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Margaret Clark to speak at Caritas Festival

Margaret Clark, a seasoned leader in global management, who will be speaking at the Caritas Festival in Cambridge, has been spearheading efforts for workplace equity and societal change through her roles in public, private, and charitable sectors, including a focus on empowering marginalised communities. Jane Crone reports.

Margaret Clark has had a career in global management and leadership within the public, private, and charitable sectors. Throughout her career, she has taken a special interest in embracing diversity to bring about equity in the workplace and wider society. She will be speaking at the Caritas Festival on November 4, with her talk being at 12.45pm.

Margaret is a past president of the National Board of Catholic Women (NBCW) and is currently their representative in the Diocese of Middlesbrough. She holds an MBA and an MSc in Social Research Methods, which involved research into the causes and effects of poverty. In a voluntary capacity, she has held the position of Chair of the Tees Valley Ministry and District President of the St Vincent de Paul (SVP).

Throughout her career and voluntary activities, Margaret has demonstrated strong leadership and the ability, as well as the passion, to encourage others to get involved.

During her tenure as President of the NBCW, Margaret organised a conference at Ushaw College in November 2022, titled “Women on the Periphery Taking Centre Stage.” The event was attended by participants from across England and Wales; speakers included Pat Jones and Karen Kilby from Durham University, as well as Sr Maria Kolbe from the General Secretariat for the Synod of Bishops. Margaret believes strongly that Human Rights are Women’s Rights and that society should “leave no one behind.”

Margaret is currently supporting the synodal journey in her local area and has a special interest in reaching out and listening to all, with a focus on the marginalised. She is also undertaking an appreciative inquiry into the future of the NBCW, aiming to link the generations so that a united organisation can progress into the future.

For further information about the National Board of Catholic Women, see their website.

For more information about Caritas in East Anglia, visit the Diocesan website.

All are welcome to the Caritas Festival; drop in when you’re free or stay for longer. Mass is at 9.30am and there will be a closing liturgy at 2pm. Tea and coffee will be available all day. Venue: St Laurence’s Church 91 Milton Road, CB4 1XB