Brita Fernandez Schmidt
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.
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.
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.
Finance and Operations Team
Director of Finance and Operations
I chose to work for Women for Women International for the amazing work that the charity carries out amongst the most marginalised and vulnerable peoples of the world. In particular, I love the demonstrable impact that the programmes deliver, down to the increase of income of those who attend our courses. To play a small part in the transformative change being delivered globally by Women for Women International is a real privilege.
I am inspired by my sister, who continues to motivate me in the work I do here at Women for Women.
I am inspired by the incredible, dedicated team and also our simple mission of helping women affected by civil war and conflict.
It is a great feeling to know that somewhere out there, there are women whose lives have been transformed thanks to what we do.
Fundraising, Marketing and Communications Team
Director of Fundraising and Marketing
I am inspired every day by the strength, resilience, hopefulness and vision of the women in our programmes. What they have been through without exception I can never imagine. They are my sisters and what ties us together is stronger than what divides us – by virtue of where I was born I live the life I do. It is my greatest privilege to play even the tiniest role in helping them deliver on their immense potential for themselves, their children and their communities.
Grants Team Leader
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.
Associate Director, Marketing and Communications
I love the phrase 'Empowered women, empower women' – and I think that Women for Women International’s work encompasses this. That’s what inspires me to do my job.
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.
Sponsorship and Database Coordinator
I am constantly inspired by the incredible stories of strength and perseverance of the women we work with. I also strongly believe that it’s important for men to play a part in achieving equality.
Grants 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.
Fundraising Projects Assistant
I am Inspired by the incredible women in our programmes and their strength and determination to overcome the worst of circumstances. It fills me with great joy to know the women in our programmes are given the opportunity and skills to rebuild their lives and that of their families.
Senior Marketing and Fundraising Manager
Hearing stories of Women for Women International graduates who have started their own business or found the confidence to stand up for their rights is very inspiring.
Fundraising and Marketing Assistant
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.
Digital Marketing Officer
I am inspired by our amazing graduates, like Sylhane, who I met in Kosovo. She shared, "The classes that I attended really made me brave – they pulled out the best from us."
Policy and Advocacy Team
Senior Manager for 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.
Role under development
Role under development.