Not in our sector, right? Wrong! In our latest interviews with women role models, we speak to Lucy Caldicott (or Councillor Caldicott after her win in the London borough of Lambeth).

Nicola Long: Lucy, thank you so much for making the time to speak with us. I understand you’re busy with Council sessions, your current role as CEO of Uprising and your launch

of a new adventure, ChangeOut – more of that later. So Lucy, I know that when you’re not doing all these things you’ll be found campaigning to address issues of inequality, injustice and exclusion. So to the headline – we’ve got some way to go to sort out our own backyard before we can begin commenting on the outside world, right? And you’ve been personally affected by this Lucy?

Lucy Caldicott: Yes I have. In one of my very early fundraising roles at a UK charity, I heard an extremely offensive racist comment made during a supposed speech of tribute about a black colleague at his leaving do. There was a collective intake of breath amongst the 99% white audience and no one, including me, did anything. To this day,…

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