Type of Fellowship: General
Year of Fellowship: 2010
Rowena is passionate about employing her skills and energy to drive social change.
Rowena is currently operating as a freelance consultant and interim project manager supporting a portfolio of national and local charities to achieve their ambitions. She brings experience of fundraising, voluntary sector management, strategy, membership and participation, policy and campaigns to every role.
Rowena's first taste of fundraising was at the University of Cambridge Development Office during her undergraduate degree in Modern and Medieval Languages. This led her into a fulfilling voluntary sector career in roles including Director of Fundraising and Supporter Relations for the single parent families' charity Gingerbread, where she led her team to nearly double the charity's membership to 50,000 single parents and to raise £1m in 18 months, and Acting Director of the Fawcett Society where her work resulted in 22% growth in income over three years.
For her secondment, Rowena worked with a board of philanthropists, business leaders and leaders of charity world chaired by Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett to lead the Philanthropy Review, which called for new measures to encourage more people to give and people to give more to charity, in 2011.
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Current principal role: Blue Light Project Manager
Current principal organisation: Mind
Other leadership role 1: Freelancing on a number of projects for small to medium sized charities
Other organisation 1: Freelance
Other leadership role 2: Trustee
Other organisation 2: GoodGym
Research: Close to Parity: challenging the voluntary sector to smash the glass ceiling
Research topics: Employment; Equality;
Secondment host: Marie Curie