Victoria Harfield qualified as a chartered accountant with PwC and currently works with a number of small charities to support with their finances, from transactional bookkeeping, supporting fundraising bids, forecasting cash and reporting to trustees.
She previously volunteered in a women’s centre supporting women impacted by the criminal justice system.
Kaammini Chanrai is an experienced Diversity, Equity & Inclusion professional, with a background in organisational change and transformation.
She is currently the Senior Manager for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Warner Bros. Discovery, working on content and productions. She previously led Diversity & Inclusion at Vodafone UK and, prior, was the Gender Research and Policy Manager at Business in the Community. Kaammini used to work in local government on transformational projects with a focus on homelessness and domestic abuse, and started her career at Refuge, where she still volunteers at the National Domestic Violence Helpline. Kaammini founded Gender and the City – an intersectional and feminist website upon completion of her MsC in Gender, Development and Globalisation at the London School of Economics.
Sarah Hughes is Chief Executive of the Centre for Mental Health.
She has worked in mental health and criminal justice for 27 years. Having initially trained as a social worker, Sarah has managed a range of innovative community and secure services, most recently at Mind in Cambridgeshire. She led the evaluation of the pioneering First Night in Custody project in Holloway Prison which saw the roll out of these principles across the prison estate. Sarah is also undertaking a professional doctorate with the Tavistock and Portman Centre studying Women, Resilience and Leadership. She writes a blog and has written many guest pieces for various platforms.
Henrietta Imoreh is an applied theatre practitioner with a lifetime’s history of being engaged with policies that tackle the over-representation of looked after children in the criminal justice system.
Her passion for the arts and social justice has led her to set up her own theatre company called ‘Redefine’, which was funded by Battersea Arts Centre and City Hall care leavers foundation. Redefine is a theatre company for young people who have been in the care system. They use the arts a creative tool for the young people to express themselves around the subject matter of ‘identity and belonging in care.’ Henrietta is a public speaker for her local authority and works at Battersea Arts Centre and EY foundation. Her role at EY foundation is career consultant (care to employment).
Laura McIntyre is a leader in the voluntary sector, in her role as Head of Services for Women and Children for Changing Lives, a national charity with roots in the North East.
Laura has set up and developed a range of innovative services for women across the North and Midlands, including developing peer research methodology which have contributed to policy recommendations and policy change at a local and national level. She has set up women’s centres, both building-based and virtually, and has developed trauma-responsive models of care for Changing Lives. Laura is a Winston Churchill Fellow of 2011 and has specialist expertise supporting women who sell and exchange sex, and women who are targeted and groomed for sexual exploitation.
Polly Neate CBE FAcSS HonDLaws is CEO of Shelter, the charity that defends the right to a safe home.
She is a prominent media commentator and speaker on housing, social justice, leadership and feminism on platforms ranging from the Oxford Union to the first Women’s March London. She was previously CEO of Women’s Aid and, before that, Executive Director at Action for Children. She is also a trustee of the Young Women’s Trust, a member of the Bayes Business School Global Women’s Leadership Council, a member of the Advisory Panel of Commonweal Housing and non-executive director of Wessex Local Medical Committees. Polly was awarded a CBE in the 2020 New Year Honours List and was elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in February 2022. She can be followed on Twitter @pollyn1 and Instagram @pollyatshelter.
Lynn Percival brings a wealth of charity and fundraising knowledge, as well as extensive experience from the private sector.
After almost 10 years in financial services, where she held a number of marketing and product development roles in the UK, Europe and Africa, Lynn joined the non-profit sector specialising in fundraising. Passionate about equality, justice and tackling climate change, Lynn has led fundraising teams at Stonewall, Education Support and Rich Mix and now has a global fundraising role at the Jane Goodall Institute.
Shivani Uberoi works at Sky as a Senior Finance Manager. Her role is to drive transformation across the business.
Shivani has been at Sky since 2010, working in the finance function where she has held 6 different roles. She is a key part of Sky’s diversity agenda, having spent 12 months leading their Women in Leadership programme. She also founded and is now Chair of their women@Sky network and in addition founded and set the strategy for the multiculture network. Prior to this, Shivani spent more than three years with PwC having trained to be a chartered accountant.
Rachel White has worked in the charity sector for several years with organisations such as St Mungo’s, AVA and Mind.
She is currently studying Philosophy and has a particular interest in the Philosophy of Mind and how that pertains to women’s mental health specifically. She is a passionate critic of the current UK mental health system and spends much of her spare time trying to manoeuvre her way into the ownership of a dog.