Type of Fellowship: Specialist
Year of Fellowship: 2016
Gender Equality Fellowship supported by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Polly Trenow has worked in women's rights and gender equality since 2005. With experience in campaigns and advocacy she currently holds several different roles.
Polly is a freelance educator on gender equality working with educational institutions and community groups across the UK on projects as varied as providing a gender-lens to core texts to supporting student groups within schools to run their own campaigns. She has a particular interest in empowering young people to voice their own concerns about gender equality and empowering them to take action.
She has recently starting working with Forward UK as a schools facilitator on female genital mutilation, raising young people's awareness of this issue and empowering them to speak out about it within their own communities.
As Senior Policy and Campaigns Officer the Fawcett Society, Polly supports this organisation's policy and campaigns work seeking to achieve gender equality in public life, at home and at work.
For the Women's Budget Group, Polly is a member of the Management Committee and Policy Advisory Group with a particular interest in engaging activist groups in feminist economics. She currently gives training and workshops on behalf of the WBG working to improve levels of understanding with women groups and other activists on how economic policy and government spending impacts gender gender equality.
Personal website/ blog: pollytrenow.com
Current principal role: Senior Policy and Campaigns Officer
Current principal organisation: The Fawcett Society
Other leadership role 2: Management Committee Member
Other organisation 2: Women's Budget Group
Other leadership role 3: Freelance campaigner on gender equality