YWCA is proud to announce a new project, funded by Julia Farr MS Mcleod Benevolent Fund: 

Y Connect

YWCA’s Y Connect seeks to empower women, particularly young women living with disability to progress their goals for employment or career development.

This free mentoring and workshop program will build participants knowledge and use of their personal strengths, set goals and develop confidence, while being supported to engage in a mainstream women’s organisation. Y Connect aims to expand networks and build personal professional development.

Program includes;

  • Fortnightly face to face leadership development workshops over first 3 months
  • One to one mentoring match
  • Group speed mentoring event
  • Connection with YWCA
  • Ongoing support

YWCA are now seeking participants and mentors to join Y Connect

Are you a woman living with disabilities?

Are you interested in a program that helps your chances of finding employment or progressing your career?

Would you like to meet and connect with other women who share similar experiences?


Places are limited and some eligibility criteria applies. We encourage you to contact us to express interest in the program.

Mentoring Plus for Y Connect – Applications Open 

The Y Connect program is currently looking for experienced women to make their knowledge and networks available to assist a woman living with disability to develop her strengths and progress her work or career goals. 

Previous experience or knowledge of working in disability is not required. YWCA welcomes expressions of interest from experienced women interested in supporting and empowering a woman living with disability. YWCA will provide training for ‘Mentoring Plus’ and ongoing support over the life of the match.


Click here to Download Mentor Information and Application Form

Download the Y Connect Flyer here


Women of Wisdom Speed Networking Event

Y Connect hosted a Speed Networking Event on Thursday 14th June. To learn more about the event click here


For more information please contact:

Lisa Gascoigne
call or text: 82039400  or  0437 650 946

Carmel Green