Monday, March 9, 2015

Woman of the Week | Valerie Amos | 54 St James Street

Woman of the Week, WEEK 6! Each week we will be posting a blog about one of our great historic women;

Each room at 54 St James Street has been carefully named after an inspiring woman who made her mark in history. The Women's Organisation want to introduce you to some of these amazing women so you can see why they have been recognised at the Women's International Centre for Economic Development (WICED)

This week we will be looking at the incredible work of Valerie Amos
(Born 13th March 1954)

Baroness Valerie Amos is the eighth UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator. There are many ‘firsts’ in the biography of Baroness Valerie Amos. She was the first black woman to become the Leader of the House of Lords and a member of the Cabinet of the United Kingdom.

She is a renowned world expert of human rights, race and gender equality, and has always promoted the idea that people should have equal opportunities in life, regardless of their gender, social status and race.

Valerie studied at the University of Warwick, going on to become the Secretary of State for International Development and the EU special representative to the African Union. She has been a highly esteemed advisor to the South African government on public service reform, human rights and employment equality.

Baroness Amos is one of three black peers that sit in the House of Lords and she was created as a life peer in 1997. She was previously the Government Whip from 1998 to 2001.

Her long and varied political career continues to grow, but her unwavering focus on equality and human rights remains constant. 

54 St James Street is a development of The Women’s Organisation which works for women’s economic progress. The Women’s Organisation has been a non-profit distributing company since 1996 (formerly known as Train 2000). By using the fabulous facilities available at 54 St James Street not only will you be assured of a successful event but you will contribute to the valuable work delivered through The Women’s Organisation.

The Amos Room is one of our smaller meeting rooms. These smaller meeting rooms are stylishly and comfortably designed to facilitate meetings of between 2 and 6 people. From just £10 per hour these rooms will add city centre sophistication to your meeting. Full or half day hire also available.

To find out more about our Amos Room and all of our other suites and rooms, contact us on or visit our website here

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