A lived experience leader, a mother, a community worker and a disabled woman of colour, I am passionate about social justice, ethical leadership and equality. A public policy academic, teaching international public service leaders and post-graduate students, I have been active in civil society for over three decades, and have invaluable work and governance experience, in the public and voluntary sectors.
I am strongly committed to the development of the next generation of young women and am vice-chair of a girls, secondary school in the East End; and as an accredited executive coach, I mentor and coach young women researchers, grant-makers and social entrepreneurs.
I currently also chair two not-for-profit organisations; a global educational charity, and another I founded to promote diversity and inclusion, through lived experience leadership and disability justice.As an active Haringey WEP member, I would be honoured to represent women living and working in London, including women from under-represented groups, for the WEP in the GLA member role. I consider I am an excellent fit, given my wide-ranging professional experience, lived expertise, technical knowledge, skills and competencies, and contacts in different sectors, critical for developing relationships across boundaries and building coalitions.
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