Parish Councillor Biography
When did you become a Councillor? May 2021
Areas of Special interest and expertise
I am a ‘global citizen’ and community builder with extensive experience in policy making, strategic planning, project management and capacity development in both the commercial and not-for-profit sectors.
I was born in Zimbabwe and have had the privilege to live and work in 31 countries, including in Africa where, from an early age many girls miss out on opportunities in favour of boys. These early cultural influences and global experiences have shaped how I interpret the world and informed my position as an advocate for female empowerment.
Across the globe, women are still grossly underrepresented in the corridors of power and leadership. In the UK, women are more than 50 percent of the population and more than 50 percent of voters. This makes the need for more women in bonafide decision-making positions within public office an urgent one. If women continue to be excluded from the process of determining the politics of the future, then the future will continue to disadvantage them. Simples!
What inspired you to become a Councillor?
Diversity is vital for local democracy, and I want to be involved in creating a cohesive, active community where all people feel their interests are taken into account. When we do this together, we can change our lives, the lives of our loved ones, and our community.
We are living in a world at the edge of chaos and improving the quality of our lives should be the ultimate target of public policies. As a Black woman, juggling a young family with full-time work, I hope I can inspire others in similar circumstances to fully take part in influencing and informing the decisions that affect their lives.