Yvette Williams MBE

Yvette Williams MBE has a strong track record of delivery and experience in all aspects of leadership at a senior level; specialising in cultural and organisational change, promoting equality and diversity and public and community engagement strategies, for over 30 years.  She worked with the Mangrove Community Association and served tenure as a Trustee for the Tabernacle Community Centre and the Pepper Pot Club (for Caribbean elders) in Notting Hill where she lives.  She was a founding member of Operation Black Vote. Yvette was head of Equality and Diversity for the Crown Prosecution Service in London for 14 years, developing hate crime prosecution policies and community engagement strategies. She was awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours list in 2012. She is a co-founder of the Justice 4 Grenfell Campaign. The campaign has used a variety of media to ensure that Grenfell Tower disaster remains in the public eye From the campaign’s inception in June 2017,  Yvette has been a key speaker at many events including the Women of the World festival, the Justice Lecture at the GMB union conference and TEDx London. In October 2019 the justice 4 Grenfell team won the Significant contribution award as Woman of the Year; in April 2020 the Campaign won the Education Category at the New York Film festival for the film ‘Grenfell and Social Murder’ which was co-produced with the Open University and Hamlett Films. Yvette has written for and featured in a number of publications. In September 2020, Yvette featured on an iconic front fold out cover of British Vogue as one of 20 international activists and also on the UK Ethnicity Awards Top 100 list.