Sam Smethers | Chief Executive, The Fawcett Society

Sam SmethersThe Fawcett Society is the UK’s leading membership charity campaigning for gender equality and women’s rights.

Their current campaigns include #MakeWomenVisible as a response to the COVID crisis, leading a coalition of over 80 women’s organisations.

Sam Smethers is the Chief Executive of the Fawcett Society and took up her post in 2015.  Prior to that she was the Chief Executive of Grandparents Plus for over six years.  She had previously worked for the Equal Opportunities Commission as their Director of Public Affairs and also has nine years experience of working in parliament.  

Sam is a trustee of Equally Ours,and a Director of the Good Law Project. She is alsa former Trustee of the Fawcett Society and of single parent charity Gingerbread.