The session provides a space to reflect on what we can learn from centering intersectional feminist approaches in our leadership of teams and organisations. Bringing together women who have led change in their organisations, who lead and have supported others to lead in feminist ways, this will be a frank discussion of what it takes to show up with love, courage and feminism in our work.
Through participatory conversation with the audience, we will look at what it takes to embed feminism in an organisation, how to bring people on a journey, the pitfalls and backlash you may experience, and the importance of your circles and networks to support.
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Fenella is Head of Equalities at Oxfam GB. She has worked as a teacher, researcher, activist, and practitioner within and alongside social movements. A committed intersectional feminist, she began her career working for women’s rights organisations in Canada and East Africa, before teaching and publishing in gender, development and international labour. She is a trustee of Womankind Worldwide, and of the Young Women’s Music Project in Oxford. She is involved with workers’ rights and the international trade union movement, as well as with the Co-operative movement through co-operative and community-based education
Lee WebsterLeague Global Fellow
Lee Webster is an intersectional feminist, women’s rights activist and leader in the UK international development sector. She is Deputy Director for International Development at ActionAid UK, and co-chair of trustees of the Gender and Development Network. She is also the Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees of the UK Gender and Development Network, and has previously worked at Womankind Worldwide, CARE International, Leonard Cheshire and Maternity Worldwide, always with a focus on women’s rights, women’s health and gender equality.
Leila Billing is the co-founder of We Are Feminist Leaders – a programme that supports individuals and organisations to embed feminist principles in the way they lead and work. She has held a variety of leadership positions in the international development sector, including at War Child UK and Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage. She continues to work as a consultant for the global development sector, where she is also an anti-racism organiser.
Saida has lived a two decade journey of innovative programming, uplifting people, building organisations and coalitions, trusting relationships and shaping the conditions for social justice. Currently senior technical lead on a large programme addressing Female Genital Mutilation, she has worked at national and global levels, including as co-founder of the Young Women’s Leadership Institute, and executive director of the Coalition on Violence Against Women, an organisation that works towards elimination of all forms of violence against women in Kenya.