Charlotte Ransom wins award from Worshipful Company of Educators for her work with Speakers for Schools

17 April 2015

S4S speaker Charlotte RansomWe are proud to announce that S4S Speaker Charlotte Ransom will be honoured at the Worshipful Company of Educators 2015 Election and Awards Dinner with the Mary Lou Carrington Award. As an award that recognises businesswomen for their outstanding contributions to education, Charlotte was nominated for her ongoing participation and support of Speakers for Schools, alongside her demonstrable passion for helping young people.

Charlotte Ransom has said: “I am absolutely delighted to have been recognised with the Mary Lou Carrington Award for my work with Speakers for Schools and other education oriented initiatives. Speakers for Schools drives a critical need for all schoolchildren to gain access to speakers who can inform, inspire and motivate. Their work has an extraordinary impact and helps to ensure that the broadest possible segment of young people can access this valuable aspect of education.”

Speakers for Schools is delighted to see Ms Ransom honoured with this prestigious award from the sector. Charlotte Ransom spent 25 years in investment banking, the majority being with Goldman Sachs where she was a partner for ten years. She studied modern languages at Bristol University before joining JP Morgan in 1987 on their analyst training programme. She joined Goldman Sachs in 1992, working in a range of different areas including Fixed Income, Currency and Commodity divisions, plus a further 5 years managing new business in the Equities Division. Charlotte retired from Goldman Sachs in 2011 and since has been exploring the impact of digital technology, including advisor for two on-line start-ups.

In addition, since 2010, Charlotte has pursued a number of philanthropic interests. She is Vice President of Save the Children UK and an advisor on future strategy. She is also an active donor and supporter in educational projects, including: literacy in Bhutan, early childhood care in Uganda and school building in Uganda.

Charlotte has been a part of the Speakers for Schools network since 2012, giving talks in state schools sharing her insights and learned wisdom on the world of work, finance and banking.

The late Mary Lou Carrington, for which the award was named, was a businesswoman and a Common Counsellor in the City of London, with a passionate commitment to education. She joined the Educators in its early stages and was instrumental in the development and growth of the professional body, representing the UK’s top educationalists. Her death in 2008 sadly prevented her installation as Master.

The award was created in her memory and given each year to a business woman who has made a significant and inspirational contribution to education.

Congratulations, Charlotte!