Dionne Reid

Dionne is the founder and CEO of Women’s Work. She has spent over 21 years building a team of 34 staff members and 30 volunteers. In 2017, Dionne was voted Derbyshire’s Most Inspirational Woman. Dionne is passionate about helping women to gain the confidence and skills they need to make positive and lasting life changes and has served time as an elected Women’s Ambassador for the East Midlands. She has represented women and the service users of Women’s Work on a number of local, regional and national issues and forums.

Dionne also served as the Vice Chair of Derby’s Gender, Diversity and Sexuality forum, as well as the Chair of Derby City’s International Women’s Day Planning Committee, Director of the Women’s Breakout National Forum and served as an independent member of Derby City Councils Standards Committee. In 2023, Dionne was awarded an honorary degree from Derby University in recognition for her passion and significant impact she has made since founding Women’s Work by improving the lives of vulnerable women and their families throughout the county of Derbyshire.