Gender Equality Perth is run by a team of dedicated trustees
Rebecca McClune (She/Her)
Born in the US, Rebecca has been in Scotland since 2006 and a Perth resident since 2012. Her background is in museum learning, and her previous employment has included The Black Watch Castle and Museum, and Perth Museum and Art Gallery. She became more engaged with the issue of gender equality when she became a mother in 2017, and was involved with Women of the World when it came to Perth. She believes raising awareness and taking small steps where we can are a key part of cultural shifts, in addition to the larger scale governmental programmes.
Helen Reid (She/Her)
With a background in cultural programming, curation and production, Helen has worked with major regional galleries across England, Wales and Scotland over the last 10 years to deliver high-profile contemporary visual art exhibitions and events. Having always held a strong personal and professional interest in the discourse around gender equality, Helen became engaged in gender equality action via her involvement with the Women of the World Festival, Perth. Helen is highly committed to furthering the rights of women and breastfeeding is a human right that she supports passionately, reflected in her work coordinating a breastfeeding peer support service for mothers in Perth and Kinross. Helen believes strongly in the power of public art and cultural programming for inspiring societal change, as well as the importance of public consultation and dialogue to inform governmental policy making.
Laura MacLaren (She/Her)
With a varied background that includes financial services and auctioneering, Laura currently works in marketing. Her engagement with the issue of gender equality began in earnest when she became a parent. She also sits on the board of trustees for Perthshire Women’s Aid and is passionately committed to ending gender based violence within our society. Laura strongly believes in the importance of furthering gender equality beyond the male/female binary, giving all who face discrimination on the basis of gender a voice.
Kate Sargent (She/Her)
Kate has had a varied career working in financial services and the third sector which has offered a broad transferrable skill set including event management, fundraising, writing and IT skills. She is now a PhD candidate interested in the intersection between issues of social justice and the pursuit of a more sustainable world.
Although she has always believed in the end goal of equality for all, it was her personal experiences of the barriers against returning to work after having a family that inspired her to explore the many intersecting challenges facing different groups of contemporary women, girls and others. She is passionate about encouraging participation and communication to raise awareness of these inequalities and what we can do together to work towards a safer, fairer and ultimately more sustainable future for everyone.