Shama (Hamilton Ethnic Women's Centre Trust
January 2002 - Present (17 years)
Founding member; trustee and treasurer from incorporation (September 2002) to April 2005, then again since September 2006.
Gained experience in preparing funding applications, including budgets
Development and oversight of internal control systems relating to finance
Gained experience in governance and strategic management, including development of 3-5 year strategic plan.
Gained significant experience in employment issues, including interviewing and appointing staff, and dealing with staffing issues.
Received some training in domestic violence issues.
Worked as Strategic Manager, part-time position in 2015, to build the capacity of the organisation, restructure, secure more and longer-term funding. This has ensured the long-term survival of the organisation.