Our team of women supporting women

Advisory board

Fiona Ryland

Chief Operating Officer, UCL  

Karen O'Brien

Head of Humanities, University of Oxford

Sonia Virdee

Strategic Planning Integration Director, UCL

Susan Lea

Vice Chancellor, Hull University

Vikki Goddard

Faculty Director, Manchester University 

Sophie Bowen

Chief Operating Officer, Middlesex University 

Shing-Wai Wong

Associate Director, Said Business School, University of Oxford

Core team

Alice Chilver

Founder and CEO

Ada Okechukwu

Communications & Engagement

Adèle MacKinlay

Director of Development

Aimée Sykes

Head of Communications and Engagement

Dr Alison McAnena


Amanda Stanford

Head of Partnerships

Ana Faro, PhD

Interim Head of Research

Ann-Marie Stephenson


Dr April-Louise Pennant

Head of Membership

Clare Hewitt

Head of Membership

Clare Matysova


Deborah Sloan

Communications & Engagement

Eleanor Devitt

Head of Operations

Evangeline Tsao


Dr Ismini Vasileiou


Ivana Vasic

Head of Research

Dr Jenna Townend

Interim Head of Research 

Kate Faxen

Director of Operations

Madiha Sajid


Mahjabeen Miah

Research and Communications & Engagement

Susi Poli



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