Meet Our Trustees


Cordelia Mayfield

Chair of the Board

A feminist, therapist, English teacher and growing up with a great respect for people from different countries and cultures, Cordelia says she was honoured to become Chair of MEWSo's trustees. Read more


Sharon Leonardi


Passionate about human rights and women’s legal and social battles, Sharon also has experience working with refugees affected by polygamy issues. Read more


Behnaz Fatherazi


A translator and interpreter, fluent in English, Farsi and Turkish, Behnaz also has experience working with displaced women from many different backgrounds. Read more


Rejna Alaaldin


Rejna is a British-Kurdish lawyer who works between London and Iraq. She fights for legal reform in Iraq and justice for the many women abused by ISIS. She also actively promotes female leadership and women's participation in politics.  Read more


Dina Elrayyes


An award-winning creative in corporate broadcasting and production, Dina is passionate about her Palestinian roots and elevating the voices of women. Read more


Guilène Marco


Guilène is a French-Lebanese feminist activist and campaigner. Read more

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Maria Sookias


An LGBTQ+ activist, trainer and consultant, Maria works to overcome workplace structural inequalities and create positive change. Read more

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Noella Hacquard


As a social worker, Noella advocates for some of the most marginalised young people. Using the experience of her diverse background and upbringing, she is committed to influencing change. Read more

Meet Our Staff

Rose Fatherazi

Project & Service Manager

Rose comes from a Middle Eastern background where women’s rights are an ongoing issue. Read more


Ellie Adams

Fundraising Manager

Passionate about gender equality and women empowerment, Ellie has worked in fundraising and programme management for a range of humanitarian and development organisations. Read more


Sodabeh Gashtasebi

Senior Advisor on Welfare and LGBTQ+ issues, Arts & Crafts Facilitator

Through her welfare work, Sodabeh discovered that many women find it difficult to express themselves. That led her to facilitate MEWSo's Arts & Crafts and LGBTQ+ workshops. Read more

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Saher Nadir

Senior Advisor on Welfare and Domestic Abuse

Saher has a background in the law and understands the sensitive issues and taboos that ethnic minority women and girls experience. Read more


Loris Konaizeh

Volunteers Manager

Loris has over 10 years experience working in grass-roots projects, predominantly working with migrant families from the Middle East. Read more


Audrey Thompson

Communications Coordinator

In a 30+ year career, Audrey has worked as a journalist, writer, editor, press officer and web-content editor before joining MEWSo. Read more

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Natasha Feroze

Campaigns Coordinator

Natasha is no stranger to campaigning for issues she feels truly passionate about, and it started from a young age. Read more

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Shavonne Konno

Finance Coordinator

Shavonne started her finance career as a bookkeeper, but over the years, excelled to roles such as Finance Director and Finance Manager. Read more


Aman Zanoon

Campaigns and Administrative Assistant

Aman is the first Palestinian to obtain a postgraduate qualification in cyber crimes law. Read more