Dame Jenni Murray OBE is our president and acts as a vital champion and ambassador for our work in the public sphere. Jenni is a presenter for Women’s Hour on BBC Radio 4, a regular writer for various newspapers and magazines, author of several books and a long-time supporter of gender equality and advancing women’s rights.

She says:

“Welcome to the Fawcett Society. If you are not already a member I hope, like me, you will decide to add your support to the vital work we do to advance women’s equality.

With an unrivalled weight of history behind it, tracing its roots back to Millicent Fawcett’s successful parliamentary campaign to win women the vote, Fawcett today continues to deliver vital evidence, reasoned argument and, critically, a non partisan and independent voice on women’s rights.

My involvement with Fawcett goes back many years and what has been consistent has been the charity’s ability to not only keep women on the policy agenda but to affect real change. Change that has only been possible with the involvement of its diverse membership and allies from across the political spectrum, the media, the professions, business and many others. We have already achieved so much but now is the time to really step up the pace of change.

Add your support – join us today.”

You can follow Jenni on Twitter here, listen to her on Women’s Hour everyday at 10am on BBC Radio 4, or read more about her on their website here.