Calling on Generations of Visionaries

Members of the World Service Council, YWCA USA and World YWCA members and guests will come together for the 101st virtual meeting of the Council on Friday, Oct. 22 from 1-3 p.m. EDT to kick off our next century of service. Calling on all generations of visionaries, the event promises to inspire and re-imagine the future by building on the past to create a better, more equitable world for women and girls.

This event promises to be a true celebration of the work we’ve done while we ardently explore new ideas and actions for the century ahead.

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Keynote Speaker

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Former Executive Director of UN Women (2013-2021)

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is the Former Executive Director of UN Women, the former Deputy President of South Africa, the Founder of Umlambo Foundation, a Gender Activist, and a Campaigner for Universal Access to Education. She was sworn into office on 19 August 2013 and brought a wealth of experience and expertise to this position, having devoted her career to issues of human rights, equality and social justice. Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka has worked in government, private sector and civil society and was actively involved in the struggle to end apartheid in her home country of South Africa. Read more.


Muna Kaldawi-Killingback

Moderator: World YWCA Intern (1990, USA)

Adaeze Muonyelu

YWCA Nigeria, World YWCA Intern (2020)

Hannah Athaliah James

YWCA Papua New Guinea, World YWCA Intern (2020)

Annie Priyanka Kumar

YWCA Secunderabad, World YWCA Intern (2021)

Musimbi Kanyoro

President & CEO of Global Fund for Women

Distinguished Speakers

Elaine Carlson

Co-Chair, YWCA World Service Council

Casey Harden

General Secretary, World YWCA

Tina Herrera

President, YWCA USA

Wanda A. Hendricks

Author & Distinguished Professor Emerita

Gloria Chun Hoo

Co-Chair, YWCA World Service Council

Mildred Morrison

Co-Chair, YWCA World Service Council

Mira Rizeq

President, World YWCA


Joyce Mims

Joyce Mims

Former YWCA WSC Chair (1989-2011)
Constance Tate

Constance Tate

Former YWCA WSC Chair (2011-2019)