17–19 October 2016: Conference & Tutorials
19–20 October 2016: Training
London, UK
Lucy Crompton-Reid

Lucy Crompton-Reid
Chief Executive, Wikimedia UK

Website | @lcromptonreid

Lucy Crompton-Reid is chief executive of Wikimedia UK, where she is working with the staff team, board of trustees, and wider Wikimedia community to develop a new strategy and business plan for the charity and help shape the work of the programs team. She is also driving forward the organization’s advocacy, communications, and fundraising activities and engaging new strategic partners. Lucy has worked in the cultural, voluntary, and public sectors for nearly two decades, holding senior roles at Arts Council England, the British Refugee Council, and the House of Lords. Most recently, she was chief executive of the national literature charity Apples and Snakes, England’s leading organization for performance poetry and spoken word. Throughout her career, Lucy has had a particular focus on widening participation and brings a strong commitment to learning, public engagement, and diversity in her role at Wikimedia UK.

Sessions

14:25–15:05 Tuesday, 18/10/2016
Collaboration and community
Location: Buckingham Room Level: Non-technical
Lucy Crompton-Reid (Wikimedia UK)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Lucy Crompton-Reid discusses Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects in the context of diversity and equality, focusing particularly on the gender gap. Lucy explores the impact of the gender gap on the production and consumption of open knowledge and what Wikimedia UK and the wider global movement is doing to help eradicate bias on one of the leading sources of information in the world. Read more.