Ruth is a founder member of WEP and belongs to the Glasgow branch as she has lived there for well over twenty years. For most of that time she was working as a Repetiteur, a pianist specialising in working with opera singers, and hugely enjoyed touring all over Scotland – there’s not much of the country she hasn’t visited. Now in a mid-life career change she is studying for an MSc in Applied Gender Studies at Strathclyde University, and applying what she learns to being a Women’s Equality Party activist.
Ruth's role is to participate in public debates in Scotland on behalf of WEP and to ensure that women's voices are represented in these debates.
As a public affairs professional, Suzi can be found in the Scottish Parliament on a regular basis, in addition to the many meeting with civil servants, promoting carefully developed policy positions. She has experience in a myriad of policy areas, from planning and environmental regulation, right through to healthcare, social care and social security. Suzi's role is to reach out to organisations and individuals to builds alliances that can help WEP to achieve its policy aims in Scotland. She works closely with the Movement Builders for WEP's policy objectives to push for change in Scotland.