Vivienne Hayes, MBE is the CEO of Women’s Resource Centre. 

Vivienne has spent over 30 years working in the women’s sector, both delivering and managing services. Her passion is to support and improve the life experiences of women and their children, and most of her work has focused on this. Vivienne’s first inspiration comes from her mother, a working class woman who left school in her early teens to work in a factory, but who impressed upon her children the importance of education and an open mind.

Vivienne was a commissioner for Women’s National Commission, one of the first Trustees of Rosa – the UK Fund for Women, and has advised the Women’s Foundation. Vivienne was awarded the National Diversity Award 2013 for Gender Role Model. WRC won Third Sector 2014 award for Britain’s Most Admired Charity. More recently, Vivienne was made an MBE.