Our Team

 
Lee chalmers: Founder and Co-Director 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.

Lee chalmers: Founder and Co-Director

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.

eve holt: parliament project North Eve is a change agent, coach and consultant, 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. 

eve holt: parliament project North

Eve is a change agent, coach and consultant, 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. 

Mairi Campbell-Jack: Parliament Project Productions Mairi works in the third sector advocating to parliamentarians and government on behalf of a charity on diverse issues such as militarisation, fracking and asylum seekers.  She has worked in or around Scottish politics for her whole career in both the private sector and The Scottish Parliament itself. She has an MA in Creative Writing.  Mairi published a book of poetry with Burning Eye Press in 2010 as well as having her poetry, non-fiction and fiction published in the press, magazines and online.

Mairi Campbell-Jack: Parliament Project Productions

Mairi works in the third sector advocating to parliamentarians and government on behalf of a charity on diverse issues such as militarisation, fracking and asylum seekers.  She has worked in or around Scottish politics for her whole career in both the private sector and The Scottish Parliament itself. She has an MA in Creative Writing.  Mairi published a book of poetry with Burning Eye Press in 2010 as well as having her poetry, non-fiction and fiction published in the press, magazines and online.

Vicky booth: Co-Director 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. She is excited to be part of the Parliament Project team! 

Vicky booth: Co-Director

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. She is excited to be part of the Parliament Project team! 

Nicola waterworth: PARLIAMENT PROJECT NORTH 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 is currently a trustee of Women’s Sport Trust. In 2017 Nicola is starting a film festival to create and share more films about women and girls in sport.

Nicola waterworth: PARLIAMENT PROJECT NORTH

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 is currently a trustee of Women’s Sport Trust. In 2017 Nicola is starting a film festival to create and share more films about women and girls in sport.

Board of Advisors

Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh MP Tasmina is  the Member of Parliament for Ochil and South Perthshire, the SNP Westminster Spokesperson for Trade and Investment and Deputy Shadow Leader of the House. She is National Women's and Equalities Officer for the SNP.  Prior to her election in May 2015, she was a senior business and legal practice executive, Board Member and Chair of the International and Commercial Development Committee of the City of Glasgow College.

Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh MP

Tasmina is  the Member of Parliament for Ochil and South Perthshire, the SNP Westminster Spokesperson for Trade and Investment and Deputy Shadow Leader of the House. She is National Women's and Equalities Officer for the SNP.  Prior to her election in May 2015, she was a senior business and legal practice executive, Board Member and Chair of the International and Commercial Development Committee of the City of Glasgow College.

Natalie Bennett Natalie was the leader of The Green Party of England and Wales and a life long feminist, calling it her 'first politics'. She was the founding Chair of Green Party Womens Group and was on the board of The Fawcett Society from 2010 to 2014. Previous to leading the Greens she was Editor of the Guardian Weekly. She stood for parliament in Holborn and St Pancras in 2010 and 2015. 

Natalie Bennett

Natalie was the leader of The Green Party of England and Wales and a life long feminist, calling it her 'first politics'. She was the founding Chair of Green Party Womens Group and was on the board of The Fawcett Society from 2010 to 2014. Previous to leading the Greens she was Editor of the Guardian Weekly. She stood for parliament in Holborn and St Pancras in 2010 and 2015. 

Prof Sarah Childs Sarah is Professor of Politics and Gender at the University of Bristol. Her research centres on the relationships between sex, gender and politics with a focus on women's descriptive, symbolic and substantive representation. She have published extensively on women's political representation in the UK since 1997, especially regarding the feminization of British political parties and the recruitment of women to the UK Parliament.

Prof Sarah Childs

Sarah is Professor of Politics and Gender at the University of Bristol. Her research centres on the relationships between sex, gender and politics with a focus on women's descriptive, symbolic and substantive representation. She have published extensively on women's political representation in the UK since 1997, especially regarding the feminization of British political parties and the recruitment of women to the UK Parliament.

Baroness Anne Jenkin Anne is a Conservative member of the House of Lords and Co-Chair, and Co-Founder, with Theresa May, of Women2Win, a campaign to increase the number of female Conservative MP’s. Baroness Jenkin stood for election as a Member of Parliament in the 1987 general election and was created as a life peer in January 2011. She works tirelessly to promote women in Parliament and public life and sits on the Equality Act 2010 and Disability Committee 

Baroness Anne Jenkin

Anne is a Conservative member of the House of Lords and Co-Chair, and Co-Founder, with Theresa May, of Women2Win, a campaign to increase the number of female Conservative MP’s. Baroness Jenkin stood for election as a Member of Parliament in the 1987 general election and was created as a life peer in January 2011. She works tirelessly to promote women in Parliament and public life and sits on the Equality Act 2010 and Disability Committee 

 
Tanya Joseph Tanya is Director of Business Partnerships at Sport England, working on the inspiring campaign 'This Girl Can' aimed at increasing women's participation in sport. She is Vice-Chair of The Fawcett Society, the UK's oldest gender equality organisation. Tanya has worked in the political field, latterly as Press Officer for the Prime Minister's Office. 

Tanya Joseph

Tanya is Director of Business Partnerships at Sport England, working on the inspiring campaign 'This Girl Can' aimed at increasing women's participation in sport. She is Vice-Chair of The Fawcett Society, the UK's oldest gender equality organisation. Tanya has worked in the political field, latterly as Press Officer for the Prime Minister's Office. 

Seema Malhotra MP Seema is the Member of Parliament for Feltham and Heston and formerly the first Shadow Minister for the Prevention of Violence against Women & Girls. Seema is founder and President of the Fabian Women’s Network and is chair of influential think-tank the Fabian Society. She co-founded the Fabian Women’s Network Political Education and Mentoring Scheme, now in it’s 5th year. 

Seema Malhotra MP

Seema is the Member of Parliament for Feltham and Heston and formerly the first Shadow Minister for the Prevention of Violence against Women & Girls. Seema is founder and President of the Fabian Women’s Network and is chair of influential think-tank the Fabian Society. She co-founded the Fabian Women’s Network Political Education and Mentoring Scheme, now in it’s 5th year. 

Nan Sloane Nan is Director of the Centre for Women and Democracy, the UK's leading think tank researching and campaigning for womens political representation. She has many years experience of political organisation, public decision making and working to engage, support and promote women in politics. The Centre for Women and Democracy produces research into womens political representation around the world.

Nan Sloane

Nan is Director of the Centre for Women and Democracy, the UK's leading think tank researching and campaigning for womens political representation. She has many years experience of political organisation, public decision making and working to engage, support and promote women in politics. The Centre for Women and Democracy produces research into womens political representation around the world.

Jo Swinson Jo is the former UK Minster for Women and was an MP representing the constituency of East Dunbartonshire from 2005 to 2015. From 2007 to 2008 she was the Liberal Democrats spokesperson for Women and Equality. Since losing her seat in 2015 she has focused her attention on consultancy and speaking in the area of diversity and inclusion.She is currently writing a book on practical feminism.

Jo Swinson

Jo is the former UK Minster for Women and was an MP representing the constituency of East Dunbartonshire from 2005 to 2015. From 2007 to 2008 she was the Liberal Democrats spokesperson for Women and Equality. Since losing her seat in 2015 she has focused her attention on consultancy and speaking in the area of diversity and inclusion.She is currently writing a book on practical feminism.

 
Sophie Walker Sophie is Leader of the Womens Equality Party, the UK's newest political party. Walker previously worked as a reporter and an editor for over a decade at Reuters. Her work as a journalist has seen her report on business, politics and trade in Paris, Washington and London and from Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. She runs a blog about being the mother of a daughter with Asperger's syndrome, which became a book, Grace Under Pressure.  She also has an advocacy role with the National Autistic Society. 

Sophie Walker

Sophie is Leader of the Womens Equality Party, the UK's newest political party. Walker previously worked as a reporter and an editor for over a decade at Reuters. Her work as a journalist has seen her report on business, politics and trade in Paris, Washington and London and from Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. She runs a blog about being the mother of a daughter with Asperger's syndrome, which became a book, Grace Under Pressure.  She also has an advocacy role with the National Autistic Society

Talat Yaqoob Talat is the chair and co-founder of the Women 5050 campaign and CEO of Equate Scotland. She writes a regular feminist blog, is often found in the pages of Huffington Post or delivering a workshop on women’s social justice issues. She has worked on tackling violence against women, women’s leadership, education access, mental health and international development.

Talat Yaqoob

Talat is the chair and co-founder of the Women 5050 campaign and CEO of Equate Scotland. She writes a regular feminist blog, is often found in the pages of Huffington Post or delivering a workshop on women’s social justice issues. She has worked on tackling violence against women, women’s leadership, education access, mental health and international development.