In today’s interview, I asked Anna what legacy she would like to leave behind when her tenure as CEO of YWCA NSW was over. One of her key objectives is to gain exposure for the wonderful work of the YWCA and to make the organisation better known, understood and supported. Anna explained, “One of the lovely things about the organisation is how many women who have had an opportunity for success in their own lives are prepared to work either as mentors for young women, or be on the Board, or in some way support the work that we’re doing. Either because they’ve had some personal experiences earlier in their lives – hardship or difficulties that they’ve overcome, or they understand even though they might have had success it’s not as easy for others and are prepared to do what they can”.
Anna goes on to say how delighted she was with the appointment last year of Elizabeth Bryan as President of YWCA NSW. Elizabeth is one of Australia’s most successful board directors. Her appointment to the YWCA was her first non-for-profit board position and she wanted to work with an organisation that is making a difference. YWCA NSW supports vulnerable people across the state at times in their lives when they need it most, regardless of their age, religion or gender. They help individuals, families and whole communities develop behaviours and skills to become strong and self-reliant. Click HERE to learn more about their work.