Spotlight On: Women Making a Difference

A column profiling organisations based or working in Cardiff West

Women Making a Difference has been a respected stakeholder advancing equality in Wales since 2005. It is based at 19 Cathedral Road, Pontcanna.

The Women Making a Difference project (WMAD) educates and empowers women across Wales to have the skills, ability, and mind set to become leaders in their communities and decision makers at all levels of public and political life, in particular those women who are under-represented because of the multiple barriers created by their race, religion, disability, age, sexuality and/or their educational attainment, social status and geographic location. Their target audience are women who want to make a difference in their communities but are unsure of where to begin.

WMAD transforms the lives of women, building their confidence and skills to take an active role at all levels of their communities and in public life. They empower women to identify themselves as stakeholders in the community, with a vested interest in becoming valuable and valued contributors to a positive culture of inclusion and equality across society.

Training Opportunity

WMAD’s training courses are free of charge and open to every woman in Wales, with no prerequisites to join. They want to see more women in decision-making roles, as the School Governors, Councillors and Board Members of tomorrow.

This summer in Cardiff they are offering the course “Women for a Change”, which is an opportunity to gain a qualification in community development, while being fun and FREE.

Focusing on community development and social action by giving participants new skills and increased confidence, the course is free and open to all women. A free crèche is available on site too.

Every Monday for 6 weeks, 21st July – 1st September (no session on 25th August due to the bank holiday).

The venue is Adamsdown Resource Centre, 10g Moira Terrace, Adamsdown, Cardiff, CF24 0EJ.

For more info see the Women for a Change course outline or contact Clare on 02920 221965 or email [email protected]