ambassadors

caroline lucas MP

Green Party 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. 

josephine Fairley

Founder of organic chocolate company Green & Blacks, Josephine Fairley also co-founded the Beauty Bible series, the no. 1 source of independent beauty info. 

trustees

Sarah McFadden

Chair
Sarah works as Project Manager at Grow Wild – a S.E. London educational food growing and cooking project, as well as in Volunteer Development at West Hampstead Women’s Centre.

heather millen

Secretary
Heather is a Waste Education Officer for Tower Hamlets. She also sits on the Management Committee for environmental education charity ecoACTIVE.

EILISH KAVANAGH

Treasurer
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 Vick

Hilary founded Nappy Ever After, a not-for-profit nappy laundry service and information centre in 2003. She also manages Real Nappies for London.

staff AND TEAM

 
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CONNIE HUNTER

Co-director (HR & Finance) & Local Sustainability Fund Project Manager

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 MINNEAR

Co-director (Membership, Comms) & Business Development Co-ordinator

Julia studied Anthropology at Durham University and Environment, Politics and Globalisation at King’s College London before joining WEN in 2009. She has also worked with Garden Organic, OrganicLea and London Wildlife Trust.

NATASHA BASHEER

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.    

ANAïS JAMES

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 raut

Volunteer

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.
 

SHIRLEY ABRANCHES

Finance Volunteer & Healthy Cooking Workshop Facilitator

Faysal Ahmed

IT Co-ordinator

NICHOLA SHINGLER

Volunteer Communications Officer


                                                           

 

Advisers

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KATE METCALF

Co-director (Outreach & Volunteers), Local Food Project Coordinator & Business Development Co-ordinator

Kate has 20 years' experience delivering participatory training, developing community networks and project management. She has worked in international development organisations promoting gender equality through participatory community development programmes in Latin America, Africa and Asia.  

BETH SUMMERS

Co-director (Fundraising) & 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.

GLENDA TREW

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.

ANNA LAWRENCE

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.

HEIDI RINGSHAW

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.  

MELODY DANIELS

Bookkeeper & Administrator

GRACE WAGNER

WEN Chicago

SIHAM BORTCOSH

Volunteer Community Gardening Workshop Facilitator

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Michelle Arellano

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.

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Helen Lynn

Health adviser
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).