Who is she?
She has worked in countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan and Nepal, advising governments, international organisations and companies. She’s also trained journalists and editors in countries like Albania and Senegal about sex trafficking and gender based violence.
In 1980 she founded the 300 GROUP campaign to increase the number of women MPs and local councilors in the UK (300 is roughly half the number of seats in the House of Commons).
Why should we thank her?
Lesley has helped to raise the profile of women in the UK, particularly in the political sphere, while her advisory work has no doubt impacted many women around the world.