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Our UK team

Our UK team

Learn more about the people behind Women for Women International – UK and hear what inspires and motivates them to work here and be part of our mission.

A career with Women for Women International means working alongside a dynamic, ambitious and passionate team in the UK, US, Germany and our country offices.

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.

Negar Sharafi

Negar Sharafi

Executive 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.

Shivonne Graham

Shivonne Graham

Managing Director

Women living in war zones, experience the very worst effects of gender inequality – and they are least able to speak out and be listened to. I’m proud to help raise the voices of women who are often ignored and forgotten.

Sophie Lloyd

Sophie Lloyd

Executive Assistant to the Managing Director

I want to help all women everywhere in our shared goal for gender equality and working for Women for Women International allows me to play a role in achieving this.

Finance and Operations Team

Carrie Brownlee

Carrie Brownlee

Director of Finance and Resources

I am inspired by the incredible, brave women who have survived unimaginable atrocities to become part of this mission to create a safer, more just world. I am inspired by the passion and dedication of my colleagues in the UK and around the world. I am inspired by my daughter.

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.

Giulia Mossa

Giulia Mossa

Finance Officer

I’m inspired by the women in my life and the women we serve. Together we can make the world a better place and with Women for Women International I can be part of this change.

Ingrid Thomson

Ingrid Thomson

Operations Assistant

I am proud to be part of an organisation which is striving to create a world in which women everywhere are empowered and their voices are heard.

Fundraising, Marketing and Communications Team

Aleks Michalik

Aleks Michalik

Digital Content Producer

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.

Amy Mackenzie

Amy Mackenzie

Corporate & Community Officer

I am proud of the tangible impact of our work, achieved through the dedication of my colleagues, the generosity of our supporters, and the determination of the women we serve to raise their voices and circumstances.

Izzy Clark

Izzy Clark

External Engagement Manager

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.

Jemma Bristow

Jemma Bristow

Programme Funding Manager

Having witnessed first-hand the needs of women in conflict-affected states while living in South Sudan, I am excited by Women for Women International's holistic approach to empowering communities, especially women, to make sustainable change.

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.

Johanna Bowen

Johanna Bowen

Special Events Officer

I’m proud to work for an organisation committed to empowering women in the world’s most challenging environments. To be connected to such brave women through this work is an inspiration.

Julia Hopper

Julia Hopper

Director of Programme Funding and Partnerships

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.

Julia Vieyres

Julia Vieyres

Fundraising and Database Assistant

The incredible resilience of women in conflict-affected states motivates me to work together with Women for Women International’s global team to create tangible change, have a positive impact on their lives and continue to shape the world we want to live in.

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

Stephanie Siddall

Stephanie Siddall

Global Policy & Advocacy Advisor

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.

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