We are looking for young women* who are raising their voices, challenging the status quo and fighting for a fairer Aotearoa. Young women who are rewriting stories for wāhine toa.
Help us spotlight their achievements by nominating them. It's free to enter and you can nominate yourself if you want.
Nominations will close 14th of February 2020.
*Anyone who identifies as a girl or woman
The Y25 List will feature 25 incredible young women, aged 25 year or younger, who are future leaders in their fields.
We’re looking for young women who are living their ‘why’. They are doers, makers, shakers, change-makers and community leaders doing incredible things to wake up and change their world. They may have just started out or already be kicking goals, but wherever they are on the journey we want to celebrate them!
We are calling on schools, employers, sports clubs, community groups, parents and friends to consider if they have a Y25 in their midst.
The list with 25 young women will be announced during Youth Week 9th of May 2020.
For over 140 years, YWCA has supported the well-being, development and achievement of young women in New Zealand. With strong feminist roots, our work nurtures young women’s leadership and amplifies their real experiences and voices.
YWCA will elect a panel of formidable Kiwi women to make up the judging panel for The Y25 List. The list with the 25 young women will be announced during Youth week 9th of May 2020.