Young Women’s Trust names next CEO

Young Women’s Trust has named Claire Reindorp as its next chief executive.

She joins after 13 years at the Peabody Community Foundation, most recently as its head of region. She has also headed up children’s and older people’s services at the Foundation.

Her previous roles include head of operations in London for the Refugee Council and senior roles at Crime Concern.

“The Young Women’s Trust is a fantastic organisation that combines high quality support for young women in low or now pay, research that shines a spotlight on the realities of their lives, and campaigns for equality,” said Reindorp.

“The stark facts are that women aged 18 to 29 earn on average at least 20% less per year than their male peers. Covid has made things worse, with 1.5 million young women losing their income altogether. At the same time, the unpaid and largely unrecognised work of young women is worth over £140 billion to our economy.

“I look forward to working with Young Women’s Trust talented team, our partners, and young women themselves to grow our impact and raise the profile of this financial penalty.”

Reindorp replaces interim chief executive Abi Shapiro, who is to continue as chief operating officer at the charity.

The Trust’s CEO from 2013 to 2019 was Carole Easton, who has since worked in interim chief executive roles at charities including Refuge, British Lung Foundation and Centre for Ageing Better.

Trust chair Jo-ann Robertson added: “We are delighted that Claire will be leading Young Women’s Trust at such an important time for the organisation.

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