About us

Graduate Women Manawatu – what we do

Graduate Women Manawatu was formed in 1956 and is still going strong.

Members meet regularly for information, stimulation and companionship.

  • We have invited speakers, experts in their fields, to our meetings,
  • We visit places of interest to members,
  • We share meals from time to time, and also share ideas and make associations.

Spouses and friends of Graduate Women Manawatu members are often welcome to join us.

Newsletters keep members up-to-date with our activities and those of local sister organisations.

Graduate Women Manawatu advocate strongly for women both locally and nationally on topical issues.

Our Trust, Graduate Women Manawatu Charitable Trust makes charitable grants from the profits of the social enterprise, Academic Gown Hire, putting particular emphasis on promoting women’s education.

We are a non-profit organisation and our financial year ends 30th June. The Graduate Women Manawatu AGM is usually held in September.

Graduate Women Manawatu Affiliations

We are a Branch affiliated to the national body Graduate Women New Zealand (GWNZ)  which is affiliated to the international body Graduate Women International (GWI).

Graduate Women Manawatu Charitable Status

Registered name: Graduate Women Manawatu Incorporated

Registration no: 307426

Graduate Women Manawatu Committee photo