Betty Ferguson volunteered at the Canberra YWCA to share her knowledge and skills in fnance gained from nearly 30 years experience in public administration, education and training.She served on the YWCA Board, with fve years as Treasurer. Her involvement led to a greater understanding of the usefulness of fnancial reports, and to better strategically negotiate the usability of assets.
While assisting with the YWCA Women out Front workshop series, Betty developed a ‘Finance Workshop’ session, now delivered yearly, and now part of the She Leads Diploma course. She is a generous fnancial donor to YWCA Canberra, funding two scholarships for young women to attend the She Leads Conference, as well as donating hand-made quilts for the annual silent auction.
Betty’s engagement with the YWCA has made a feminist difference by providing for the mentoring of young women, both in leadership and fnancial competence.