Norma is an External Advisor to the Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice, Oxford Brookes University. She has over 15 years’ experience in women’s development and diversity and has worked at senior levels in public/private partnerships, the private sector and the not-for -profit sector. She was previously Director of Opportunity Now (1999-2008), the UK’s leading employer network to advance women in the workplace.
Norma’s recent work, as founder and director of WomenCount, benchmarks the participation of women in leadership roles in Higher Education and the third sector, analyses the findings and explores actions to accelerate progress. Her publications include WomenCount: Leaders in Higher Education 2016 and WomenCount: Charity Leaders 2012.
Norma works in partnership with other organisations and initiatives committed to diversity, and is currently Chair of the Women’s Equality Network Wales which is funded by the Welsh Assembly Government. She has an MA in International Studies from the University of Denver and a Diploma from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University.