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Message from our Chair in recognition of International Women’s Day 2020
NCCH staff recently celebrated International Women’s Day 2020. Chair Robyn Hordern has drawn on the theme for this year’s IWD “An equal world is an enabled world” and shared the following thoughts.
“I am very proud of the number of capable women who work for North Coast Community Housing. Our organisation currently employs 31 staff – 25 of whom are women, led by a Board of Directors comprising four women – Carolyn Parker, Marg Kaszo, Jan Mangleson and myself (out of 7 Directors). The Board works with our CFO Tanya Harmon and the other female members of our Leadership Group – Rachel Savage, Helen Maher, Mel Allen, Andrea Loquet and Moira McDade, to lead all staff to strive for a high level of service.
We also have a Tenant Council which is a group of tenant representatives who provide input to the organisation from a tenant’s perspective, and two of the members are women – Dolores Close (Chair) and Diane Caton (pictured, left).
Once upon a time this would have been unheard of! We have certainly come a long way from the days where input was not sought from the women in our community.
NCCH works hard to assist all of its tenants as well as those on the housing wait list who want somewhere to call home. NCCH continues to lobby government at all levels for funding to provide more affordable housing options for the disadvantaged people in our community. Statistics show that approximately 61% of housing applicants on the Far North Coast are women in desperate need of somewhere to live and this is unacceptable! Something needs to be done to address this problem if we are to ever live in an equal world.
I hope women everywhere embraced International Women’s Day 2020 and celebrated in whatever way they could on the day.”
Each of our offices celebrated #IWD2020 with an afternoon tea … here are some photos from the events ….