An Open Letter from YWCA CEO Michelle Phillips

We can challenge gender inequality and disrespect wherever we see it. We can challenge gender stereotypes, or that ‘harmless’ sexist joke. We can call for increased funding for specialist women’s services and community prevention initiatives. We can promote women’s independence and leadership. We can reach out to our friends and family who need support.

Did someone say MONEY?

A collaboration between two unapologetic and badass women, Ladies Talk Money tackles the complicated relationship between women, their finances and the barriers that are keeping them from achieving true financial equality.

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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.