Karen Cooke

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Karen Cooke has been involved with Student Volunteering Cardiff for almost 20 years. She is an Organisational and Staff Development Manager within HR at Cardiff University and is Chair of the University Staff LGBT+ Network, Enfys (Welsh for rainbow). In HR Karen has a cross university role in supporting organisational change and manages a team that are responsible for employee engagement. During her time as Chair of Enfys, Cardiff University has featured in the Stonewall Top 100 Employers for 5 consecutive years. Enfys have been named as the Best Welsh Employee Network Group in 2014 and 2015 and in 2015 Karen was awarded Role Model of the Year by Stonewall Cymru and presented with an Outstanding Contribution to Equality and Diversity award by Cardiff University. Outside of work Karen can most often be found in the stands at Cardiff Arms Park supporting the Cardiff Blues rugby team!