Meet the Team

Vicky Lechuga

Vicky Lechuga

Centre Manager

“You do not have to be me in order for us to fight alongside each other. I do not have to be you to recognize that our wars are the same. What we must do is commit ourselves to some future that can include each other and to work toward that future with the particular strengths of our individual identities. And in order for us to do this, we must allow each other our differences at the same time as we recognize our sameness.”

– Audre Lorde

Mel Aston

Mel Aston

Capability Development Lead

“My favourite fictional female character is Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I think she is an inspiring female action lead, even if the show feels a bit cheesy now. Buffy represents both strength and vulnerability, and as her character aged and developed, she feels somewhat relatable, too.”

Deisy Carillo

Deisy Carillo

Project Coordinator

“I raise up my voice—not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard. … We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.”

— Malala Yousafz

Izzy Sutherland

Izzy Sutherland

Project Support Officer

“If I could travel back in time and meet a historical woman, I would love to meet Rosa Parks because her famous act of defiance against the terrible rules of segregation must have taken a huge amount of courage. I remember learning about her in primary school and it has always stayed with me. I imagine Rosa Parks was a fearless woman, and I would love to talk to her and get her opinions about modern day activism, allyship and how to make positive, long-term changes in the world.”

Jacquie Santos

Jacquie Santos

Domestic Abuse Caseworker

“Each time a women stands up for herself, without knowing it is possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.”

 — Maya Angelou

Bola Taiwo

Bola Taiwo

Phone Communications and Administration Officer

” Just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you are to free somebody else, If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else”.

– Toni Morrison

Bnita

Bnita

Support Adviser

“If I could travel back in time to meet one historical woman, I would choose Emmeline Pankhurst. I find her so inspiring and I would have loved to have been one of the women supporting her to change the rights for women.”

Our Trustees

Trustees are a central part of our operation, they bring their passion, experience and energy. We want to thank our board members for all the fantastic work they do for the organisation. 

 

Sandra Robins

Chair and Treasurer – Trustee

from February 2017

Angela Waterford

Secretary and Vice-Chair – Trustee 

from February 2017

Neeta Desor

Trustee

from October 2015

Emmanuella Anasoh

Trustee

from November 2020

Amy Ratcliffe

Trustee

from November 2019

Smitha Dunwell

Trustee

from November 2020

Dr Alison McKinlay

Trustee

from November 2019

Sadie Smith

Trustee

from June 2017