Jasmine is a mother of one and currently is a senior HR professional at an international bank and financial services firm. She has a multi-disciplinary background and experience gained from different commercial settings.
“The work WIT does is important to help disadvantaged women and their families access opportunities and support to realise their potential for themselves and their communities.”
After gaining a degree in politics from Newcastle University, Susannah landed in the London insurance market, focusing on financial lines, most recently as a management liability underwriter at a large international insurance company. Through her current job she has been able to get involved with a number of charitable causes including the Green Committee and the Global Day of Giving.
“I feel very passionately about promoting the rights of under supported women in the local community and want to see equal opportunities for everyone.”
Marjolaine works for an international investment bank. She has a degree in business and has over 10 years of experience advising companies on funding via debt. She has also been volunteering in the UK and abroad.
“Through several volunteering and work experiences, it became clear to me that some communities do start with striking disadvantages. I feel very enthusiastic about helping underprivileged women and their communities achieve their real potential and get the same chances as everyone else.”
Stephanie is an Australian-qualified finance lawyer at a large international law firm. She has experience coordinating and running formal and informal educational programs for children from pre-school to university level. Stephanie is especially passionate about promoting and delivering educational opportunities to disadvantaged groups, especially women and children, and has experience delivering grassroots, educational community projects in Australia, India and Central America.
“WIT embodies community empowerment – it is a grassroots organisation from the community, for the community. WIT is always there for its community, and it’s role in supporting the community through COVID is an incredible testament to the tenacity, passion and dedication of the organisation, and it’s army of workers and volunteers. The work WIT undertakes in the community is priceless, and I hate to think about what things would be like without it.”
Sado is a mother of three and has a degree in business and finance. She has 12 years’ experience as a sea-women; travelling the world and experiencing a range of cultures.
Sado now runs her family-owned logistics company as director in London. She is passionate about the community and the wellbeing of everybody in it. She is also very family orientated.
“WIT provides women with a place to communicate and share their common experiences, while empowering them and giving them support. At WIT they receive a high-quality service which allows them to grow and thrive through the community network. By coming to WIT women find the right connections and get referrals so that they achieve their goals.”
Natasha is a Tower Hamlets resident with over 10 years’ experience in programme and partnership development in the communications, youth and charity sector, including work with international governments, technology companies, schools and grassroots community organisations.
“As a Tower Hamlets resident, I was blown away by the community response that WIT drove at the outset of the Covid pandemic, and I’m hugely proud to be able to directly contribute to making a difference in the lives of people in my community through WIT’s work.”
Sabaad is a mother of nine children, six of her own and three of her nieces who she’s fostered. She’s originally from Cardiff but has been living in London for the last 15 years. She loves to help women gain confidence and build skills, no matter where they are starting from.
She genuinely sees the potential in women across our community and believe all women deserve the support and training to achieve their ambitions and be the author of their own success story. Imagine a society where everyone reaches their full potential. Where the future is not defined by the past or determined by the place a person starts.
“I have witnessed the impact WIT has had on women, the highly-devoted team of staff, volunteers and trustees who collectively make the work in changing the lives of women a reality. I am honoured to be part of this fantastic organisation.”