YWCA Australia - One Entity

With the merger of YWCA Adelaide, Albury-Wodonga, Broken Hill, Darwin, NSW, Perth, Queensland and Victoria the YWCA is a prominent for purpose national organisation with over 300 team members dedicated to supporting women to have greater opportunities across Australia.
This is a milestone for the YWCA movement, a movement that has a global reach and a rich history of more than 130 years in Australia. The national merger decision has been more than three years in the making, including consultation with a wide range of experts, consultants and not-for-profit peer organisations. The decision to merge was informed by the opportunity to create a sustainable organisation and to thrive in a changing sector.
“YWCAs around Australia have contributed significant impact for girls, young women, women in our communities, the gap for support only grows. Now as one organization we are in a strong position to drive forward a global agenda for equal opportunities for women.” said Michelle Phillips, CEO of YWCA Australia “it is also important to retain a local focus to ensure Australia’s diverse communities of women continue to be well supported". 
 Julie Boyd YWCA Australia President says of the merge “The YWCA in Australia is a remarkable organisation, shaped through the generations by inspiring women. We will continue being courageous and look forward working with key stakeholders to increase the opportunities for women across Australia.” 
YWCA Australia is a strong, unified, national, feminist organisation of women, young women and girls, working to achieve gender equality.