‘ To tackle some of the pressing issues of our planet women’s voice must be heard ’ Louise Burfitt -Dons FRSA. Mission: To promote women’s profile in society by greater involvement in public speaking. Chair Louise Burfitt -Dons FRSA Humanitarian and Inspirational Speaker.
‘To tackle some of the pressing issues of our planet women’s voice must be heard’Louise Burfitt-Dons FRSA
Mission:To promote women’s
profile in society by
greater involvement in public speaking
Louise Burfitt-Dons FRSA
Humanitarian and Inspirational Speaker
Steve Moore is Chief Executive of The Big Society Network
Patti Boulayeis a West End star and founder of ‘Support for Africa’
Mary O’Hara is an award winning journalist and writer
Jo Fairley is author of The Anti-Ageing Beauty Bible andco-founder of Green and Black’s.
Joana Picqis COO of online business magazine The Next Women
ServaneMouazanis CEO of Ogunteand founder of the Women's Social Leadership Awards
ShireenIraniis Founder of online legal assistance network
Michelle Clothier is co-founder of youth-specialist communications and engagement agency Livity.
‘Women have long been the silent pillar of the country’s economy, but no more: they have evolved beyond CEO of the household and volunteer within their community to create jobs and value through their fast growing enterprise.’
Joana Picq, COO of The Next Women
‘Why not quantify the fiscal value of the transferable skills needed from the workplace to the voluntary sector so that women’s contribution to “Big Society” is acknowledged by the Exchequer?’
Jenny Garrett, director and founder of Reflexion & Associates Limited
`People often ask why do I do this. My answer is simple – people – they never cease to fascinate and amaze me!'
Melanie Bryan FRSA , winner of Prime Minister's Big Society Award
‘Someone remarked that the inspiration for David Cameron's 'Big Society' is his own mother's unpaid engagement with the local community (were not his parents also quite wealthy?). Enough said?’
Ann Murcott, FRSA
‘I think women would relate better to this concept if it were renamed the Small Society which sounds more intimate and neighbourly.’
Louise Burfitt-Dons, Humanitarian, Chair of RSA WSN
'You need to have time and money to give freely for the 'Big Society' - that's why married middle and upper class women were originally the backbone of the voluntary sector"
Deborah Wharton, Business Strategist, Coach and Trainer, Agenda for Change
`Is there a danger that by becoming involved in the Big Society, women will reinforce traditional stereotypes about their caring and nurturing roles? ‘
Judith Perle, Director, Management Advantage Ltd