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Meet The Team

We are a small, passionate team of like-minded women who strongly believe in making a difference in women’s lives and creating a big impact on our communities and society.

Our skills, qualities and experiences are unique and each of us believe in and practice guiding women to thrive in life. 

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Vittoria De Meo 

Founder and Director

Vittoria is an Independent Mental Health Advisor, a workshops’ facilitator, and a mentor with coaching skills. 

Since 2015, she has been involved with NHS Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Care Quality Commission, and the Royal College of Psychiatrists.  She had the privilege of living in various multi-ethnic societies in European and African countries. Her experience of traveling inspired her to be open to diversity, learn about cultures and appreciate differences. During her time in Africa, she founded a social project whose aim was social inclusivity to improve healthcare.

When she's not busy working, Vittoria enjoys teaching her friends how to cook scrumptious Italian meals while enjoying a glass of vino!

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Esther Mmbago

Director

For the past 15 years Esther has worked in the charity sector.

 

Esther's passion is in welfare and she has worked for a number of national charities specialising in advice and advocacy. She currently works as an Advice Manager for disability charity.

 

Esther has delivered outreach services, coordinated helpline services and provided training for third sector organisations.

 

She is a strong believer in supporting women with the right tools to be empowered and to lead fulfilling lives and contribute to society.  

 

Esther was born and raised in London and celebrates her Tanzanian and Filipino heritage.

 

 In her spare time, she is happiest reading a good book or catching up with her latest Korean drama.

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Junaina Pirbhai

Director

Junaina is a counsellor, psychotherapist and coach, with over 10 years experience working integratively with students and charitable organisations. Her passion is empowering people to uncover their potential and act on it. 

A northwest Londoner, Junaina grew up in a Indian-Muslim family . She spent seven years in Toronto, Canada before coming back to the UK for university. She prides herself on being able to speak her mother-tongue (Gujarati) and understand the Hindi/Urdu in her guilty pleasure - Bollywood movies. 

 

Outside of work, Junaina will spend her precious rest time reading novels, swimming or catching up with friends and family. 

Our Facilitators

As an organisation we have an ‘open door’ policy providing space and opportunities to all the women that approach our activities. The sessions are run by qualified practitioners in mental health, coaching, mindfulness and peer to peer support.

Throughout our work we also encourage our participants to take the lead and facilitate some sessions with professional support. By making lived experience leadership the centre of our activities we can guide women to thrive in their personal growth.

Our Advisory Panel

We are strong advocates of co-production and active participation.  That is why our advisory panel is made up entirely of our service users.

 

We are proud and honoured to work alongside these incredible women who challenge us and help us design services that transform their lives and those of other women.

We meet four times a year to discuss what's worked so far, where we need to improve and come up with ideas for new and existing activities. 

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