Anna Bird

Anna BirdAnna Bird is Acting Chief Executive of the Fawcett Society, the leading campaign for equality between women and men.

Our roots trace back to 1866 and Millicent Garrett Fawcett's peaceful campaign for women's votes. Fawcett's current focus is on two key battlegrounds - tackling women's economic inequality and challenging the under-representation of women in the UK's political system.

Anna joined Fawcett from Mind, the leading national mental health charity, where she was Policy and Campaigns Manager, leading a team working on social inclusion and rights issues, including welfare policy, criminal justice and equality law.  Anna worked at Mind for four years, before which she was employed as coordinator of the Mental Health Alliance, a successful and unprecedented national campaign for better mental health legislation. Anna is a trustee of Action for Advocacy, a charity which provides support and guidance to advocacy providers.

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