Sam has been Chief Executive of The Fawcett Society since August 2015. The Fawcett Society is the UK’s leading charity campaigning for gender equality and women’s rights. She leads The Fawcett Society’s campaigns on closing the gender pay gap, securing equal political representation and challenging attitudes and perceptions of women’s equality.
Prior to her role at The Fawcett Society, Sam was the Chief Executive of Grandparents Plus for over six years. Sam is no stranger to equalities and gender issues having worked for both the Equal Opportunities Commission and the Equalities and Human Rights Commission. She also served as a Fawcett trustee between 2007 and 2010, was a trustee of Gingerbread for seven years and has nine years’ experience working in Parliament.
Sam is passionate about equal representation, valuing and sharing care and closing the gender pay gap. She has made a big impact already and focused on creating a brilliant team, driving forward an intersectional approach to their work and devising an exciting programme to mark 100 years of women’s suffrage.