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Canberra's young women leaders share insights at 2016 She Leads college conference

Some of Canberra's most inspiring young women will share their leadership insights with delegates at the second annual She Leads College Conference occurring at the University of Canberra tomorrow, Tuesday 26 July 2016.

Hosted by YWCA Canberra, a feminist, not-for-profit organisation, this unique interactive event will provide young women in years 11 and 12 with the opportunity to hear from a diverse group of inspirational young women, including ACT Young Woman of the Year Rachael Stevens.

Frances Crimmins, Executive Director of YWCA Canberra said that the diverse experiences of the speakers would inspire young attendees and promote a broad view of leadership.

‘We’re thrilled to have such an impressive group of speakers, including a radio producer, an author, a design and fabrication expert, a sportswoman, a community development worker and a Flight Lieutenant with the Royal Australian Air Force!,’ said Ms Crimmins.

As the keynote speaker, Amelia Telford, the National Co-Director of Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network will share her leadership journey with attendees. Workshop sessions will provide attendees with practical skills in identifying personal strengths, building confidence and leadership development.

‘As an organisation driven by gender equality, we know that women’s leadership is essential, as is providing safe, welcoming spaces for women of all ages to learn and share with each other.’

The She Leads College Conference will be delivered in collaboration with school leadership experts yLead. In addition, this unique young women’s event would not be possible without Principal Supporter Defence Force Recruiting, She Leads Champion Microsoft and the University of Canberra as the Venue Partner.

The She Leads College Conference follows on from the successful She Leads Conference held in May 2016, which saw more than 250 women gather for a transformative women’s leadership experience. 





Beyond ANU

Date posted

Monday, 25 July 2016