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One Year Anniversary of our Lakehouse pop-up!

Celebrating the one year anniversary of our Lakehouse popup with over 50 women housed, 50% of whom have experienced domestic or family violence. Thank you to our many partners who helped to transform Lakehouse into a home, and Rob Pradolin for his ongoing support and innovative solutions to homelessness.

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Opportunity for YWCA Australia Life Members

Are you a life member of YWCA Australia? We’re looking for two life members to join two Nominations Committee members to form the Life Member Selection Group. The Life Membership Selection Group will assess YWCA Life Member nominations against agreed selection criteria to determine two new Life Members for 2019/2020.

Vote for YWCA’s Our Happy Women program

Members of the YWCA Australia’s Our Happy Women program are calling on the local community to rally to support their funding application to establish a local cultural arts hub and social enterprise to transform the lives of Aboriginal women and their families, providing a vehicle for social and economic self-determination.


We’re a finalist in the Sydney City Regional Business Awards

We’re celebrating the nomination of Song Hotel and Kitchen as a finalist in the category of “Excellence in Social Enterprise” in the Sydney City Regional Business Awards! Song Hotel and Kitchen are part of YWCA Australia’s Profit for Purpose business model. The profits of these commercial businesses go towards supporting YWCA programs and services for women, young women and girls.

YWCA National Housing and YWCA Housing Board Changes

We would like to announce some recent changes to roles on the YWCA National Housing and YWCA Housing Boards. As of 1 July 2019, Anna Draffin is the new Chair and Kirsty Rourke is the new Deputy Chair of both Boards.

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Creating Organisational Success with Female Leadership

Are you a talented professional woman ready to take the next step in your professional career? Do you lead an organisation looking to promote talented female leaders? YWCA Australia’s SHE Leads® program delivers real, measurable, results for women aspiring to advance their careers with many women moving onto management positions following the program.