YWCA Darien/Norwalk Announces
2013-14 Board of Directors
DARIEN, CT – September 19, 2013 – YWCA Darien/Norwalk announced its 2013-14 Board of Directors today. The YWCA is the oldest and largest multicultural women's organization in the world. With over 590 members in lower Fairfield County, the YW provides community service and social activities for children and adults.
The board has extensive experience ranging from finance to communications. The board members are:
President: Julie Forsyth
Vice-President: Deborah Papaeconomou
Treasurer: Elizabeth Svedlund
Corporate Secretary: Jolanda Sutherland
Strategic Planning: Rachel Martin and Mia Mihopoulos
Executive Director: Ellen Kirby
The YW board supports the following initiatives and programs:
· Stand Against Racism: To bring attention to the importance of human rights, YW Darien/Norwalk initiatives include keynote speakers, the YW Race and pledge reading.
· Women of Distinction Awards & Luncheon: These awards celebrate and recognize the many local women who have inspired others with their work to improve our local, national or global community.
· Job Search Support for Women: Having benefited over 2,100 women, this program assists women in all aspects of the job search process.
· Parent Awareness: Providing numerous parenting events throughout the year, this family-focused program provides education to parents and children in order to encourage the healthy, positive development of youth and families.
· Children’s Programs: Toddler Time, Summer Fun and Art Studio are YW enrichment programs open to all members of the community.
· Social Activities: To provide women a place to connect with each other in their community, the YW offers numerous activities for members including Newcomer’s Club, Working Mom’s Network, International Club and Playgroups.
· July 4th Push-n-Pull Parade: This annual event attracts thousands of residents. Families decorate their non-motorized vehicles and parade down the Post Road to Tilley Pond Park for a true community celebration.
The YWCA Darien/Norwalk is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.