世界女青年會新領導者的誕生

本會陳羿谷理事翻譯

歷經100%有效票的選舉後,世界女青年會的新任會長與司庫就此揭曉。現場會眾歡聲雷動,向未來的會長千里達多巴哥籍Deborah Thomas與司庫美國籍Carolyn Flowers致意。帶有西印度小調曲風的格瑞那達YWCA會歌,隨之而來的舞蹈與慶典,透過擴音器盈滿整個會場的所有角落。

Deborah Thomas曾於2003至2005年擔任千里達多巴哥YWCA的會長。其於任內統籌策略方案、人資運用、政策、程序作業等各項關鍵機制的發展,以永續支持YWCA的良好管理。Thomas女士於2007-2011任世界女青年會的副會長之一,長期領導、奧援加勒比海地區的方案運動。Thomas目前於千里達的西班牙發展公司擔任東部港口總經理,並擔任西印度大學之兼任講師。

Carolyn Flowers現為美國YWCA東南區經理。在此之前,她於2001年起擔任其所屬分會的執行長。Flowers女士為YWCA提供其25年來於銀行、金融界所累積的經驗,擔任世界女青年會理事,並於30個以上的各類委員會貢獻所長。 Carolyn Flowers目前正於杜克大學攻讀非營利事業管理學位。

世界女青年會在此恭賀新任會長與司庫,期許她們勝任愉快、會務成功!

右為新任會長Deborah Thomas,左為司庫美國籍Carolyn Flowers

 

From the World YWCA Website

After a voting session which reached a 100% voter turnout rate, the new President & Treasurer of the YWCA World Board were announced. The crowd gave a standing ovation & vociferous cheer to Deborah Thomas who was elected as president & Carolyn Flowers who will serve as the next treasurer. Dancing & celebration ensued as the calypso YWCA song of Grenada played over the loudspeakers.

Deborah Thomas is from Trinidad & Tobago, where she served as the President of the YWCA of Trinidad & Tobago from 2003-2005. During her tenure, she led the development of a strategic plan, employee handbook & policy & procedure manual as well as many other key mechanisms to support continued good governance in the YWCA. Ms. Thomas has served as Vice-President of the World YWCA & continues to lead & support the movement within the Caribbean. Thomas is currently the Managing Director of East Port of Spain Development Company in Trinidad & lectures part-time at the University of the West Indies.

Carolyn Flowers is from the United States of America, where she is currently the Regional Manager of the YWCA's Southeast Region. Previously, she served as the CEO of her local YWCA since 2001. Ms. Flowers came to the YWCA with over twenty-five years of banking & finance experience. Flowers served on the board of the World YWCA & has served on over thirty boards in various capacities. Carolyn Flowers is currently pursuing a certificate in non-profit management at Duke University.

Deborah & Carolyn will begin their terms after World Council & will act as President & Treasurer until 2015.

The World YWCA congratulates the new President & Treasurer & wishes them much success in their new roles!