Frequently asked questions

What is The Female Lead?


The Female Lead is an educational charity that empowers women to take the lead in their own lives at every stage. We share stories of women who have found diverse paths to fulfilment and amplify their voices to inspire and stimulate personal and societal change. Through original content and teaching resources gifted to girls in education in the UK and USA we hope to stimulate debate, showcase role models and develop leadership skills.




What is your charity number?


We operate under The Edwina Dunn and Clive Humby Educational Foundation. Charity number: 1179633




Who founded The Female Lead?


The Female Lead was founded by Data Science Entrepreneur Edwina Dunn OBE in 2015. Edwina Dunn’s heritage in data science informs our approach - to listen and collect data through research and storytelling, then respond with useful interventions.




Where is The Female Lead based?


We are a UK based charity but you’ll find our books and resources in schools and universities around the world.




Who works for The Female Lead?


We are a small UK based team consisting of: Edwina Dunn Becky Small Bea Appleby Lauren Lind Veryan Dexter Helen Jordan Holly Droy Callum Blake Laura Whiteside




Do you have any job opportunities?


We currently do not have any job openings or internships. Please keep an eye on our LinkedIn page for updates. If you see a job listing on our LinkedIn page please check to ensure it is posted by a member of our team (names above). We are aware of a number of scams/fake job postings on LinkedIn - if you’re unsure contact us directly and we will confirm.




How do I contact The Female Lead?


You can contact us directly at: info@thefemalelead.com social@thefemalelead.com




I was contacted by someone who claims to work for The Female Lead, is this real?


We will only contact you using a verified e-mail address linked to our website (@thefemalelead.com). We have a small team and other than the list above, there are no other employees currently working for us. If you're contacted by someone claiming to work for us and you're unsure please refer to the names above or contact us directly and we will confirm. We will never ask you to share personal information or your credit card details so please be vigilant of scams. We are aware of fake profiles that have been set up claiming to work for us on LinkedIn. Please notify us of any suspicious behaviour and report the profiles to LinkedIn.




How do I access your LIVE events?


You can access our LIVE events by visiting our social channels directly. If you follow us, you can turn on notifications so you’re told when we go LIVE. You will never be required to click on an external link or provide credit card details to watch our LIVE events on our channels. We are aware of fake profiles running scams around LIVE events on LinkedIn. Please DO NOT click on any links, unless posted directly by The Female Lead’s verified account. We will never ask you to provide credit card details to watch these online events. If you see any comments or suspicious behaviours please report this directly to the platform or get in touch with any questions.




Do you sell merchandise?


You can buy our first book on Amazon: The Female Lead: Women Who Shape Our World You can buy our second book on our website or on Amazon The Female Lead Volume 2: We Rise By Lifting Others Please note we are currently not selling any other products or merchandise.




What is your VAT number


We operate under The Edwina Dunn and Clive Humby Educational Foundation. VAT: 321584222