Taimalelagi succeeds Maiava Visekota Peteru.
Taimalelagi has been in the leadership circle of the YWCA leader for more than a decade.
Before taking her new presidential role she served as the association’s General Secretary.
She holds other roles as the Regional Board Member into the Pacific Islands Regional Multi-Country Coordinating Mechanism, Samoa’s Focal Point for Shifting the Power Coalition in the Pacific, a Spotlight Initiative Reference Group Member representing Youth and Young Women Leaders and the Founder and Program Coordinator of the Le Teine Crisis Center Trust.
Samoa YWCA has been a pathway of many strong female leaders, including former presidents such as Samoa’s current Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata'afa and Maiava.