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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The 'Back Britain's Charities' campaign has been done before, says Rowena Lewis, in the form of the Give More campaign

Stop the jousting and start pulling together, pleads Rowena Lewis as she reflects on umbrella bodies' responses to the huge drop in individual giving reported yesterday.

The sector needs to better support its women, says Rowena Lewis

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.

Do our leaders really have what it takes to navigate the sector out of this perfect storm?

More than 80 per cent of civil society leaders come from the public and private sector. Rowena Lewis looks at what this means for aspiring leaders working in charities.

Rowena Lewis

Regular blogger Rowena Lewis gives her thoughts on a new network for women working in the charity sector.

If you don't get the top job at your charity or company then challenge your board/employer or move somewhere else. Don't hang around complaining as that definitely won't get you anywhere. Or, if all else fails, set up your own organisation and make yourself CEO - like men do, every day.

» Voluntary sector is 'failing its women'

Have you got  'the CEO look'?

A recruitment consultant told delegates at Acevo's Future Leaders Summit they had to 'look' like a chief executive to get the top job. Rowena Lewis questions why

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