Committee member profile: Ann Graham

Published on 17 Jun 2020

Ann Graham

Communications and marketing specialist

Why are you a member of the WWF?

As a mother, daughter, sister, aunt, wife and friend, being able to work alongside a group of incredible women, all of whom are giving their time and generosity to empowering Waikato women and girls... well, it was an opportunity not to pass up.

What are you most looking forward to about being on the committee?

Raising awareness of this wonderful fund and encouraging other Waikato women to join a group where love, support, empowerment and inspiration is at its core.

What has been a special moment you've experienced through the work of the WWF?

Meeting such a diverse group of professional and inspiring Waikato women and experiencing that instant connection to others wanting to give to, and empower, women and girls in our community.

  • Local Waikato cafe you'll be found in? I'm very lucky to have Jacks Coffee Lounge as my local but Hello Sunshine is also a go-to. Their flat whites are perfectly made and the quotes on their blackboard always make me chuckle.

  • Who is an inspirational woman you look up to? My great aunt - her joie de vivre is infectious, and she shares my love of books, travel and chocolate. In her 90+ years she's experienced a lifetime of love, laughter and tears, but she's always the last one on the dance floor, and she's guaranteed to have 100s and 1000s in the cupboard for making fairy bread.

  • Recommended book/movie/Ted Talk about women: Netflix watch: Brene Brown 'The Call to Courage'; Book: 'Becoming' by Michelle Obama; Movie: Hidden Figures.... and I'm just getting started!

  • Favourite place to visit in the Waikato: Mt Pirongia

  • Hidden talent? I can toast marshmallows over a campfire to perfection!