About the She Leads Conference
31 May -1 June 2017 | QT Canberra
The She Leads Conference brings women from a range of sectors, at all stages of their leadership journeys, together with Australia’s most inspiring women leaders.
This year, we have crafted our program to explore the theme ‘Challenge’ – focusing on stories of overcoming personal and professional challenges and experiences from women leaders who are transforming their workplaces, industries and communities. You'll have the chance to hear from our MC Tracey Spicer, and keynote speakers Clementine Ford, Michelle Deshong, Drisana Levitzke-Gray, and Nakkiah Lui.
Our speakers will each bring a unique perspective to discussions of women’s leadership. Visit the 'Speakers' page to read about the incredible women who will be sharing their stories and advice.
The 2017 conference program will include a cocktail function the evening prior on 31 May, giving attendees the opportunity to to get to know some of our wonderful speakers, and network with fellow attendees.
Group discount available
Send a group of 10 or more to the She Leads Conference to receive the group rate of $600 per registration - that's a 25% saving on the Corporate/Government rate. Gather your colleagues and purchase a table today. To access the discount, simply select 10 tickets and enter the discount code GRP101.
If you would like to be invoiced for your registration/s, please select 'pay via invoice' below. Please note that if your invoice has not been paid two weeks out from the event date, your tickets will be cancelled. If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact the She Leads team at SheLeads@YWCA-Canberra.org.au.
YWCA Canberra members who are self-funding their registration can use a promo code to receive a $50 discount. This code has been emailed to all members, but if you didn't receive it, email SheLeads@YWCA-Canberra.org.au to have it resent. If you would like to become a YWCA Canberra member sign up here.
Why attend the She Leads Conference?
Despite all the gains women have made in obtaining formal leadership positions, the reality for many Australian women is that they are still locked out of decision making and leadership roles. Further, the significant leadership contributions by women within their family and community are often unrecognised and undervalued.
At YWCA Canberra we know that developing women’s leadership is fundamental to addressing these issues and advancing gender equality. We believe that women’s unique perspectives and experiences must be heard, and that the community will benefit as a whole from women’s contribution to leadership. The She Leads Program is YWCA Canberra’s leadership pathway for women who are looking to explore and develop their leadership.
With a program rich with networking opportunities, in-depth panel discussions, and inspiring keynotes – this is an event not to be missed. So, join us for a day of learning and sharing – to build your capability as an innovative leader.
About YWCA Canberra
YWCA Canberra is a feminist, secular, not-for-profit organisation that has provided community services and represented women’s issues in Canberra since 1929.
Through our national Member Association, YWCA Australia, we are part of the World YWCA network, which connects 125 countries across the globe.
Our rich history of supporting women and girls in Canberra through the Great Depression, the Second World War, and the rapid social and cultural changes Canberra has experienced in recent years, continues to inform and influence our work.
Today we provide quality, innovative services for women, girls and families in the ACT and surrounding regions. We work in the areas of children’s services, community development, housing, youth services, personal and professional training, women’s leadership and advocacy.
As a membership-based, non-religious organisation, we encourage the participation of people of all cultures, beliefs and ages in our movement. Strengthened by diversity, we welcome members who are committed to recognising and celebrating the value of every human being.
If you would like to become a YWCA Canberra member, you can do so here.