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Opportunities to spend time with like-minded women, have fun, network, advance your personal and professional development and support our important work.

YWCA Adelaide holds a range of annual events such as the SHE Leads Conference, SHE Leads High, SHE Votes, World YWCA Day Round the World Breakfast, AGM and SHE Meets Social Sessions also hold regular activities.


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SHE Leads Conference 2018

Friday, 7th September 2018

2018 SHE LEADS CONFERENCE ‘LEARNING FROM DIFFERENCE TO HARVEST THE COLLECTIVE’ FRIDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER 2018 ADELAIDE CONVENTION CENTRE South Australia’s premier women’s leadership conference, SHE Leads is a full day of inspiration and invigoration aimed at defining and debating women’s leadership and empowering the next generation of female leaders. With high profile keynote speakers, skills-building... more

Round the World Breakfast 2018

28th April 2018

Round the World Breakfast    WHERE: Mama Jambo, 12 Eliza Street, Adelaide 5000 WHEN: Saturday, 28th of April 2018 TIME: 9.30am – 11.30am Join YWCA Adelaide in celebrating World YWCA Day on Saturday, 28th of April! We’ll be hosting a members breakfast to fund raise for our Encore program, an after-care program for women who have... more

Women Rock the Square

Thursday, 8th March 2018

Women Rock the Square Where: Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga When: Thursday 8th March, 12pm – 2pm YWCA Adelaide is partnering with the City of Adelaide to present Women Rock the Square on International Women’s Day! Head down to Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga  on Thursday 8th of March 2018 to listens to some incredible lady musos, munch on... more

#SHEVotes2018 (SOLD OUT)

Thursday, 8th February 2018

The Primary Election Forum for Women’s Issues in SA Have your say on the issues that impact women in South Australia #SHEVotes2018 is proudly supported by Kilikanoon Wines Thursday, 8th February, 2018 Ayers House 5.30pm – 7.30pm Hear from each political party about their policies on women ‘Speed Date’ sitting politicians and election candidates, have... more

Adelaide White Ribbon March

Saturday 25 November

White Ribbon March Adelaide 2017 The Family and Domestic Violence Advocacy Network in SA invites you to attend the 2017 Adelaide White Ribbon March: Saturday 25th November – 10am Tardanyangga (Victoria Square) March to Parliament House – speeches at Parliament House Saturday 25th November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women,... more

YWCA Adelaide AGM

Thursday October 12th, 6-8pm

Thursday October 12th, 6 – 8pm  Box Factory Community Centre  It’s AGM time of year again! And YWCA Adelaide’s 137th Annual General Meeting is going a special one not to miss out on. When: Thursday 12th October 6-8pm (including networking and nibbles from 7:30-8pm). Where: Box Factory Community Centre (59 Regent St South, Adelaide) This year is an... more

Women, Peace & Security Roundtable

Wednesday 26 September

Join us in Adelaide on Wednesday September 26, for a civil society discussion on Women, Peace and Security. What does peace mean to you? What does security mean? What should Australia be doing differently to build peace and security in Australia and our region? The global challenges of climate change, extreme poverty and inequality, armed... more

SHE Leads Conference 2017

Thursday 31 August 2017

South Australia’s only women’s leadership Conference, SHE Leads is a full day of inspiration and invigoration aimed at defining and debating women’s leadership and empowering the next generation of female leaders. With high profile keynote speakers, skills-building breakout sessions, and networking opportunities, the SHE Leads Conference is an event not to miss. Held annually in... more

YWCA Round the World Breakfast 2017

Saturday 22 April, 9:30am-11:30am

Join us on Saturday 22 April in celebration of World YWCA Day for a fundraising breakfast supporting Encore, an after-care program for women who have experienced breast cancer. Every year in April, YWCAs around the world commemorate World YWCA Day (April 24), highlighting the history and achievements of the global YWCA movement. In 2003, the YWCA of Australia... more

SHE Leads High Conference 2017

Friday 19 May 2017

Friday 19th May 9am – 3:30 pm (registration opens 8:30 am) Adelaide Convention Centre  For girls in years 10-12 at high school, YWCA Adelaide’s SHE Leads High Conference is South Australia’s only leadership Conference for girls, designed to inspire pathways for future success. Featuring a range of guest speakers, panel and break-out sessions, this full... more


Thursday 20 April: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

The Addressing Violence Alliance (AVA) is a collaborative partnership between a number of lead agencies in the community services, health and criminal justice sectors. AVA is committed to increasing the capacity of the South Australian workforce in responding to and preventing violence. AVA is pleased to be hosting their 2017 forum: Interpersonal violence and LGBTIQ... more

SHE Votes Pre-Election Forum 2016

Tuesday 31 May, 6 - 7:30 pm

South Australia’s premier election event focusing on women’s issues.  Time to put your voting glasses on! As we head to a federal election on 2 July, YWCA Adelaide, in collaboration with other leading women’s groups in South Australia, is thrilled to be hosting SHE Votes 2016! With federal candidates from across political parties attending, the format of this... more

YWCA Round The World Breakfast – Tickets on sale now!

Saturday 30 April, 9-11:30am

Every year in April, YWCAs around the world commemorate World YWCA Day (April 24), highlighting the history and achievements of the global YWCA movement. In 2003, the YWCA of Australia held the first annual YWCA Round the World Breakfast. Over a 24-hour period, from country to country, and continent to continent, YWCAs in over 40 countries participated in... more

SHE Leads Boards – Masterclass

6 February 2016

YWCA Adelaide’s first SHE Leads Boards Masterclass – Board CV Preparation and Board Interview Skills – is a two hour interactive workshop you will discover your key strengths for board application, develop a high quality Board CV and fine tune your interviewing skills.  A tool-kit of high quality reference materials will also be provided. Some of... more

SHE Leads Board Training

14 November

A SHE Leads Board Training session is being held on Wednesday 21 September 2016 from 6pm – 8:30pm at the YWCA Adelaide office, 17 Hutt Street, Adelaide. Delivered as an interactive, simulated board meeting, SHE Leads Board Training is a three hour governance workshop designed to increase the number of board-ready women in South Australia.... more

Meet the Board Nominees

15 September 2015

Twenty one women have nominated for YWCA Adelaide’s Board at the 2015 Elections. There are four vacancies to fill and our Members elect Board Directors. Meet the Board Nominees provides YWCA Adelaide Members an opportunity to speak directly to those women seeking election. It’s a relaxed and informal gathering which allows nominees and Members to... more

Crossing the Bridge Workshops

Begins Thursday 6th August 2015

Are you an African woman with a disability? Are you an African mother of a child with a disability? Are you a wife or a female relative of an African man with a disability? Then you are invited to join us for our monthly Crossing the Bridge Workshops! Monthly Group Activities for African Women with... more

2015 SHE Leads Conference

21 August 2015

South Australia’s premier young women’s leadership event returns this August with a stellar line up of speakers and a full day of inspiration and invigoration. Invest in your leadership journey at YWCA of Adelaide’s SHE Leads Conference on Friday 21 August at the National Wine Centre. Tickets are on sale now, and you can see... more