Maggie is Founding Chair of Rosa and now serves as Special Ambassador for FGM related issues and the 1,000 Club. Maggie has worked in the voluntary sector for over 35 years, mostly in the grant-giving field.
Her consultancy and voluntary work includes adviser to The True Colours Trust, grants committee member for Trust for London, and trustee to Hilden Charitable Fund, Green Belt Movement International and Women for Refugee Women. Maggie has held senior roles with WOMANKIND, Comic Relief, the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund).
Maggie has also advised the Baring Foundation, and worked with Camden Council, and Dame Colet House Settlement in east London.
Sandi Toksvig is a writer, presenter, comedian, actress and producer on British radio and television. She has most recently presented The News Quiz on BBC Radio 4 and 1001 Things You Should Know on Channel 4.
Jon Snow is a broadcast journalist best known for anchoring the Channel 4 news.
I am honoured to be an ambassador for Rosa. As the father of girls, I am all for championing their interests.
Dame Marjorie is the former CEO of Pearson PLC – the first female Chief Executive of a FTSE 100 company.
Some women and girls live in a free and equal society; many do not. Some women and girls can find support for the ideas they have to help them change their own lives; many cannot. That’s why Rosa exists, and it’s why I support them.
Dame Marjorie Scardino
Baroness Gould has championed women’s equality for many years, and was Chair of the Women’s National Commission.
Spending cuts will seriously affect organisations working with women and girls. Rosa’s work is all the more essential because of this. She has my full support.
Baroness Joyce Gould
Polly Toynbee is a columnist for the Guardian. She was formerly BBC social affairs editor, columnist and associate editor of the Independent, co-editor of the Washington Monthly and a reporter and feature writer for the Observer. She was named ‘Columnist of the Year’ at the 2007 British Press Awards. She serves as President of the Social Policy Association and Vice President of the British Humanist Association and has worked to expose injustices and promote equality in the UK and abroad.
Glenda Jackson CBE, is a British Labour Party politician and actress. She first became a Member of Parliament in 1992, and represented Hampstead and Kilburn until 2015.
Following a period as shadow minister for transport after the 1997 general election, she was appointed as parliamentary under-secretary of state in the government of Prime Minister Tony Blair, with responsibility for London Transport and subsequently became a high profile and vocal back bencher. Since leaving parliament she has returned to acting.
Juliet Stevenson is a film, television and stage actor, and a human rights campaigner.
Baroness Prosser, former Chair of the Women’s National Commission, is a Labour peer and Deputy Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Rosa’s support to women’s organisations both as a funder and influencer is much needed which is why I’m glad to support her valuable work.
Baroness Margaret Prosser, OBE