Lifetime Achiever Award
Karin Woodley has 30 years’ of chief executive experience in public-facing charities tackling social and cultural injustice and inequality. Currently Chief Executive of Cambridge House, a South London charity tackling poverty and social injustice; Karin is a council member of the Economic and Social Research Council; Vice-Chair of London South Bank University’s Student Union; Vice Chair of Community Action Southwark; and a trustee of Locality – a network of community-led organisations. Previously, Chief Executive of the Stephen Lawrence Charity; Karin’s inspirational and creative leadership, humour and care for others combined with strong political acumen, a dedication to human rights and energetic persistence, have enabled her to drive a number of significant changes at a community and statutory level in the arts, education, social action, and criminal justice sectors. Her extraordinary contribution to the diversity and equality movement deserves to be applauded, and cements Karin a place on the Lifetime Achiever shortlist.