Hannah is an impact and learning partner for UK-based social purpose organisations. Drawing on 20 years of experience leading impact, research, strategy and communications for social justice organisations, she works with charities, social enterprises and social businesses who want to supercharge their impact, but aren’t sure how.
Before transitioning to freelance working, Hannah was Director of Impact and Influence at UnLtd, the foundation for social entrepreneurs, where she was put impact at the heart of the organisation’s strategy, and radically transformed the way the foundation uses data by building a culture of curiosity, learning and improvement.
Hannah lives in London with her husband and three children.
What is the best advice you’d like to share when it comes to combining a senior leadership career with raising young children?
Don’t shy away from conversations at home and in the workplace about the paid and unpaid work is takes to support a family. Much of the labour of raising a family remains hidden, and still disproportionately falls on the shoulders of women. Bring it out into the open; instigate conversations and agree with your partner who will do what. Set parameters in the workplace and don’t apologise for them. Revisit your decisions regularly to ensure they are working for everyone.