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Business Insider’s Ridley joining The Female Lead

April 29, 2024

Posted by Chris Roush

Louise RIdley
Louise Ridley

Business Insider’s Louise Ridley is joining The Female Lead, the women’s empowerment charity founded by Tesco Clubcard entrepreneur Edwina Dunn, as editorial director.

The global charity, based in the UK, has 8.4 million followers on social media. It offers diverse and authentic role models to girls and women and supports data, research and science to solve the urgent inequality challenges facing women.

Ridley has been a senior editor on the UK business team since April 2022. Ridley was previously a senior journalist at BBC Newsbeat.

She has also worked at special projects editor at HuffPost UK and news editor for longform and special projects for BuzzFeed UK, and worked at publications including BBC Focus magazine, the Evening Standard and Campaign magazine.

She managed Newsbeat’s forward planning operation and managed collaborations with teams like Panorama, BBC Business, 5Live and BBC Three.

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