Vicki is our Women’s Centre Manager. Her role ensures that the women of Lincolnshire have a safe and empowering women’s space where they can access help and support.
Vicki joined us in 2023 as part of our work to establish the first Lincolnshire Women's Centre, having worked in helping women gain effective support since 1997, primarily with issues around choice, consent, respect and safe women’s spaces. She firmly believes in being the change you want to see in the world.
Vicki grew up in rural Lincolnshire, and after gaining a degree in Agriculture, she worked in the commercial sector until starting her family. Recognising that not everyone’s choices are respected turned her passion for women’s rights into a need to do something to help those who are struggling to gain those rights. She swiftly moved into the charity sector, including in the organisation that led the campaign against the practice of restraining female prisoners during childbirth in the UK. Her post-graduate education has been in women’s health and wellbeing, and how environments and the language we use affects those we work with. She is often heard asking, “How can we solve this?”
The most inspiring part of Vicki’s role is seeing women regain their power and support each other.
What’s the best piece of advice you have ever been given?
"Don't focus on her history, listen carefully to her story."
What’s your favourite motto?
"It is better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness."
What do you like to do in your spare time?
“Spending time outside in our beautiful world”