Women Connect First was established in March 2001 to empower Black & Minority Ethnic women in Cardiff and South East Wales by offering a range of services and training in order to improve livelihoods and employability.
The organisation has moved on since, expanding its services.
At present we cater for a wider client group and offer a range of services including advice, advocacy, counselling, and a wide range of training programmes and volunteering opportunities amongst others.
We target disadvantaged, isolated and marginalised communities, who are experiencing multiple layers of depravation, discrimination and exclusion in accessing services and employment.
Our mission is to empower and improve the lives of disadvantaged communities in South Wales, to help them realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to Welsh society.
To promote Social Justice, Gender and Racial Equality for all
To offer a holistic service that embraces the diversity of our participants
To maximise the participation of vulnerable people, especially within marginalised communities, by tackling the barriers they face and enhancing their opportunities of training, and employment
To raise awareness of the needs of disadvantaged communities, especially women, amongst service providers and policy makers
A selection of downloads relating to the governance of Women Connect First.
- List of Trustees (Coming Soon…)
- Board members photos & profiles
- Constitution / Governance document (Apr 2016) [PDF]
- Organogram Spring 2016 [PDF]
- Summary of Business plan (coming soon)
The people who enable us to help you
Maria Constanza Mesa
Our projects & services
Find out more about what interests you
Bright New Futures
The Youth Connect Project
Improving the lives of young parents aged 14 to 25 living in South Wales with FREE advice, support & training.
English for Speakers of Other Languages
English classes tailored for young parents and parents to be, providing an essential part of integration into society.
The Golden Years Project
Aimed at addressing the economic and social issues faced by women of 50+ from disadvantaged communities.
A range of services for businesses
Services ranging from; interpreting & translation, diversity & equality training, focus groups & more.