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Becca Dean

CEO and Founder

Becca is a former English Teacher and the CEO and Founder of The Literacy Hubs (@theliteracyhubs on all socials). The Literacy Hubs helps communities gain the literacy skills they need to thrive. Their first hub, The Pompey Pirates launched in September 2020! The Pompey Pirates provides an intensive, year long, literacy programme in a unique, creative and adventurous learning environment that inspires young people from the least advantaged communities to improve their literacy skills and fall in love with reading and writing.

Becca is also the Co-founder of the award winning charity The Girls’ Network. In June 2021 Becca was awarded an MBE in The Queen’s birthday honours list for both her work with The Literacy Hubs and The Girls’ Network. In 2017 Becca was listed as one of Forbes 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneurs. She is also the winner of the Stylist Magazine 'Women With Heart' Awards 2017, been featured in The Independents 'Happy List', a recipient of a Shaping Portsmouth Award and was awarded The Teach First Innovation award in 2012. Becca is Portsmouth born and bred and passionate about putting local female voices on the air. Each week she presents 'In Conversation' on Express FM where she welcomes a woman who has achieved incredible things both professionally and personally in order to share their story, wisdom and of course their favourite tracks. Becca believes that coordinated, local, action to raise literacy levels, will lead to increased educational attainment, employment and economic engagement across the city.

Nov. 16, 2021

18. Becca Deans MBE

Hear from Becca Dean MBE, founder of The Literacy Hubs, and co-founder of the award-winning The Girls’ Network. In this episode, we learn how Becca’s passion for her home town of Portsmouth, led her to create a fantastic char...

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