From Volunteer to CEO, Marcia Lewinson discusses the challenges facing women of colour

Black History Month / From Volunteer to CEO, Marcia Lewinson discusses the challenges facing women of colour

This talk will chart the journey of Marcia Lewinson who joined Women Acting In Today’s Society in 1993. With an aim to change the life of 3 women a year. Since then she has supported countless women to escape Domestic Abuse, Honour Based Violence and Forced Marriage.

Marcia Lewinson is CEO of Women Acting In Today’s Society (WAITS), executive coach, mentor & trainer, and motivational public speaker.

For the last 18 years Marcia has led Women’s. Charity Women Acting in Today’s Society. (WAITS) in the capacity of CEO. Starting out as a volunteer in 1993 within WAITS supporting women to develop community-based support groups.

Whilst at WAITS Marcia has developed Domestic Abuse projects, Resettlement projects for female offenders suffering domestic abuse and WAITS Refuge’s safe and confidential accommodation for women fleeing domestic abuse.

An experienced trainer Marcia has written programs to support women’s development and involvement in the workplace, in boardrooms and in communities. She has developed innovative empowerment programs that have enabled women to develop their leadership skills adapting these skills to work for them in everyday life and in the workplace.

For women experiencing family breakdown, trauma, domestic abuse and lone parenthood, projects designed by Marcia have enabled women to overcome their practical and emotional issues whilst developing skills that have helped them raise their aspirations to start business and head toward the glass ceiling.

An engaging Public speaker Marcia has delivered presentations across the world Chicago, Zimbabwe, Rome, Istanbul and Brussels, In front of audiences in the House of Lords, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Canadian Embassy and Local Government. On gender, race and empowerment models for women.

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