REFLECT | GROW | THRIVE webinar series by YWCA Australia

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As a young women’s organisation, YWCA Australia are passionate about supporting young women’s development! We are delighted to deliver this ten-part webinar series in the lead-up to International Day of the Girl 2020.

Access to these webinars is free for YWCA members – and membership is free! Sign up as a member today. 

Session OutlineMon 5 October 2020 at 11.30am
Beyond Bath Bombs (Self-care, resilience, mental health and managing burnout)

Sacha King in conversation with Julia Goodall
Instagram might tell you that ‘self care’ is about bath bombs and sheet masks – but there’s so much more to self-care and resilience! In this webinar, social worker and counsellor Sacha King of Two Two One will have a conversation with Julia Goodall about what resilience, self-care and mental health looks like for young women, especially in the middle of a pandemic. Sacha will discuss the importance of staying connected to people, culture and place for mental, physical, spiritual and social health.
Mon 5 October 2020 at 3pm
Careers vs Jobs (Finding passion in your work)
Presented by Elizabeth Knight
Passion is what turns a job into a career – when you have a sense of purpose in your day-to-day work and when you set goals that you work to achieve. In this session, we’ll discuss how to find your passion in the work that you do, how to follow your passion to another career path, and how to share your passion with others. Along the way, we’ll give you tips on networking, applying for jobs, and continuous learning and education.
Tuesday 6 October 2020 at 1pm
We Have to Talk (Navigating challenging conversations with difficult people)

Panel session featuring Carly Findlay, Sara Saleh and Tessa Caramia
We Have to Talk. We can’t always avoid challenging or difficult conversations, but we can work on navigating them with active listening, mindful communication, and engaging with intent. In this panel event, Carly Findlay is joined by Sara Saleh and Tessa Caramia as they discuss their own unique approaches to navigating these challenging conversations with difficult people.
Tuesday 6 October 2020 at 7:30pm 
Powerful Public Speaking with Impact (Assertiveness and communicating your message) 

In conversation with Lucille Cutting and Nkechi Anele, founders of The Pin
Everyone has a story to tell, a voice to be heard, and a message to share. In this session, the founders of 
The Pin, Lucille Cutting and Nkechi Anele, share their journey in creating Australia’s most diverse discussion platform and reflect on the lessons they have learned on the best way to raise diverse voices and identities to challenge dominant narratives. As radio hosts and producers themselves, they have stories to share from the world of broadcast and online journalism!

Wednesday 7 October 2020 at 2pm
People Power (How to get into activism and advocacy)

Panel discussion featuring Tal Fitzpatrick, Cat Nadel and Miller Soding
We all have issues that we’re passionate about – climate justice, racial and gender equality, disability rights, economic security and social supports – and we can do something about it! On this panel, craftivist Dr. Tal Fitzpatrick, Cat Nadel and Miller Soding discuss different ways in which people can have their voices and opinions heard as activists and advocates.

Wednesday 7 October 2020 at 7:30pm
It’s Our Future (Climate justice is a feminist issue)
In conversation with Varsha Yajman, Natalie Isaacs and Ella Simons
Climate change is a global challenge that burdens all humanity, but not equally. Women are uniquely affected due to economic vulnerability, care responsibilities and lesser access to resources. At the same time though, women are uniquely empowered to have an impact in the fight for climate justice! In this session, Varsha Yajman, Natalie Isaacs and Ella Simons discuss the role that young women and girls can play in the climate justice movement.

Thursday 8 October 2020 at 11.30am
Respectful Relationships (Identifying red flags and preventing gender-based violence)
Panel discussion featuring Khadija Gbla, Natahsa Alexander and more!
Violence against women, or gender-based violence, is a serious and widespread problem in Australia – but it is preventable. In this session, Khadija Gbla, Natasha Alexander and other star panellists will share their own experiences of gender-based violence and provide their advice in recognising the red flags within relationships, and the defining characteristics of respectful relationships.

Note, this session comes with a trigger warning for discussions of gender-based violence.

Thursday 8 October 2020 at 4pm
Gender Equality in the Workplace (Knowing your rights at work)
Presented by Rae Cooper
Best Wishes, Regards, Thanks, or Yours Sincerely? If you’re new to the workforce, the nuances of working life can be difficult enough to get a handle on, so what do you do when the issue you’re facing is significantly larger than choosing an email sign-off? In this session, our presenter will discuss some of the issues that young women might face in the workplace including parental leave, gender-based discrimination, workplace entitlements, wage theft, workplace bullying, unfair dismissal and more. Learn about your rights in the workplace and where to turn for more assistance if you face one of these situations.

Friday 9 October 2020 at 12.30pm
Action, Not Words (How to be a good ally)
Panel discussion featuring Belle Owen, Mehak Sheikh and Nayuka Gorrie
The first step to being a good ally is to recognise the privileges in life that you benefit from – either directly or indirectly – and then to work on transferring and extending these benefits to those who don’t have it. The next steps? Join our panellists Belle Owen, Mehak Sheikh and Nayuka Gorrie in this session exploring what allyship means for people with disability, for people of colour, for First Nations people, for LGBTIQ+ people, and what you can do to be a good ally.

Friday 9 October 2020 at 4pm
Decolonising Feminism: Centering BIPOC voices in the feminist movement
In conversation with Manal Younus and TBC.
White Feminism is not the feminism we need. BIPOC women are leading the intersectional feminist movement - from Kimberlé Crenshaw to Tarana Burke, to Australia's own Manal Younus and TBC. In this session, Manal and TBC discuss what needs to happen to ensure that the feminism movement in Australia is truly intersectional in nature.


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