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Ann Porter BA MBA, Chair and Co-Founder of Feisty Women

Ann is currently the founder and CEO of a social innovation company working within the public sector to encourage and develop social entrepreneurs and innovation.


Ann is a career social entrepreneur who has worked to address social injustice her whole working life. Her career has included senior level roles across the UK.


She held Executive Director posts in London’s NHS, founded two social innovation companies and led a national Scottish charity from a basic start to significant growth. She has built social enterprises from scratch to help local authorities improve productivity and ideas for innovation across all sectors.


Ann is shocked at the persistent discrimination experienced by older women and founded the charity, Feisty Women, with Anne Rendall in order to tackle the injustice.

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Feisty Women is a registered charity SC049016

c/o Community Regeneration Team, Arthurstone Library, Arthurstone Terrace, Dundee DD4 6RT


Feisty Women is politically neutral and welcomes membership and support
from all groups and a broad range of opinion formers and influencers.