The YWCA of Aotearoa New Zealand is excited to welcome Liv Doogue, as our current Executive Officer Alanna Irving goes on parental leave.
Liv brings a diverse range of skills from her experiences as a digital marketing manager, founder of an ethical fashion website, and general manager of a fair trade coffee business.
"While this will be my first experience working in the NGO sector, I have always had a strong sense of social justice and have been lucky to work for some amazing values-lead businesses in the past."
"I am passionate about women’s rights and gender equality, and particularly interested in economic independence as a tool for change and empowerment. I am so excited to be joining the YWCA to be a part of the wonderful work they are doing here in Aotearoa."
YWCA Co-President Susan Doughty explains why now is the perfect time for Liv to bring fresh energy and ideas.
"The YWCA Aotearoa is at a turning point of achieving some real change. We have Alanna to thank for getting us on track and setting us up for a great future. As Alanna embarks on her new adventure with baby in tow, we welcome the very capable Liv on board to continue the journey."
"Liv has a wealth of experience that will be of great value not only to our national movement, but all of our local member associations. I am excited by the steps we are taking, and believe that Liv will be a great support in helping us achieve our collective objectives."
"Welcome aboard Liv, and thank you Alanna! You are both very special ladies."