Our Staff

Deputy General Secretary, Breda Johnston 
Breda, from Dublin and married to David has 3 remarkable, talented adult children and 4 amazing grandchildren. Following a career in the private sector where she worked in Marketing and Administration, Breda retrained and moved to the community sector where she taught Mathematics, IT Skills, Nutrition and Communications within the Adult Education sector.

A member of the board of the European YWCA Breda enjoys the experience of working within the European movement, learning first hand of the experiences, challenges and achievements of women across the continent. It is a privilege to serve, support, encourage and connect with such a diverse group of associations with the shared vision of a fully inclusive world where justice, peace, health, human dignity, freedom and care for the environment are promoted and sustained through women’s leadership, with a special focus on young women.

Breda has passion and confidence in the power of Education which gives us a knowledge of the world around us. It develops in us a perspective of looking at life. It helps us build confidence, form opinions and have a view and an impact on things in life. In the context of the vision and values of the YWCA Breda believes education should be a means to empower women to become active participants in the transformation of their societies. Learning should focus on the values, attitudes and behaviours which enable individuals to learn to live together in a world of diversity.

She and her husband enjoy hill walking and have completed two Caminos in Northern Spain. Breda is also a member of a CrossFit Gym and particularly enjoys strength and condition work.

A member of Dun Laoghaire Evangelical Church, she is passionate about her faith and her desire to be an effective Ambassador of Christ.

Breda is excited to be joining the staff of the YWCA of Ireland where she will have the opportunity to use her skills, knowledge and experiences to support our Mission.

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Working Days: Monday to Thursday