Our staff

Evelyn Fraser

evelyn pictureEvelyn is the Development Manager of the Scottish Women’s Convention.

Evelyn has previously worked as a paralegal, supporting women clients with equal pay claims against employers; a careers advisor, assisting long term unemployed women to enter employment; helpline advisor, assisting individuals with discrimination queries in the workplace; development manager, highlighting the gender pay gap in Scotland.

Prior to working in the voluntary sector, Evelyn was employed as a management accountant in the private sector.


Lorna Gilfillan

Lorna Gilfillan

Lorna is Policy and Events Coordinator at the Scottish Women’s Convention.

Lorna was born in Forfar and brought up in Kirriemuir, Angus. She moved to Glasgow in 2002 to study law at Glasgow University, graduating with a 2:1 Honours Degree in 2006. Prior to working with the SWC, Lorna was a legal assistant in a small but busy law firm, whose primary purpose was to vindicate the rights of those long overlooked and often marginalised before the courts in Scotland.

Lorna lives just outside Glasgow with her husband and their two children.


Shairi Bowes

Shairi Bowes

Shairi is Policy and Research Officer at the Scottish Women's Convention.

Shairi graduated from the University of Glasgow holding both an Honours and Master of Letters in History and Politics, specialising in the history of the LGBT movement in both Britain and North America. As a student, she campaigned for fairer access to higher education for children from under-privileged backgrounds.

In her spare time, Shairi has a keen interest in vintage fashion and make up, particularly from the 1940s and 50’s era.