On Tuesday 28 February, the Waikato Women’s Fund (WWF) committee gathered to strategise and plan for 2023.
It was a great chance to review and refine the strategy developed in 2022, and agree focus areas. A key discussion point was the development of an action plan for the WWF for 2023, and moving into 2024 based on the existing strategy.
A key focus for the committee is ensuring the Fund continues to operate under the overall vision, to act in trust for, and are guided by, women and girls of the Waikato – and recognise the diversity of women and girls, and their communities.
As Chantal Baxter, WWF Chairperson, explains: “We have a purpose to help ensure women and girls, and their communities, are achieving their aspirations. Within this, our mission is to grow a fund, make grants, and celebrate women and girls.
“It was fantastic to kick off 2023 as a team working under these guiding principles, and assess our priorities for the year ahead. With several new committee members, we wanted to ensure our focus is in the right places. Key priorities for the year includes driving our membership base and looking for more regular donors to be part of the Fund.
“Another topic was event planning. We decided to hold a fifth birthday celebration in mid-2023 and plan the next Waahine Toa event in the first half of 2024. We’re also going to award some small grants from the Waahine Toa event proceeds of last year, taking onboard feedback from members following our February newsletter.”
All the committee members were part of the session, including Aandrea Murray, Aleise White, Chantal Baxter, Fiona Welch, Kate Cornage, Sarah Krishnan, Tracy Hemingway, and Nicky Preston.
The meeting included a clarification of roles and responsibilities for committee members, to ensure ongoing collaboration and outcomes.
Chantal summarises: “The strategy session really helped us to solidify our focus and I’m looking forward to another great year at the Fund in 2023.”
Thanks to Craigs Investment Partners for hosting this session.