Last week, members of Auckland, Hamilton and National YWCA were were honoured to attend the Women in Governance Awards Gala Dinner. The awards are run by Women on Boards, who aim to achieve equality by elevating women in governance and leadership.
Susan Doughty from the YWCA National board was a finalist in the Inspirational Excellence, and YWCA of Hamilton were the winners in the Outstanding Pathway to Leadership programme. This award recognises an organisation that has provided a pathway that aids the progression of women to governance leadership roles.
Core to our movement is a commitment to good governance and young women’s representation in decision-making. With a Constitutional requirement for 25% young women (aged 30 years or younger) on our board, we are committed to the promotion of young women leaders.
We are so proud of our Hamilton sisters for their success in the awards, and the work all of the YWCAs around New Zealand are doing in fostering strong female leadership.