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Media Release: Essie Thomas to headline 2020 Lismore Women’s Festival

Singer-songwriter Essie Thomas will be headlining this year’s Lismore Women’s Festival, proudly presented by YWCA Australia. Essie has played at Splendour in the Grass, Woodford Folk Festival and Earth Frequency Festival and is set to make a home stop after touring in the USA and Canada for the past year.

Come join us for a night of laughs

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2020, YWCA Australia are hosting a national Comedy Showcase, presenting some of Australia’s leading young women comedians. We’ll be visiting Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney – so get your tickets now!

Honouring Y Women

YWCA Australia sends our congratulations to the following Y women who were recognised in the 2020 Australia Day Honours List. We recognise their contribution to the YWCA movement, and their dedication to our mission.

Created For Us, By Us: Celebrating IDPwD 2019

In front of a sold-out crowd, the incredible MC Kelly Vincent led a panel made up of local women, Ellen Fraser-Barbour, Jo Agius, Chantal Bongiovanni and Eloise Dibden, through an enlightening and motivating discussion based on the theme for IDPwD 2019: The Future Is Accessible.

Young people leading the green movement

Year 10 students Mia, Sati and Isabella decided to make their passion for the environment the focus of their project through the Youth Frontiers mentoring program.

Reflecting on being President of YWCA Australia

For the past eighteen months since the historic merger of YWCAs around Australia, President Julie Boyd has led a committed board in guiding YWCA Australia through the highs and lows of a merger process.