Outstanding Women of Achievement Series - Harriet Lamb - What’s next for Fairtrade?

Location: Lucy Cavendish College

Date(s): Thu 29 January - Thu 29 January

Time: 6:00 - 7:00

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To celebrate our 50th Anniversary year in 2015, in addition to our regular Thursday talks, we are running a series of lectures at Lucy Cavendish College from outstanding women of achievement. Tickets are open to the general public and free of charge, so book early to avoid disappointment.

In her talk 'Dangerous Ideas Wanted: What's next for Fairtrade?' Harriet Lamb looks back over the first 20 years of Fairtrade in the UK and asks what is next for the global movement...Harriet Lamb

In September 2012 Harriet Lamb became CEO of Fairtrade International (FLO). Harriet was previously Executive Director of the Fairtrade Foundation from 2001 - 2012. She guided the Foundation through a period of staggering growth, whcih saw estimated sales of Fairtrade products in the UK increase from £30m in her first year to £1.3bn in 2011. The number of products in the UK carrying the FAIRTRADE Mark grew from 80 to more than 4,500 licensed products. A flourishing grassroots social movement has also grown across the UK with over 500 Fairtrade Towns - where a commitment to Fairtrade has been made by the council, shops and businesses - and thousands of Fairtrade schools, universities and faith groups.

Previously Harriet worked as Banana Coordinator at Fairtrade International. Harriet also worked with several other non-governmental organisations, always with an interest in international development issues, and lived 6 years in India. In February 2008 Harriet's book 'Fighting the Banana Wars and Other Fairtrade Battles' was published. Harriet was awarded a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in the New Year's Honours List 2006, in recognition of her work in building Fairtrade in the UK, and has won many other prestigious awards, including Credit Suisse Business Woman of the year.

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