In this session we will explore our alumni’s experiences of integrating a gender equality perspective into their career and activities and how they apply the knowledge and expertise they gained at LSE Gender.
This event is part of a series of Alumni Lunches to help support and develop our students’ career. Organised around specific themes (gender mainstreaming, gender campaigning, not-for-profit, gender and media, etc.), each lunch provides an opportunity for students to engage with alumni already established in the field.
Each event will include a short introduction by 3-4 panellists (both alumni and non-alumni) and a Q&A followed by an informal networking lunch to enable current students and LSE Gender Alumni to connect and build relationships.
Harriet Boland(MSc Gender, Development and Globalisation, 2017) has worked in fundraising and currently works as Philanthropy Manager at Breaking Barriers, a charity providing tailored employment support to refugees living in London, helping them to find stable, meaningful employment.
Elaine Chong (MSc Gender, Media and Culture, 2015) is a broadcast journalist at the BBC, producing films and reporting for BBC News and BBC World Service. She was one of the BBC World Service’s ‘Future Voices’ in 2017 and has been freelancing ever since.
Risteárd (Rish) McDonald (MSc Gender, 2015) is a Civil Servant working as a Senior Policy Advisor on racial disparity in the criminal justice system, Welsh devolution, the Mental Health Act Review, and cross-Government Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) initiatives.
Jenna Norman (MSc Gender, Development and Globalisation, 2018) is the Public Affairs Officer at the Women’s Budget Group, a network of academics, civil society organisations, trade unionists and activists who analyse the intersectional gendered impact of UK economic policy. Jenna works to get the organisation’s research into the hands of parliamentarians and policy-makers.