Founder and Director
The Roots Programme
After a successful teaching career Ruth founded RECLAIM, a multi award-winning charity supporting working class young people into leadership positions. Ruth used her platform as RECLAIM CEO for 11 years to campaign nationally with young people and their communities for greater levels of equality and to the remove the stigma faced by many disadvantaged communities. She was named by Virgin as one of the top six women change-makers globally and is an Ashoka Fellow. She is the Founder of The Roots Programme, an initiative born out of Brexit, designed to bring influencers from vastly different communities together to learn from each other and increase levels of compassion in our leaders.