Y Connect

This project is funded by Julia Farr MS Mcleod Benevolent Fund

The Y Connect project is building a community of women living with disability.

Through fostering our member relationships, connecting with the broader YWCA community of established women, and offering events, workshops, mentoring and more, we aim to remove career barriers faced by women living with disability. These may be barriers to entering (or re-entering) the workforce into positions that suit their skills and passions, achieving promotions or changes within their careers, or engaging in meaningful volunteer work.

Y Connect is a flexible project, where members can opt into events at any time, making commitments that suit their own availability and interests.

These include:

  • Workshops & other learning opportunities
  • Networking events
  • One-on-one mentorships with established women in relevant fields
  • One off ‘speed mentoring’ connections with women established in relevant fields.
  • Social events, both specifically for people with disability AND for the broader YWCA

The Y Connect community aims to connect, support and genuinely empower women with disabilities to explore their goals and aspirations and build connections that may help them realise their ambitions. Every Y Connect event is a welcoming and safe space for anyone identifying as a woman living with disability. We encourage questions or suggestions of events you’d like to participate in.

Find out more about Y Connect:

Email, text or call Lisa & Belle

0437 650 946 or [email protected]

To join our mailing list, and keep up to date with all the opportunities Y Connect offers, you can sign up here:

If email isn’t your thing and you’d prefer to use our Facebook group to stay updated on everything happening with Y Connect, you can request to join our closed group here: