Before we became CREW we were known as the “survivor network”. When we met for the first time, we agreed we didn’t like that name, we needed to change it to something more powerful and empowering. The new CREW Committee spent a lot of time-sharing ideas and words that represented the women in the Foundation’s programmes. As we talked we agreed every woman has the potential to be Creative, Resilient, and Empowered in one way or the other, and we each have our uniqueness that makes us strong as human beings. Also, CREW sounded like a good strong name.
We bring women of the Sophie Hayes Foundation together several times a year for activities and events to help learn or gain new skills, share things that make us happy, meet new people, make new friends and just be ourselves. We have the ability to lift and help each other in various ways that we could not imagine. It’s called empowerment.
To all participants in the Foundation's programmes over the past 10 years, whether you completed or paused your participation you are automatically a member. We look forward to welcoming new Employability Programme participants at the social and learning activities throughout the year.