Marsha Powell and Chyloe Powell
BelEve was founded by entrepreneur sisters Marsha and Chyloe Powell in 2013. After the sudden death of their mother, they became fully aware of the value of having a positive female role model in their life who instilled the importance of courage and the power of exercising your voice.
The sisters made a choice to use their grief to create a positive organisation which empowers girls to realise their dreams, redefining what it means to be a female leader, with the support of a network of positive role models.
The duo are just 2 of 4 sisters and believe that it is the unity of their sisterhood that has given them the continuous drive to succeed and wanted to create this for all girls to feel that they have that.
Rochelle’s main focus for BelEve has been building relationships with our key partners and young people.
Antoinette Dale Henderson
Founder of Gravitas, a keynote speaker, author and executive coach, specialising in executive gravitas, leadership development and communication.
Senior Youth & Family Practitioner
16 years experience supporting children, adults and family’s, delivering evidence based programmes that explore some of the historical factors impacting on their behaviours.
Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Women’s Leadership Coach and Business Consultant designing and delivering leadership development programmes.
Partner at Griffin Stone Moscrop & Co, a chartered accountancy practice in central London.
Founder of The People’s Partner Ltd, HR Specialist, Career Mentor and International Mentor.
Marketing & Branding
Founder of Karen Campbell marketing, A trained journalist, award-winning marketer and public speaker.
Fundraising consultant with experience of all income generation streams and general charitable work.
Young Women’s Board
Serving as an Ambassador for BelEve will allow me to inspire and empower girls, women and local communities, which is crucial for the growth, development and stimulation of the next generation of female leaders. The pressure and stresses placed upon young women to conform to unattainable beauty standards are incessant within our contemporary society, I aim to encourage a collective of inclusivity, open-mindedness and ultimately unity.
I am extremely passionate about female empowerment because in society there are many norms/gender norms against women which shouldn’t be there, for example, men are the breadwinners and women should depend on them instead of being able and capable to work for themselves and be stable by themselves. Not only that but as generations develop we want these norms and the views on women to be able to be as equal to as men in order for everyone to feel equal. Being able to do the same job as a man shouldn’t be viewed as bad, it should be allowed because nothing is impossible. It is important to help other females out and work together.
I’m excited to support other young women, and being a part of change. Women are still being treated unfairly around the world and its not right. Sometimes young women don’t have any help and it is important to empower them.
I want to see us females taking over and helping each other grow because alot of young girl have amazing talents and dream but don’t know how to showcase it or just doesn’t have anyone to show them the way.
I’ve always had very strong opinions on female views; and how they’re treated in the workplace and through the stereotypical gender role. I’ve had a very strong viewpoint of FGM and have campaigned this through school due to it not having a lot of awareness in my opinion. Therefore, I am all for female empowerment and the ability to push young girls.
I believe that women have the right to feel empowered and we deserve the same experiences and opportunities as men.
Female empowerment has always been a key part of my life growing up and especially now that I have matured. I believe that there is still a lack of strong female representation in the labour market and in other areas as well. I want to be the change I want to see and therefore, I want to contribute to greater female social representation in the media and the workplace.
I have always been passionate about the empowerment of women. I believe we are just as capable as anyone else and can perform just as well as anyone else if not better. We are currently experiencing a “global gender revolution” in which women are not only finding their voices but actually using them in order to be treated the way they deserve to. There is a lot happening for women empowerment in today’s world however I don’t think it’s enough.
I also believe a lot of women often hold themselves back from advancement with self-imposed barriers such as a fear of failure, “you need to start a family”, and an inferiority complex where they believe men are stronger leaders and have better ideas. I’m excited to touch more and more women and support them to take their power back. That is why i think BelEve is a perfect place to start my journey in empowering women.
As a young female who is trying to become a computer scientist, a heavily male dominated industry, I understand the importance to have the drive to break gender boundaries. Therefore, I am passionate about female empowerment because I believe it is important that all females know that their potential should never be restricted by society or stereotypes.
As a female myself I’ve noticed that yes there are female opportunities but we still live in a male dominated world we’re many females tend not to have the confidence or the opportunity to speak out about a world that hasn’t reached full equality between males and females and I feel as though people in society should use opportunities and there platform to fight for what they believe in. Females are intelligent and creative and amazing people that add so much to this world but yet are mad to feel so insignificant sometimes and things have to change and everyone can make a impact on helping other females