Sheila Wild is a policy analyst, writer and poet.

Policy and corporate work

After a seven year stint in retail, Sheila Wild spent 27 years working for the Equal Opportunities Commission, where she was Director of Employment Policy. She led the Commission’s work on a wide range of gender equality issues, laying the ground for much of the successful partnership work with business, the voluntary sector and trade unions. In 2003 she won the Wainwright Trust Award for contributions to equality. Throughout this period she was the Commission’s main author, writing reports, policy papers, codes of practice and ‘how-to’guides. 

In 2007 Sheila Wild moved across to the newly created Equality and Human Rights’ Commission, where as well as leading on equal pay, she also led on age issues.

Sheila Wild has held corporate governance roles, having been a trustee for a small international charity and a member of a health regulatory board. She is an alumna of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Commonwealth Study Conference. 

Since leaving the Equality and Human Rights Commission in 2011, Sheila Wild has been working as a freelance writer and equality consultant. She is the founder of EqualPayPortal the independent website aimed at helping people to understand equal pay and the gender pay gap. 


Sheila Wild’s poetry has appeared in number of journals and anthologies, and has won several awards.  Her debut collection equinox was published by Cinnamon Press in May 2016. 

You can read some of her work at APoet’sNotesFromBlackstoneEdge .  


You can read Sheila’s full CV here.

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