Herstory exists as two individual, legal entities: Herstory Ltd and THE Herstory Education TRUST.

The Herstory Light Festival operates from Herstory Ltd, a limited company with charitable objectives. The board is small, nimble and brilliant:

Melanie Lynch – Chair & Founding Director

Dani Gill – Curator & Director

Mandalei Kuhn – Lawyer & Director

Lydia Campbell – Leadership Consultant & Director

Morita Kelleher –Financial Consultant & Company Secretary


The Herstory schools programme is governed by the Herstory Education Trust. The Board of Trustees:

Dr. Emma Black

Jim Fitzpatrick

Sharon O’ Halloran

Michelle Lynch

Herstory is supported by a Panel of Advisors:

Dr. Mary McAuliffe

Maria Bourke

John Ennis

Simone George

Liz Gillis

O’ Kennedy Consulting

Media Lawyers

MK Consulting

Diane Tangey

Karina Tynan

Dr. Senia Paseta

Stephen Plunkett

Maureen Simon