Tanja Wehsely

Tanja Wehsely   

She is the CEO of Volkshilfe based in Vienna. Before this, she was Member of the Viennese state parliament and chairwoman of the economic and finance committee of the city of Vienna. Volkshilfe Vienna is a big Aid/Social/Care Organisation mostly publicly funded and operating in various fields, from home care/nursing, housing first/homeless shelters, preventing evictions, refugee shelters and counseling, foster care, day care for kids, counseling for sexworkers, programmes for labour market reintegration, general social work counseling, volunteer services and mentoring porgrammes.

Volkshilfe employs 1.500 people, works with 400 volunteers and counts about 3000 members of our association. Tanja is a board member in numerous social enterprises, such as the Association of Viennese Youth Centers, the Umbrella Association of Vienna Social Institutions, the SWÖ – Social Economy Austria, as well as the umbrella association Arbeit plus.

She is a member of the supervisory board of WU’s NPO Institute and is a juror for the annual World Summit Awards (WSA) and Social Impact Awards (SIA). As a studied social worker, she has taught social work at the FH Campus Wien. A dear Soul Sister who inspires and ignites change with societal care and concern. The empowered and eminent group of #G100 is stronger with your presence and leadership.