Blog: Women’s leadership

Headshot of Barbara Livesey with the She Leads Workshop Logo on the bottom right

2022 She Leads Workshop: 5 Quick Questions with Barbara Livesey
3 May 2022

On Wednesday 11 May, Executive Coach, Barbara Livesey will facilitate her first She Leads Workshop: How to reimagine your career and plan your next career move. We are counting down the days in anticipation for this upcoming event, and so we asked Barbara five quick questions to get to know her and what people can […]

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Headshot of Sarah Burr, with her name and the She Leads -Conversation Series logo at the bottom of the tile

2022 She Leads In-Conversations Series – 5 Quick Questions with Sarah Burr
27 April 2022

We’re excited to host the first She Leads In-Conversation Series of the year with award-winning author and professor Dr Anita Heiss and Sarah Burr. On Tuesday 24 May, Anita and Sarah will discuss in a conversational format, the importance of empowerment through education and why the stories of First Nations Australians need to be not […]

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Why we need gender parity on boards
8 March 2022

At YWCA Canberra, we care deeply about gender equality and empowering women to feel confident and equipped to take on leadership roles in their communities. We understand the unique strengths that women bring to the table, and support gender parity across all workplaces.   One way to achieve this is by ensuring that organisations have women […]

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Building joyful businesses through small grants
21 February 2022

In 2021, YWCA Canberra and the Canberra Innovation Network (CBRIN) were pleased to award a Great Ydeas Small Grant to Serina Bird to start a new sustainable fashion website, The Joyful Fashionista. We’ve loved watching Serina’s business grow from concept to reality, and were pleasantly surprised when Serina offered to give back to the Great […]

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Five things you might not have known about YWCA Canberra
9 February 2022

Have you ever wondered what a typical day at YWCA Canberra is like? Perhaps you’re interested in knowing a little bit more about our programs and what services we can provide.   With no two days the same, it might be easier to ask what we DON’T do!    From running our She Leads programs, our community […]

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Leadership advice from She Leads Diploma facilitator, Angie Ford
6 December 2021

Leadership is constantly changing and evolving, and it can be confusing and overwhelming to determine how to start your leadership journey or take it to the next level. We’ve spoken to one of our She Leads Diploma facilitators, Angie Ford, and asked her to give us some leadership advice, talk about her leadership journey, and […]

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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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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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Image of Carina Zeccola presenting at our 2021 She Leads Conference

2021 Rubik3 Canberra Women in Business Awards – Carina Zeccola
26 October 2021

Carina Zeccola, YWCA Canberra’s President, is a finalist of the Chamberlains Law Business Woman of the Year at the 2021 Rubik3 Canberra Women in Business Awards. The awards are an annual opportunity to acknowledge the outstanding contributions of women in business across our community, whilst the Chamberlains Law Business Woman of the Year is an […]

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Claiming your power: Thoughts on the 2021 She Leads Conference
20 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 Meg Wilson had to say.    Attending the She Leads Conference was an enriching experience, […]

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