WIT's Tamara Croft is a finalist in the Governance NZ Awards

Secretary of our National Committee, Tamara Croft, is a finalist in this years Governance NZ, Women in Governance Awards in the Not-for-Profit category.

Tamara has been on the journey with Women in Trades since near the beginning in 2016 when the first event was a twinkle in the eye of the organisers.

She has been an integral part of the governance team alongside our Chairperson, Kylie Taffard, and Treasurer Krissy Danford.

Tamara is thrilled with the nomination and to be a finalist;

"Like so much in life, Women in Trades is a real team effort and couldn't be done without the mahi and support from the rest of the executive committee. I am proud of what we have achieved so far and to be on this journey with such inspiring and dedicated people."

Tamara started on the journey toward her governance career early on when she was a Programme Manager with the Beachheads team at NZTE, working alongside a private sector Advisory Board to support high-growth NZ companies accelerate their access to offshore markets.

The early exposure to the issues facing companies at a strategic and governance level and the empowerment of seeing women at the Board of Advisors table made her think one day she could take a seat there too;

"Early on I could see that the best decisions and guidance came from Boards that were diverse - diverse in age, gender, ethnicity, professional background and geographic location. I am pleased that the work being done with Women in Trades is helping contribute to this diversity."

We are excited to see our own organisation up for an award and the team will be at the Awards evening to celebrate together.