About this event

  • Date and time Thu 15 Oct 2020 from 11:00am to 12:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Retired Fellows Society

Rebecca Hilsenrath, CEO of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, will speak to the Retired Fellows Society on equality and human rights issues.

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Key speakers

Rebecca Hilsenrath

CEO, Equality and Human Rights Commission

Speaker's biography

Rebecca was appointed Chief Executive Officer to the Equality and Human Rights Commission in October 2015, before which she held the role of Chief Legal Officer.


After graduating from Cambridge, Rebecca trained and practiced law at Linklaters before leaving to have a family. After a career break, she worked in the Government Legal Service, where she held a number of roles in the then Department for Education and Skills and in the Attorney General’s Office.


She was then appointed CEO of LawWorks (the Solicitors Pro Bono Group), a national charity facilitating free legal advice to community groups and individuals in need, where she worked for five years before moving to the EHRC in 2014. 


Rebecca has also established two schools, set up the National Pro Bono Centre in Chancery Lane and has sat on the boards of a number of charities and advice agencies, including the Bar Pro Bono Unit and the Mary Ward Legal Centre. In 2012, she was listed by the Times among the 100 most influential lawyers in the country and in December 2018, she was elected Chair of the Association of Chief Executives.


She has four sons and a foster daughter and her hobbies include renovating a listed cottage in Snowdonia and writing e-novels.



Disclaimer:All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations. 

Special rates for difficult times 

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s COVID-19 online events are available free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

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