Rowena Lewis

Rowena Lewis

Director of fundraising, Gingerbread from February 2012

Rowena Lewis is director of fundraising at Gingerbread, a post she took up in February 2012.  

She was one of the inaugural Fellows on the Clore Social Leadership Programme, in 2010, researching the role of women in the sector.  She published the report from her work on this in late January. Close to Parity: Challenging the voluntary sector to smash the glass ceiling was launched at an event at Bates Wells and Braithwaite in late January 2012.

While doing her Clore Fellowship, Lewis was also project lead for the Philanthropy Review chaired by Marie Curie Cancer Care CEO Thomas Hughes-Hallett.

Rowena has ten years experience in fundraising, starting out as a street fundraiser in 2001. Before starting her Fellowship she was head of fundraising and development for the Fawcett Society. 

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As the sector dedicated to social justice, why are charities not making better progress at smashing the glass ceiling? Rowena Lewis says leadership is needed.

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