Women’s Weekly article


Check out one of our current mentors Shirley Barakuta who is also an Alumnae of the Future Leaders programme in this months Women’s Weekly.



YWCA Auckland Supports the Open Letter to NZ Rugby


The Human Rights Commission have penned an open letter to New Zealand Rugby, which asks them to seek support in addressing their internal culture issues. Our CEO, Monica Briggs, co-signed this with other leaders of women’s and allied organisations across New Zealand.
We encourage you to sign it too if you agree. As much as New Zealanders love rugby – we need to respect women.
Click here to sign your name to the open letter
This is in light of the outcome of the internal NZ Rugby investigation into an incident involving a woman named Scarlette and unidentified members of the Chiefs rugby team

Press release for International Women’s Day.


The YWCA Auckland advocates equal pay for equal work, and Chief Executive Monica Briggs says today is the perfect day for businesses to reflect on what more they could be doing to address the gender pay gap. click here for the full press release .

YWCA Auckland Young Women’s Board Internship


We are pleased to announce that we are currently piloting a Board Internship for young women. The purpose of this internship is to provide young women with first hand experience of being involved in a not for profit board with the view that they will be better equipped to undertake a position as a board director subsequent to completing their internship. It also provides a young woman’s perspective to YWCA Auckland Board discussion and decision-making.

This new initiative launched in October 2015, and we are excited to welcome Hannah Johnston as our very first YWCA Auckland Board Intern. Click here and scroll to Board Intern to learn more about Hannah.

Equal Pay Awards 2015 Winners


Congratulations to the Equal Pay 2015 Award winners.

For more info around the award winners please check out our Equal Pay Awards website.

Supreme Award – ANZ Bank 








Gold Award- IAG Insurance








Joint Silver Award – Bell Gully

Bell Gully







Joint Silver Award – ERO







Bronze Award- New Zealand Defense Force










Seeking new board members.


We are seeking to recruit three Board members who have a range of skills, experience and qualifications  one of whom is under the age of 30.

The YWCA has a long and proud history of making real differences for the lives of women and thereby for society. You will be helping to keep this heritage alive. You will be a role model for women and a member of a high performing team.

Click here for more details.



Part time – Finance Manager


We are looking for a part time Finance Manager to join our fantastic team in Newmarket. This role could be during school hours only so would be perfect for someone returning to work.

Reporting to our wonderful CEO, this role will take responsibility for financial management and reporting. We are are looking for an experienced Finance Manager who is analytical, has outstanding attention to detail and has great time management skills. While experience in a not for profit environment is not essential, an empathy for the values and goals of the YWCA is.

Please share this with anyone you know who may be suitable.

Please email your CV and covering letter to Brigette Watkin at: Brigette@akywca.org.nz by 5pm, Monday 17th August 2015.

UN Women’s Flagship Report


29 April:  UN Women have launched their flagship report Progress of the World’s Women, titled “Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights”. Fusing human rights and economic policymaking, this report provides insight and analysis on what makes economies work for women, and how we can make them a reality, for the benefit of all.

It offers a comprehensive review on women’s rights around the world, and outlines policy priorities for governments to address in order to achieve social and economic equality.


YWCA Auckland programmes receive generous support from...
  • ASB Community Trust

  • Perpetual Guardian
  • The trusts charitable foundation
    Skycity Auckland Community Trust

YWCA of Auckland New Zealand

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