My name is June and I took up the position of Chair of the Board of Trustees of Nottingham Women’s Centre in January 2017. A daunting task following on from someone who had been doing a great job for a number of years.
I first walked into Nottingham women’s Centre in October 1989 and realised even then what a precious resource it was for women in Nottingham. I had been involved in women’s centres, housing co-ops and independent/radical bookshops for 14 years before that in other places I had lived but this was by far the most ambitious project I had seen at that time. I was involved in the voluntary management group and keeping the ‘books’ for about 10 years after that time.
After that the full time job took over my life for quite a few years, I’m a university chemistry teacher in the day job, but hopefully I retained a commitment to the core values of Nottingham Women’s Centre and I initiated a number of Women in Science projects that I linked to my job (if anyone ever wants to talk to me about that happy to). Last year when I saw the call for more women to consider be involved as trustees at Nottingham Women’s Centre it felt good to think about being involved again. I hope I can bring some skills to the table and help this remarkable project continue to go from strength to strength.
I still work full time so I’m probably less visible at the Centre in the day than I would like but I hope anyone who wants to contact me will feel free to do so and I can promise that I will make some time.