For the second consecutive year, YWCA Canberra has achieved a citation as an Employer of Choice from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA). The citations are awarded to employers that recognise gender equality as a top priority and embed policies and practices within their organisations to advance equal opportunities for women.
Executive Director Frances Crimmins is passionate about leading change for women and also works to promote gender equality through her role as a WGEA Pay Equity Ambassador. “Gender equality is at the core of what we do. Our purpose is to empower women and girls and our work in providing community services, quality training, early childhood services and advocacy underpin this mission." Only 90 organisations nationwide have been recognised by WGEA, with just two of those from Canberra – YWCA Canberra and the University of Canberra.
YWCA Canberra is a feminist, not-for-profit community organisation that has been providing community services and representing women’s issues in the Canberra community since its establishment in 1929. With a diverse staff of approximately 250 working across 30 programs, YWCA Canberra has a range of policies in place to promote gender equality, including domestic violence leave, parental leave options and flexible work arrangements. You can find out more about YWCA Canberra on their website.