Meet the Beyond Suffrage (Winter 2021) Cohort
Women from Black Asian and Minoritised Ethnic backgrounds continue to be consistently underrepresented in senior leadership roles and at board level across all the sectors in the UK. Through the Beyond Suffrage Training Programme, we support high potential young women aged between 18 and 30 into trusteeship, by providing them with charity governance and charity finance training.
Our approach involves combining research, programme delivery and multi-stakeholder engagement, to create and deliver high impact activities that benefit individual participants, whilst simultaneously contributing towards systems change.
Charity partners are a key component of the Beyond Suffrage programmes’ success. Please contact us via the expression of interest form below to find out more about placing one of our young trustees on your board.
Sana holds a double Masters degree in International Security, with policy experience gained at the United Nations and European Union. She is currently an Intelligence Analyst, an Associate Editor at e-IR and a Fellow at the Royal Geographical Society.
Her previous experience also includes working with minoritised ethnic groups as a Researcher and volunteering as a Refugee Facilitator for the British Red Cross.
Abisola currently works at the International Rescue Committee (IRC) building relationships and partnerships with private sector companies. She is actively involved in promoting inclusion, equity and justice in the humanitarian sector – and is currently a member of the IRC Anti Racism Network and the Global Majority Network.
Afua Nkansah Asamoah, 21
Afua is currently studying Law at SOAS University of London. She previously served as a youth advisory board member for Childnet International, as a youth campaigner for the ONE Campaign, and a Tuwezeshe Akina Dada Fellow for the Foundation for Women's Health Research and Development (Forward UK).
Afua is passionate about helping to develop effective policies that support young people.
Dulmini Atapattu, 29
Dulmini holds a MSc in Social Policy and Social Research from UCL with a specific research focus on equality in the workplace for minoritised women. She currently works as a Data Analyst, assessing companies’ governance, and disclosures of their environmental and social impact.
Dulmini also volunteers with the charity Forward UK, bringing awareness to gender-based violence and is a contributing journalist for International Women’s Initiative (IWI), a think tank which aims to advocate for women’s rights
Olivia is a Charityworks Fellow and works as a Digital Communications Officer at Origin Housing, where she is also the Vice-Chair of the staff Race Equality Network.
Olivia studied Social Anthropology at the London School of Economics (LSE) and is now a mentor on the LSE BME Mentoring scheme.
Holds a degree in English Literature and Linguistics and is the Founder and Editor of editorial services provider, Deciphering Solutions.
Omolara previously worked in external affairs for the UK’s largest art centre the Southbank Centre, and also worked as the partnerships lead in the education team at innovation foundation, Nesta.
Korianne is a Science graduate, and is now currently studying medicine at Kent and Medway Medical School. She founded a charitable society during her first degree, that helped to support NGO's working with vulnerable children in Ghana.
Korianne is passionate about promoting diversity in Medicine and helping to empower young women and girls.
Erin has worked in the philanthropy space since graduating from the University of Birmingham in 2017 and is currently a Fundraising Officer at Leeds 2023, a landmark year-long programme of creative experiences in Leed which will run from 1st January, 2023.
Erin is passionate about the dynamics of wealth, power and philanthropy – and how they progress and interact with society.
Sukhdip is currently studying International Law and Globalisation at the University of Birmingham.
She is currently Chair of the Girlguiding Delegation Team, the Director for Diversity at ELSA Society Birmingham, and Charity Officer at the Women in Law Society. She is passionate about women's rights and intersectional feminism.
Anastasia Lewis, 22
Anastasia is a London School of Economics Graduate and holds a Masters degree in Public Policy from King’s College London.
Anastasia has volunteered with a range of charities over the past five years including INQUEST, the Childhood Trust and the Young Lewisham Project.
She is passionate about issues of gender equality, migration and the justice system – and she currently works as a Policy Officer.
Nikki works for the disruptive period charity, Bloody Good Period, which provides menstrual products to refugees and asylum seekers – Nikki led on a campaign which was featured in the Guardian.
She is passionate about using disruptive tech-for-good and is also currently learning User Experience Design and User Interface Design.
Aqsa currently works at the mental health charity, Mind, as a Race Equalities Project Officer. She is a member of the Race Equity Index, a global collective looking to build accountability towards racial equity within the charity and international development sector.
Aqsa is also a member of the Women of Colour Impact group – a collective of women across the charity sector looking to support and champion one another into leadership positions.
Hana is a Project Officer and Charity Works Fellow. She recently led a year long lived experience leadership project at the mental health charity, Mind.
This involved developing ways to improve practice and strengthen the lived experience leadership support offered to local Mind networks.
Hana is passionate about youth empowerment, wellbeing and equality.
Rochelle Ampomah, 22
Rochelle currently works as a paralegal at the investment bank, Société Générale.
Rochelle was also a delegate at the first Pan-African Youth Summit to end Female Genital Mutilation, as well as the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
She also currently volunteers with Three Es Africa, a digital community which leverages tech-for-good to connect and train women in Africa.