Type of Fellowship: General
Year of Fellowship: 2017
Barbara is Chief Executive and Co-founder of the award winning social enterprise Elevation Networks, and a respected equalities campaigner, working on the participation, employment and leadership of young people and women. She has worked extensively with government departments, NGOs and various youth initiatives across Europe, Africa and the Caribbean and represented the UK globally at a number of international meetings, including being part of the official delegation to the G8 and G20 summit in Canada 2010. Barbara also runs Visible Women, a campaign to match young women and girls with female role models and mentors in male dominated industries.
Barbara has worked in the youth sector for over ten years and specialises in providing consultancy services to employers from Barclays to the Civil Service Fast Stream and other stakeholders on how to engage and attract young people, women and people of colour to their talent pipelines and governance structures.
Barbara is a board director for two charities: Youth Hostel Association and the Foyer Federation. She has a degree in Politics from Queen Mary University and a Masters in International Public Policy from University College London.
Current principal role: Chief Executive
Current principal organisation: Elevation Networks