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WOMAN OF THE WEEK
22 April Louisa Wall
What are the benefits of being a Member of the YWCA of Adelaide?
- One free Board Training session per year
- Discounted rate for SHE Leads Conference tickets
- An annual Member Scholarship position on the SHE Leads Program
- Members can apply for international YWCA opportunities such as attending Commission on the Status of Women, World YWCA Council, and YWCA International Training Institutes
- Networking opportunities with like-minded women at annual events such as the World YWCA Day Round the World Breakfast and AGM
- Discounts at YWCA events and workshops, including during Members Week – each May
- Meet inspiring women leaders at Conversation 1:5:1
Being informed, Belonging and having an Influence
- Stay up to date with relevant information via Newsletters, e-news and regular emails
- Voting for Board Members
- Access discounts at YWCA hotels and hostels around Australia and the world
- Belonging to the world’s oldest and largest women-led membership movement which is actively working to advance gender equality
- Knowing you are contributing to and supporting local programs and advocacy.
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From 1 April 2013 Member Fees have changed. Please click here to read about the changes.
Conversation 1:5:1 brings one inspiring and influential leader together with five YWCA of Adelaide Members for one hour.
Sophie Hyde was our inaugural Conversation 1:5:1 guest in May 2011. The award winning filmmaker is co-founder of South Australia’s Closer Productions and was on the precipice of an exciting peak in her career when she visited us. Sophie spoke about her journey through filmmaking and inspired our Members with her stories of staying true to her creative visions, and persevering in an industry that is not highly regarded for supporting women. One of our Members told us this:
“I felt like I got insight into who she was and how she got to be where she is today and it was lovely to meet her, and have an informal discussion that we all contributed to. I think the informal nature of it really made it a comfortable experience for Sophie, and all of us. I think every interaction I have with the Y strengthens my experience of it. It is always rewarding and uplifting to feel a part of a community of like-minds and partake in the events and programs it runs, or is part of.”
In November 2011 Poh Ling Yeow was YWCA’s Conversation 1:5:1 special guest. The renowned artist and television cook spoke about her two passions of art and cooking and her dedicated years of hard work to survive from her art. Her perseverance was evident and her generous advice for the group of Members was invaluable. Our Members who joined Poh had this to say:
“The conversation was so smooth and the hour went past so quickly. I felt that we could go on for much longer. Poh was very genuine and easy to talk to and she shared some inspiring things with us.”
“Poh inspired me about how to be a leader from within yourself by knowing who you are and what you want to get out of a situation.”
“Thank you tremendously for the opportunity to meet Poh and the others. All were really positive connections. I also received much inspiration and insight to help my career along. I hope the Y continues with these types of sessions. I think they are fantastic for members!”
“I expected to have a good chat with her about her experiences on her life journey - what her struggles were, how she overcame them and any advice she could impart about her industries. She really covered these well and I learnt a lot… It reminded me how vital the organisation is. It can be very hard to be active these days on gender issues as we are so bogged down in our work/study/lives and to have an organisation doing such great work on women's issues and providing great opportunities like this, I feel inspired all over again. It has strenghtened my resolve in feminism and its importance.”
In July 2012 Amanda Blair was the Y’s 1:5:1 guest, only weeks after leaving her long-standing role as Afternoons Presenter on 5AA. The five Members who attended agree it was an “intense” experience, with Amanda sharing countless stories of sexism in the media.
“I really enjoyed the session and I am so happy to have engaged with YWCA in such an exciting way. I am always excited to meet people/organisations that are also agitating for change through policy and hope I can be part of other events that the YWCA offers. Sadly Amanda’s experience confirmed many things I was already aware of, both anecdotally and theoretically, so whilst I was furious I was not surprised. In 2012 it is disappointing to hear one of South Australia's most eminent, respected media identities experience such blatant discrimination however it assures me that my research is valid and relevant in today’s culture. The session fulfilled my expectations and the conversation with Amanda and other participants offered positive opportunities for me to broaden my research approach to frame theory, female leadership and Power. As I said in the session, all these conversations “fill my anger tank” and keep me going in to the hope that I can find alternate ways to produce gender research.”