Margaret Llewelyn Davies
Margaret Llewelyn Davies (1861–1944) was the general secretary of the Co-operative Women's Guild from 1899 until 1921. During her tenure, the Guild became far more politically active than it previously had been.
Davies's election was a "turning point" in the organization's history; her tenure ushered in an era of unprecedented growth and success for the guild. Davies was considered to be such a significant figure in the guild that Catherine Webb considered Davies's retirement such a significant loss for the Guild that she began writing The Woman with the Basket, her history of the Guild to that time. She was a prominent and dedicated pacifist of her era.
Davies had an unusual upbringing; her parents were involved in radical intellectual movements when she was a child. Her father was a fellow of Trinity College and an outspoken foe of poverty and inequality, active in Christian Socialist groups, and also involved in the early co-operative movement. Many of her extended family were also politically active, especially around the issue of women's suffrage.
- Blaszak, Barbara J. (2000). Matriarchs of the movement : female leadership and gender politics within the English cooperative movement (1. publ. ed.). Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press. ISBN 978-0313309953.
- Stuckey, Karyn. "Margaret Llewelyn Davies (1861–1944) and the Women's Co-operative Guild". National Co-operative Archive. Archived from the original on 26 August 2012. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
- Gaffin, Jean; Thoms, David (1993). Caring & sharing : the centenary history of the Co-operative Women's Guild (2nd ed.). Manchester: Holyoake Books. ISBN 978-0851952017.
- Scott, Gillian (1998). Feminism and the politics of working women : the Women's Co-operative Guild, 1880s to the Second World War. London: UCL Press. ISBN 1857287983.
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| Secretary of the Women's Co-operative Guild