2020 - Passionate and Articulate Advocate for Gender Equality
Frances is a passionate and articulate advocate for gender equality.
As Chief Executive Officer of YWCA Canberra, Frances impacts the lives of thousands of women in the ACT each year. She has built a network of government, corporate and philanthropic partners to sustain the for-purpose work of the organisation. Under her leadership, YWCA Canberra has expanded the She Leads women’s leadership and professional development programs and initiatives; launched Rentwell, the ACT’s first charitable property management service; and Next Door, a housing and support service for older women experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness.
She is also a Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Pay Equity Ambassador.