Distinguished Life Fellow accolade for Lizzie Jordan, Think2Speak Founder
Social entrepreneur Lizzie Jordan receives Distinguished Life Fellowship from Bishop Grosseteste University’
Lizzie Jordan, one of the UK's highest-profile HIV advocates has been awarded a Distinguished Honorary Fellowship by Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln.
The fellowship was awarded to Lizzie for her ‘outstanding service to the University and Public Life’.
Lizzie is the founder of Think2Speak, a social enterprise that empowers people to be better communicators. Think2Speak focuses on equipping people with the skills and confidence to have conversations around subjects they may find challenging such as LGBT+ relationships, sex education and sexual health. The organisation has clients in the private and public sector, where Lizzie and her team can often be found educating the next generations in schools around the country.
A representative from the university said: “We were delighted to be able to admit Lizzie into the ranks of Distinguished University Life Fellows, in recognition of her outstanding service to the University and Public Life. Think2Speak’s work as an award-winning social enterprise has been fundamental to driving change and giving people the confidence to have a voice.”
Reacting to the fellowship, Lizzie said: “It is a great privilege to be awarded this Honorary Fellowship from a university that I love so much. Having been a guest speaker at the university for many years it is fantastic that they are supporting the work that myself and Think2Speak do on a daily basis.”
“The recognition is another great step forward for people everywhere who are tackling some of societies biggest issues, whether we see them every day or whether they’re hidden below the surface. We look forward to continuing our work promoting social inclusion and changing perceptions and lives.”
Since its launch in 2015, Think2Speak has trained over 2,500 professionals, worked with over 5,500 school children, empowering more than 8,000 people to have conversations that matter.