Our Team

 

Lee Chalmers: Founder and Director: Edinburgh

Lee is a consultant, researcher and campaigner. She has been involved in gender equality efforts for a decade, started a women's network, made a film about the future for women and spent 3 years on the board of The Fawcett Society. She has an MSc in Gender and is currently researching a PhD on the connection between online trolling and women's participation in public life at the University of Edinburgh. Lee stood for election to the Scottish Parliament for The Women's Equality Party in 2016.

  Vicky Booth: Strategy Director: London   Vicky is a diversity specialist and project manager. She has a passion for increasing diversity within politics, and has been running initiatives to support women and other under-represented groups within the Liberal Democrats for the last 7 years. Vicky has an MA in Gender Studies from SOAS, where she looked specifically at gender dynamics in conflict resolution efforts in North Eastern Kenya.

Vicky Booth: Strategy Director: London

Vicky is a diversity specialist and project manager. She has a passion for increasing diversity within politics, and has been running initiatives to support women and other under-represented groups within the Liberal Democrats for the last 7 years. Vicky has an MA in Gender Studies from SOAS, where she looked specifically at gender dynamics in conflict resolution efforts in North Eastern Kenya.

Hannah Stevens: Programme Manager: London

Hannah is a senior manager within the third sector who has particular experience in supporting the set up and growth of charitable organisations. She spent more than a decade working in Cambodia within the disability and arts sector to develop the capacity of local organisation leaders. Hannah has sat on the board of several international organisations focusing on arts for social change including Cambodian Living Arts and Tiny Toones, and is a strong advocate for diversity in public life.

Eve Holt: PP North: Manchester

Eve is a change agent, coach and consultant, and Councillor with a background public law and policy specialising in education, health, social care and discrimination. Eve enjoys working with people to deliver purposeful change for individuals, organisations and communities. She is a trustee at Manchester City of Sanctuary, an active school governor and leads a local community bike project. Most recently she co-founded #DivaManc to build women's voice, participation and power in Greater Manchester devolution. She is a passionate campaigner for equality and a political activist.

  KATIE BROWN: PP SCOTLAND   Katie has a background in participatory theatre, feminist campaigning and cultural development and human rights. She is passionate about creatively engaging people in finding their voice for democratic participation. For the last 8 years she has been the Head of Participation & Education for the Children & Young People’s Commissioner, Scotland. She has sat on the board of Fife Cultural Trust, works with the Amos Trust, a Human Rights promoting organisation, through which she has developed a Scottish partnership with Alrowwad Cultural Centre in Camp Aida, West Bank, Palestine.

KATIE BROWN: PP SCOTLAND

Katie has a background in participatory theatre, feminist campaigning and cultural development and human rights. She is passionate about creatively engaging people in finding their voice for democratic participation. For the last 8 years she has been the Head of Participation & Education for the Children & Young People’s Commissioner, Scotland. She has sat on the board of Fife Cultural Trust, works with the Amos Trust, a Human Rights promoting organisation, through which she has developed a Scottish partnership with Alrowwad Cultural Centre in Camp Aida, West Bank, Palestine.

Nicola Waterworth: PP North: Maccelesfield

Nicola is a coach, change agent and project consultant, with a background in policy and service commissioning in the public sector, particularly with local authorities and partners. A feminist activist for nearly two decades Nicola is passionate about leadership, collaboration and creating change at a local level. Nicola has previously been a trustee of Fawcett Society and of Women’s Sport Trust. In 2017 Nicola is Founding Director of finditfilm.com to create and share more films about women and girls in sport.

  Marie Chadwick: South West   Marie Chadwick (she/her) is a campaigner and Councillor from South Devon. As well as sitting on Kingsteignton Town Council, Marie has previously been a member on Teignbridge District Council, where she was the Portfolio Holder for Communities and Regulation. Marie also ran for Parliament in 2017. Marie works for the Royal National Institute of Blind People as a Policy and Campaigns Officer and takes a lead on accessibility there. Marie wants more women to get involved in government at every level, but she's particularly keen that Parliament becomes more diverse and looks like the communities it seeks to represent. Marie's motto is shamelessly stolen from male criticism levelled at Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren: "Nevertheless, she persisted".

Marie Chadwick: South West

Marie Chadwick (she/her) is a campaigner and Councillor from South Devon. As well as sitting on Kingsteignton Town Council, Marie has previously been a member on Teignbridge District Council, where she was the Portfolio Holder for Communities and Regulation. Marie also ran for Parliament in 2017. Marie works for the Royal National Institute of Blind People as a Policy and Campaigns Officer and takes a lead on accessibility there. Marie wants more women to get involved in government at every level, but she's particularly keen that Parliament becomes more diverse and looks like the communities it seeks to represent. Marie's motto is shamelessly stolen from male criticism levelled at Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren: "Nevertheless, she persisted".

  Seyi Akiwowo - PP London   Seyi Akiwowo was elected as the youngest black female Councillor in East London at age 23. She is a graduate from the LSE, a Fellow of the RSA and recently became a Fellow of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship. In August 2018, Seyi was name Stylist Magazine’s Woman of the Week and her many achievements have been captured in books, Slay in Your Lane and Misogynation. Seyi is the Founder and Director of Glitch, a growing not-for-profit advocacy, campaigning and training organisation that aims to end online abuse and Amnesty International’s 2018 Human Rights Defender and is part of the #ToxicTwitter campaign to end online abuse against women.. Seyi has spoken all over the world including Washington DC, Istanbul and Geneva. Seyi was invited back to Geneva to present at the 38th United Nations Human Rights Council on online-gender based violence.

Seyi Akiwowo - PP London

Seyi Akiwowo was elected as the youngest black female Councillor in East London at age 23. She is a graduate from the LSE, a Fellow of the RSA and recently became a Fellow of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship. In August 2018, Seyi was name Stylist Magazine’s Woman of the Week and her many achievements have been captured in books, Slay in Your Lane and Misogynation. Seyi is the Founder and Director of Glitch, a growing not-for-profit advocacy, campaigning and training organisation that aims to end online abuse and Amnesty International’s 2018 Human Rights Defender and is part of the #ToxicTwitter campaign to end online abuse against women.. Seyi has spoken all over the world including Washington DC, Istanbul and Geneva. Seyi was invited back to Geneva to present at the 38th United Nations Human Rights Council on online-gender based violence.