This event is part of the Inaugural 2022 David N. Lyon Speaker Series on “The Politics of Sex and Gender Equality in Diverse Societies”.
The speaker at this event will be cross-party Peer Baroness Hunt of Bethnal Green.
Baroness Hunt is one of two directors of Deeds and Words, along with her partner Caroline Ellis, working with individuals, organisations, businesses, social movements and communities to help create a shared sense of purpose. Ruth is also a member of the Steering Group for Change in the House of Lords, a trustee of Engage Britain, and a member of the PCC at St Matthew’s Church in Bethnal Green. Ruth was introduced into the House of Lords in October 2019.
Prior to joining Deeds and Words, Ruth was the Chief Executive of Stonewall; the UK’s largest charity campaigning for equality for lesbian, gay, bi and trans people. In her fourteen years with the organisation, she worked with more than 700 organisations in the UK and globally, as well as with schools, grassroots campaigners, and senior government Ministers, and led high profile, impactful campaigns. Ruth holds an honorary fellowship from Cardiff University, and honorary degrees from Keele and Exeter.