Based in central London, Women for Women International UK is a small but highly dedicated team working together with Women for Women International Headquarters in Washington DC and offices in the eight countries where we work.

Executive Team

Brita Fernandez Schmidt, Executive Director
Shivonne Graham, Director of Fundraising and Marketing
Navjyot Johal, Director of Finance and Operations

UK Board of Trustees

Martin Thomas, Chair of Trustees 
Stephanie Wong, Vice Chair of Trustees
Erik Berglof
Lady Alison Deighton
Alex Duncan
Tony Gambino
Emma Grede
Lady Penelope Holmes
Paula Laird
Lyndsey Posner
Amy Towers
Hikari Yokoyama
Michelle Yue

Fundraising and Marketing Committee

Michelle Yue, Committee Chair
Nicky Bullard
Sonia Carpentier 
Sylviane Destribats
Emma Grede
Amy Towers
Stephanie Wong
Hikari Yokoyama

Emeritus Trustees 

Jewelle W.  Bickford
Celia Cattelain
Deborah David
Christine Fisher
Lady Anne Greenstock
Lady Hannah Lowy Mitchell
Deborah Maxwell Chande
Elizabeth Padmore
Diana Saghi Kawkabani
Mercedes Zobel

Special Advisers to the Board

Women for Women International’s Special Advisers are long-term supporters who have a track record of advising the organisation on specific areas of our work.

Laurence Custot
Sylviane Destribats
Alex Eagle
Zoe Kuipers
Alexandra Meyers
Nadja Romain


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