About Our people Our staff The Fawcett team is based in Vauxhall, south London, and is supported by a team of volunteers and temporary staff. If you are a journalist or have an urgent media inquiry, please contact Fresh Communication on 0117 369 0025, 07769 66 66 27 or 07876 378 733. You can also email [email protected] Felicia Willow, Interim Chief Executive Felicia Willow is an experienced charity consultant and interim CEO, with proven success in leading charities through periods of change and challenge to achieve transformational success. Felicia has previously led five other charities, including Shannon Trust and the Bobath Centre. As a former human rights lawyer, Felicia is personally committed to issues of equality and justice and has worked on issues including the rule of law and human trafficking. She is a dedicated intersectional feminist who has worked throughout her career to promote equality, diversity and women’s rights. Felicia lives in the Cotswolds with her husband and two children. In her spare time, she enjoys long distance walking, good coffee and learning about wine – she holds the level three WSET Award in Wines. Contact Felicia at: [email protected]. Policy and Public Affairs The Policy and Campaigns team carries out research and gathers evidence to enable us to give authoritative comment on the key issues that concern women today. We develop evidence-based policy to inform debates, often working closely with like-minded organisations to develop up-to-the-minute and thorough research. Andrew Bazeley, Policy, Insight & Public Affairs Manager Andrew joined Fawcett in 2016. He works across the breadth of issues Fawcett campaigns on, developing research proposals, formulating policy based on that evidence, and advocating for change in a lead role within our public affairs team. He has led on work including our Local Government Commission, in the development of our Equal Pay Bill, and on our Commission on Gender Stereotypes in Early Childhood. Before joining Fawcett he worked for three years in Parliament, including as a policy advisor on work and pensions issues, and for four years in local government including a year spent managing a ‘big data’ team. Andrew holds a Masters in Public Policy from Birkbeck College, where he is also studying for a Law degree in his spare time, which there isn't much of as he's also a new dad. Contact Andrew at: [email protected]. Eliza Ampomah, Senior Policy and Public Affairs Officer Eliza joined Fawcett in 2021. She works on our engagement with Parliament and Governmental stakeholders to push for change. Before Fawcett, Eliza has worked at Oxfam GB and RESULTS UK as a campaigner and advocate, developing and supporting public affairs strategies for a wide range of campaigns. When she is not spending too much time on Twitter, Eliza enjoys practicing her Brazilian Samba moves, reading and planning the next exciting venture as a Co-founder of Diasporic Development, a community of black (aspiring) professionals interested in and/or working in global development, charity & third sector. Contact Eliza at: [email protected] Policy and Research Alison Henderson, Policy and Research Manager Alison joined the Fawcett Society in December 2020. She works across our diverse range of women’s issues, developing research proposals, formulating policy based on that evidence, and influencing for change. Alison previously spent over 20 years leading research and customer strategy development at Transport for London, using insight and advocacy to “speak truth to power“ - about everything from bus services, to people development, or how focused interventions make transport more accessible for disabled customers. Alison has always been a feminist, and finds it uniquely satisfying to develop new approaches through close working with people with a shared passion, so is very happy to be working at Fawcett. Alison is also a volunteer student mentor, loves studying Japanese - and eating Japanese, Korean and Chinese food - and is working towards her next Kathak dance exam. Contact Alison at: [email protected] Catherine Marren, Junior Research and Administrative Officer Catherine joined Fawcett in May 2019 as part of the finance and administration team. In 2018 she graduated with a degree in philosophy from the University of Nottingham. She particularly enjoyed studying topics within feminist philosophy and the philosophy of sex and gender. After graduating, Catherine began volunteering at her local women’s centre, an organisation that specialises in supporting women effected by domestic abuse. Now the Office Administrator at Fawcett, she is excited to be assisting the team with preparing for events and campaigns. Contact Catherine at [email protected] Communications and Campaigns Emily Liddle, Communications and Campaigns Manager Emily joined Fawcett in 2021 as our Communications and Campaigns Manager. With over 8 years’ experience in roles across the private and the third sector, she brings a wealth of experience in designing effective communications strategies to make change. Before joining Fawcett, Emily worked in Edinburgh, spending a number of years at Citizens Advice Scotland, managing the organisations national campaigns programme. She was the Co-Director at The Empower Project, Scotland’s first charity focused on tackling gender-based violence online and volunteered at Glasgow East Women’s Aid. When she’s not campaigning to end gender inequality, you’ll find Emily practising photography, watching live music or hiking in the outdoors. Contact Emily at: [email protected] Zaimal Azad, Senior Campaigns Officer Zaimal joined Fawcett in 2021 to work on our campaigns and activism projects. Previously, she lead on tackling hate crime for a local authority, working with communities to develop and deliver policy and projects. Before that, she has six years of experience in a variety of roles in the women’s sector in the UK and in Pakistan, working on a range of issues from political participation to poverty and financial independence for women and girls. Zaimal has an MSc in Gender, Policy and Inequalities from the LSE and is passionate about ensuring that women’s voices in all our diversity are part of policy making and implementation at all levels. Zaimal is a self-professed libraries and archives nerd (don’t get her started on cataloguing systems), co-founded the Feminist and Women’s Libraries and Archives Network and is a trustee for a local library. She lives in Nottingham and spends her spare time reading, eating biryani, playing board games, and taking pictures of her very spoilt cat. She is also a long suffering Pakistan cricket fan. Contact Zaimal at: [email protected] Joanna Griffith, Events Officer Jo joined Fawcett in September 2021 as the new events officer. In this new role she will be working on building up the events portfolio with both existing and new event ideas. Jo will also be working on the event strategy, within the communications strategy, to increase and help continue diversifying Fawcett's reach and membership base. Jo has an event management degree from University of Greenwich and has 10 years of event management experience. Jo has managed events for grass-root community groups to social innovation foundations and continues to support the community in her free time. Contact Joanna at: [email protected] Fundraising, Partnerships and Membership Our Fundraising team is the first port-of-call for anyone looking to raise money for Fawcett, through challenge events, fundraisers, and events. We create donation appeals, and are always looking for new ways to fund our vital work. We also give support to our growing number of active local meet up groups, providing advice and practical tools for their activities and campaigns. This team also publicises the charity’s research and campaigns, and provides the media with information on all Fawcett’s work and views. We manage the website and social media channels, constantly looking at new ways to communicate our message and develops our external relationships. Get in touch at [email protected]. Manuela Campbell, Fundraising, Partnerships and Membership Manager Manuela joined the Fawcett Society in October 2019 as our Membership and Fundraising Officer. She recruits new members and then ensures they have a great experience with Fawcett. She also works to increase financial support for our campaigning and research so that we can further our influence. Manuela started her career in Washington, DC advocating for women’s leadership and social justice. Most recently she worked with Habitat for Humanity Great Britain where she oversaw the global volunteering programme and donor stewardship. Manuela is dedicated to advancing women’s rights and equality worldwide and is thrilled to be a part of the Fawcett team. When she’s not in the office, Manuela enjoys boxing, running, and baking. She also loves craft beer and recently became a certified cicerone. Contact Manuela at: [email protected] Jennifer Jagger, Fundraising Officer Jennifer joined the Fawcett Society in November 2020 as our Fundraising Officer. She works with our Trust and Foundation funders who support our critical campaigns and policy work. Jennifer started her career in civil society working to support older people with Age UK. Jennifer has also worked at Imperial College London and University College London on capital and research campaigns. Jennifer has been a lifelong feminist and is delighted to be part of Fawcett and the essential work we do. Outside of work Jennifer runs, reads and runs a local voluntary nature conservation group. Contact Jennifer at: [email protected] Valerie Derrett, Database and Support Services Officer Val joined the Fawcett Society in September 2021. Her speciality is managing data and she has worked with databases for the last 25 years – developing, designing and building bespoke systems for companies as varied as leading IT suppliers, Letting Agencies and a national Caring Organisation. Val is passionate about how much the right data system can improve the efficiency and success of any organisation and loves to share her enthusiasm for making data work for everyone. Val is a lifelong feminist and a great champion of equality through her crochet equality icons. She lives in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, and, despite having the beach literally on her doorstep, she often prefers to be indoors crocheting, baking and reading – especially books with feminist characters or information. Contact Valerie at: [email protected] Interested in being a part of our team? Click here to view current job openings, and opportunities to volunteer at our head offices in London.