunate to have built strong partnerships with organisations that support gender equality and women’s leadership. HESTA are the She Leads Program Partner for 2018, and we had a chat to Sharon Bruzga to find out just what HESTA do and why our partnership is so special. What does HESTA do? We’re […]

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