Meeting/Conference Reports


Musimbi Kanyaro headlines at WSC 99th annual meeting

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Former World YWCA General Secretary Musimbi Kanyaro was the keynote speaker at the 99th annual meeting of the World Service Council held in Washington, DC June 7 in conjunction with the YWCA USA Conference. Just ending her role as the CEO of the Global Fund for Women, she spoke about her plans to return to … Read More

World YWCA and World Service Council Members at CSW 62

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

The 62nd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women that ended as of March 24th. As many will know, the Commission was created along with the UN in 1948 to be a helpful organization for women much as UNICEF has been for children, and it has been holding annual sessions at the … Read More

World Service Council Holds 97th Annual Meeting in NYC!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The YWCA World Service Council held its gala 97th Annual Meeting last week in New York City with all the major YWCA leaders and a large audience attending, along with member Abby Disney who was a featured speaker. Connie Tate presented a report on WSC’s very successful year during the morning business meeting at which … Read More

World YWCA highlighted at YWCA USA Conference

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Interim YWCA USA CEO Casey Harden made a point in her opening speech to the 400 conference attendees July 15 that YWCA USA has taken on the strategic goal of the World YWCA to actively engage women, 30 and under, in all aspects of the organization – from leadership down to grassroots. She announced the … Read More

Reception Welcomes YWCA World Delegation

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

YWCA USA and World Service Council hosted a reception for the World YWCA delegation to the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women Sunday, March 13th at the Yale Club. It was a wonderful get-together highlighted by three young women (from Tanzania, USA, and Papua New Guinea) speaking about what challenges they faced in their … Read More

95th WSC Annual Meeting Highlights

Thursday, December 3, 2015

The 95th Annual Meeting of the World Service Council (WSC), held Nov. 12th at the Cosmopolitan Club in New York City, was rich in content and well attended. The program re-energized all of us in the work we do for women and children here and abroad. YWCA CEO Dara Richardson-Heron gave an impressive report with … Read More

World Council 2015 envisions a better world for young women

Thursday, October 22, 2015

More than 400 women from 73 countries gathered in Bangkok, Thailand for the 28th YWCA World Council Oct. 11-17. The YWCA USA delegation was 38 strong with CEO Dara Richardson-Heron and National Board Chair Marsha Henderson heading up the six voting delegates that included Paula Penebaker, Andrea Thaxton, Devan Drabik and Eileen Qui. World Service … Read More

World YWCA Delegation to CSW Welcomed at Reception

Thursday, March 12, 2015

From left to right: Former World Service Council Chair Joyce Mims, YWCA USA CEO Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron, YWCA USA Board Chair Paula Penebaker, World YWCA President Deb Thomas, World YWCA General Secretary Nyaradzyai Gumbonzvanda, World Service Council Chair Connie TateOne hundred World YWCA delegates representing 43 countries to the UN’s Commission on the Status of … Read More

World YWCA Prepares for 28th World Council in Thailand

Thursday, January 29, 2015

With the theme Bold and Transformative Leadership – Towards 2035, the World YWCA is busy planning for the 28th World Council that will be held at the Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao in Bangkok, Thailand Oct. 11-17, 2015. The convention centre is ideally located in the city centre with superb surroundings. Bangkok is as … Read More