Our ambassadors are high profile supporters who are particularly passionate about our vision at WEN Wales. They help to elevate the work we do to Celebrate, Connect and Champion for women’s rights in Wales.
We are incredibly proud to count these inspiring women as our ambassadors.
Cofio Dilys Price, OBESky diver and founder of Touch Trust
We were incredibly saddened to hear of the recent passing of Dilys – our Ambassador and friend, and one of our 100 Welsh Women. Dilys had a profound impact on everyone she met – she radiated kindness and positivity and she achieved so much in her life. She was a great supporter of WEN, both to us as an organisation and to us as individuals. We will all miss her hugely.
Cardiff-based former teacher and women’s rights activist, Dilys Price, known as “Daredevil Dilys”, made her first parachute jump at the age of 54, after pursuing her dream to “dance in the sky”, despite being told she couldn’t because of her gender and her age. She completed more than 1,139 jumps for charity, raising thousands of pounds for charities and currently holds the Guinness World Record as the Oldest Female Sky Diver.
During her time as a teacher, she worked with specialist schools to help children in wheelchairs take part in sports and dance and in 1996 she also founded Touch Trust from her kitchen table in Cardiff, which soon grew into a renowned centre for movement education (called ‘touch therapy’) for people with autism, dementia and profound disabilities.
Olwen Williams, OBEConsultant of genitourinary/HIV medicine
A committed supporter of equality in Wales, Olwen Williams is Royal College of Physicians’ Vice-President for Wales, President of the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV and past Vice President of the Medical Women’s Federation.
Olwen works as a Consultant Physician in Genitourinary and HIV Medicine based at the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board in North Wales. She has also acted as an advisor to Welsh Government and was awarded an OBE for her services to medicine in Wales in 2005 and was elected a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales in 2017.