Niamh Goggin has worked in social finance and community economic development in the Northern Ireland, Britain and Central America since 1991. She was the first Chair of the Community Development Finance Association. She runs a consultancy company, Small Change, advising on and researching social investment. She is a trustee of the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland, UK Community Foundations and Social & Community Capital.
Three women took the lead in starting a new trade association for community finance. "None of our male colleagues felt in a position to take that risk", recalls Niamh Goggin. Dial forward 20 years and the sector's leaders are male, pale and privileged.
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