Dr Wanda Wyporska to leave The Equality Trust

Dr Wanda Wyporska, Executive Director of The Equality Trust is to step down in September after five years in the post. She is leaving to take up the role of CEO of the Society of Genealogists on 1st October. Together with The Equality Trust team and trustees, she has increased the organisation’s profile, staff team and financial sustainability, as well as its range of partnerships and influence, including chairing the newly-formed Structural Inequalities Alliance.

Dr Wanda Wyporska said:

“I’ve had an incredible five years at The Equality Trust and am grateful to the trustees, staff, supporters, and funders, for their passion and commitment to fighting inequality. There is still such a lot to do, but I am proud of all the work that we’ve been able to do with young people, on intersectional issues, supporting grass roots groups and influencing key players across academia, politics and media.”

Dr Fran Darlington-Pollock, Chair of the Board of Trustees at The Equality Trust said:

“Inequality is not inevitable. We must challenge it, fight it, and demand a better life for all. Over the last five years The Equality Trust has been incredibly fortunate to have Dr Wanda Wyporska leading that fight, campaigning for change and empowering so many to do the same. We wish Wanda every success in her next steps and look forward to continuing to grow as an organisation which she has taken from strength to strength.”


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Dr Wanda Wyporska, 07837 909 418.

Dr Wyporska led The Equality Trust for five years, where she oversaw digital innovation, significant diversification of income, and a doubling of staff. She is also a trustee of Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO) and Redthread. She is also a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of York. She was voted as the Best Charity CEO on Social Media 2020 and named as one of Charity Times 21 to Watch in 21.