What is the Advisory Panel?
The Young Women’s Trust Advisory Panel is a group of 30 women aged 18 to 30 who are living across England and Wales. Our panel gives power to young women. They are at the heart of Young Women’s Trust: leading, designing and participating.
They guide Young Women’s Trust’s work by taking part in discussions, interviewing new staff, talking to the media and writing for our blog. The panel join Young Women’s Trust training and events and they meet up at residential weekends twice a year.
Each young woman on our panel can be a member for 2 years, giving them a chance to form lasting friendships with the group.
Who is on the panel?
Our Advisory 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, have caring responsibilities, not have many qualifications, be a care leaver, disabled or struggling with mental health issues. They might have faced other barriers to work, such as sexual harassment, substance abuse, violence or have experience of the criminal justice system.