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Speech by Young Women’s Councillor at the Lismore Women’s Festival

This speech was delivered by Aurora Sapphire Matchett, a YWCA Young Women’s Councillor at the Lismore Women’s Festival held from 6-8 March 2020.

Top 5 Tips for Young Women and Girls Developing their Leadership Journey

We’ve compiled five top tips for young women and girls hoping to become board members, with the input of the YWCA Young Women’s Council and other young woman board members.

Media Release: Supporting more young women on boards

Australia’s leading feminist organisation has launched a new traineeship aimed at boosting the number of young women on boards.

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.