caroline lucas MP
Green Party Co-Leader and MP for Brighton & Hove, Caroline Lucas is a shining example of what women in power can do for the environment. She has supported WEN for 10 years.
MARIA ADEBOWALE- SHWARTE
Founding Director of leading social enterprise and think tank Living Space Project, Maria Adebowale-Schwarte is a specialist in urban place making and green space, and an advocate for inclusive and collaborative decision making.
Founder of organic chocolate company Green & Blacks, Josephine Fairley also co-founded the Beauty Bible series, the no. 1 source of independent beauty info.
DR HALIMA BEGUM
Born in Bangladesh and brought up in Tower Hamlets, Halima has a 16-year career in international work and education, with Action Aid, the British government’s Department for International Development DFID, the British Council, and now with UNICEF.
Sarah works as Operations Manager for Growing Communities - a social enterprise working to transform food and farming through community led trade. Her professional experience covers a blend of both private business and the third sector.
Heather is a Waste Education Officer for Tower Hamlets. She also sits on the Management Committee for environmental education charity ecoACTIVE.
Eilish is Director of People, Culture & Inclusion at Friends of the Earth, and is a Chartered Management Accountant. She has a Masters in Environment, Society and Policy.
Hilary founded Nappy Ever After, a not-for-profit nappy laundry service and information centre in 2003. She also manages Real Nappies for London.
Tracey has over 25 years’ experience leading fundraising and supporter experience. She currently heads up the team at Friends of the Earth. Tracey has a degree in Biological Sciences and majored in Pollution, Ecology and Conservation
STAFF and VOLUNTEER TEAM
Connie studied Development Studies and Politics at SOAS, and helped to run the Food Cooperative there. She is particularly interested in sustainable food, and also works as a teaching assistant in a primary school.
Julia studied Environment, Politics and Globalisation at King’s College London before joining WEN in 2009. She is also an Associate at Garden Organic specialising in environmental education.
Volunteer Environmenstrual Project Officer
Natasha is a Masters student at Goldsmiths focusing on gender inequalities and development. She is passionate about menstrual activism and has previously worked for human rights/women's health charities such as Plan USA and Endometriosis UK.
Volunteer Social Media Officer
Studying for a Bsc Environment and Development degree at the LSE is Anaïs's game plan, and volunteering for WEN is her passion. She has yet to pin point her purpose, but thinks raising awareness among her generation about the environment and women's rights through social media is a good place to start.
Ruby is a graduate in Environmental Science. She is an active volunteer for WEN with a passion for working in the community, especially in relation to women and the environment.
Faysal studied Engineering with specialisation in Computer Network at Brunel University before joining WEN in 2008.
Finance Volunteer & Healthy Cooking Workshop Facilitator
Volunteer Communications Officer
Kate has 20 years' experience delivering participatory training, developing community networks and project management. She has worked in international development organisations promoting gender equality in Latin America, Africa and Asia.
Co-director & Green Care Project Co-ordinator
Beth is a project manager with a love of nature and a passion for positive mental health. She has lived, worked and studied in East London since 2005, after spending years working in East Africa.
Community Gardening Workshop Facilitator
One of Glenda’s main interests is growing foods from Africa, the Caribbean and Asia on her allotment in Lewisham. She is also trustee for Phytology @ Bethnal Green Nature reserve, an artist & community led project exploring the use, value, resilience and function of wildness within urban ecosystems.
Volunteer WEN Blog Co-ordinator
Anna is a third year Geography student at Cambridge and has been volunteering with WEN since July 2016. She currently helps to manage WEN's online blog.
Volunteer Events Co-ordinator
Heidi's experience encompasses marketing, event planning and horticulture. As a busy mum with two daughters, she has also set up a successful business with a leading organic health and wellbeing organisation.
Parveen is a nutritional therapist specialising in women's health. She is particularly interested in food growing projects and is our Birmingham representative for WEN.
Bookkeeper & Administrator
Volunteer Community Gardening Workshop Facilitator
Climate change adviser
Michelle has a MSc in Environment and Development from LSE. She have worked in the government sector in Ecuador and Latin America, and has represented Ecuador before the United Nations, UNASUR and CELAC.
Helen was WEN's dedicated health campaign coordinator for 12 years. She is a founding member of the Alliance for Cancer Prevention and the No More Breast Cancer Campaign, and sits on the international advisory board of Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF).