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Meet our team

Meet our team

Executive Team

Brita Fernandez Schmidt

Brita Fernandez Schmidt

Executive Director

I love working here because I get to be with inspirational women and men - from the women we help in countries affected by conflict to my colleagues in the office.

Dani Mason

Dani Mason

Chief of Staff

I am inspired to work together with colleagues around the world in creating the world we want to live in –​ a world where all women’s voices are heard, and their rights are respected.

Negar Sharafi

Negar Sharafi

Personal Assistant to the Executive Director

I am inspired by the enthusiasm of my colleagues and their dedication to creating real change in the world, as well as the strength and resilience of the women we serve in our programmes.

Finance and Operations Team

Ghazala Awan

Ghazala Awan

Finance Manager

I am inspired by my sister, who continues to motivate me in the work I do here at Women for Women.

Nick Waring

Nick Waring

Director of Finance and Resources

I love working for a charity that delivers real transformative change amongst such marginalised and vulnerable women.

Rachel Cropper

Rachel Cropper

Administrative Assistant - Operations and Resources

Hearing stories about how the women we work with have been able to send their children to school, educate their friends on their rights and fulfil their potential is definitely a highlight of working within this organisation.

Fundraising, Marketing and Communications Team

Aleks Michalik

Aleks Michalik

Executive Assistant to the Director of Fundraising, Marketing and Communications

I love working with Women for Women International–​ UK because I know everything we do has a positive impact on the women survivors of war, their families and whole communities.

Chiara Martinelli

Chiara Martinelli

Special Events Senior Officer

I am inspired by working with such a passionate team dedicated to supporting women survivors of war and promoting gender equality.

Emma Halahan

Emma Halahan

Digital Marketing Officer

It is a great privilege to be able to tell the inspiring and powerful stories of the women we serve. I am so proud to work for an organisation that empowers the most marginalised women to forge their own futures.

Hannah Robinson

Hannah Robinson

Programme Funding Assistant

It is so motivating to be part of a team working towards a better future for women and building the global sisterhood – together we can achieve so much and be a powerful force for change.

Ida Jarsve

Ida Jarsve

Programme Funding Officer

I am particularly inspired by our work with displaced women in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, who continue to show amazing strength and resilience.

Izzy Clark

Izzy Clark

Digital Content Producer

I am inspired by being part of a diverse global team. On my own, it often seems like the problems and setbacks are insurmountable – but as a group, we are optimistic, ambitious, and fearless.

Jenny Rose

Jenny Rose

PR Consultant

I’m inspired by my colleagues around the globe, some of whom work in difficult circumstances, and the women we all work to support; it’s an honour to raise their voices, and tell their stories.

Joeyta Bose

Joeyta Bose

European Head of Programme Funding and Partnerships

With an understanding of the stark realities that the poorest women face in the conflict-affected communities, it inspires me greatly to know that our programmes bring them real opportunities for change.

Julia Hopper

Julia Hopper

Associate Director of Philanthropy

Women for Women International is an amazing organisation and one that I am really honoured to be part of. The women whom we support are brave and resilient beyond words.

Katherine Hughes

Katherine Hughes

Programme Funding and Philanthropy Researcher

The enthusiasm and dedication of my colleagues as well as the achievements of the women in communities around the world is a fantastic motivation for me every day.

Policy and Advocacy Team

Carron Mann

Carron Mann

Head of Policy and Advocacy

I'm inspired by the resilience of the women we work with and the unwavering passion of my colleagues across the world to deliver our mission.

Sarah Redd

Sarah Redd

Policy and Advocacy Officer

I am continuously inspired by women around the world, joined together by sisterhood, who are supporting and empowering each other and creating a world full of courage and hope.

Stephanie Siddall

Stephanie Siddall

Global Advocacy Manager

I’m inspired by the stories of strength, dedication and leadership that I hear from the women we serve around the world – including those who, despite the immense challenges they face, use their voices to become advocates for change in their communities.