The Young Women’s Advisory Panel is a group of 30 women aged 18 to 30 from across England and Wales. The panel gives power to young women. They are at the center of Young Women’s Trust: leading, designing and participating.
The panel join events, training and they connect at a residential weekend twice a year.
Each young woman can be a member of the panel for 2 years, giving them a chance to form lasting friendships with the group.
They guide the work that Young Women’s Trust does by taking part in discussions, interviewing new staff, talking to the media and writing for our blog.
Who is part of the panel
The panel welcomes women with experience of living on low or no pay or those who are not in full time education. This could mean being unemployed, in low paid work or insecure work.
Women on the panel might also be young mums, having caring responsibilities, not have many qualifications, be a care leaver, disabled or experiencing mental health issues. They might have experienced other barriers to work, for example sexual harassment, substance abuse, violence or have experience of the criminal justice system.