SHE Leads

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YWCA’s SHE Leads® Program is a seven month program for career women which provides practical and reflective leadership development with immediate application in professional and personal life.

Bookings for the 2019 SHE Leads® Program are now open.

Click here to download the 2019 SHE Leads® Program and application.

What can you expect from the SHE Leads® Program?

The SHE Leads® Program will accelerate your career progression by strengthening skills, networks and confidence, enabling you to perform at a higher level and impact positively on your professional advancement. Throughout the program, you will have the opportunity to apply your growing skills and knowledge to your workplace, supported by an experienced mentor who has been selected specifically for you.

Who is this program for?

Any woman who wants to build and develop their leadership capacity. You could already be a manager, a team leader, or supervisor, or your first supervisory role may be the next step in your leadership journey. You could even be new to the workplace and looking for a program that will kick-start your leadership journey.

SHE Leads® Program features:

  • Assessment of leadership style
  • One:One Mentoring from experienced women leaders
  • Practical tools with immediate application in your workplace
  • Professional development workshops and tutorials
  • Networking opportunities
  • Experienced and professional female facilitators
  • Participants from diverse industry backgrounds
  • High quality support materials
  • Graduation event


A key aspect of the SHE Leads® programs is the matching of an experienced mentor to each participant. The Mentor role is a critical component of the success of the SHE Leads® Program, enabling the development of women’s leadership skills, confidence and networks through the provision of a professional and dynamic mentoring experience. Supported by the mentor the participant will set career and leadership development goals and take steps to action them.

Applications to become a SHE Leads® mentor are now open. Click here to download the 2019 SHE Leads Mentor Application to apply.

About the SHE Leads® Program 2019 Facilitator
Nicole Swainenicole-swaine_bw

Nicole has been providing training services for over 10 years in a variety of organisations and has achieved exceptional outcomes in a variety of sectors and fields for her clients. Nicole brings a range of skills and experience to the training environment from her background in Industrial Law for a Multinational Manufacturer to her appointment as one of the youngest CEO’s in the country in her former role as CEO of scosa (Spastic Centers of South Australia).

Nicole has local, national and international experience completing strategic projects and demonstrating results-driven outcomes, bringing a unique and valuable perspective to both individual and team development.

Nicole’s work has been highly awarded by the Telstra Business Women’s Award in two categories as well as the Australian Marketing Institute in four categories. Nicole was named as CPA’s Top 40 Leaders in Australia in 2014 and has been included on the South Australians Women’s honour role.

Nicole aims to share her experience from the commercial and not for profit sector and to connect with training participants so they become inspired to reach their peak performance in the 2019 SHE Leads® Program.

Where can I find out more?

Contact Jemma Taylor Cross [email protected]  or call us on 82039400.

Want to be inspired? Watch this fantastic GoAnimate video by the 2016 SHE Leads® Graduates!