meet our

team

the team

Marsha & Chyloe Powell

Marsha & Chyloe Powell

The Founders

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 Powell

Rochelle Powell

Operations Director

Rochelle Powell is a passionate individual who has been working with BelEve since 2013, supporting the development of key programmes to empower girls and young women. Her dedication to empowering young people to find their voice is evident in the work that she does.

Starting as a youth worker in her local community, Rochelle’s passion for serving young people has been the driving force of her career for over a decade. With her extensive experience in the voluntary sector, Rochelle is committed to giving back to those who need it the most.

As the Operations Director at BelEve, Rochelle builds relationships with key partners and young people, while driving the business operations capabilities of the charity. This includes oversight of legal activities, risk and compliance, human resources, IT, policies, and various administrative tasks. Her commitment to helping young people achieve their full potential is truly inspiring.

Kia Gabbidon-Greenidge

Kia Gabbidon-Greenidge

Community Outreach Officer

Kia is part of the Community Outreach team and is responsible for strengthening connections within the community, as well as reaching out to local schools, helping to deliver and facilitate empowerment workshops.
Her performing arts background helps her to bring creative and innovative ideas to the team, constantly thinking of what new ideas she can bring to the table to better the brand and support the amazing sisterhood around her.
Rochana Johnson-May

Rochana Johnson-May

Facilitator

Rochana is part of BeLeve’s Youth Facilitator team. She works with an holistic approach, helping young women to feel empowered from the inside-out. As a wellness expert, she is passionate about giving people the tools to take care of themselves all-round, in order for them to thrive.
Tega Majoroh

Tega Majoroh

Youth Facilitator

Tega is a part of the BelEve’s Youth Facilitator team, she facilitates the delivery of workshops in schools and online, aiding young people on a variety of empowering and educational activities. 

Tega has developed our It Is That Deep Ambassador program and facilitates and engages in all stages of the campaign; from delivering workshops to leading on our Ravens training, and the supervision of the Ravens program itself.  

Imahra Skelly-Gill

Lead Facilitator

Imahra has been working with BelEve for many years delivering our BEAM programme.

Imahra is now our lead facilitator, leading on all our BEAM and It Is That Deep programme workshops. 

Zenab Bukkar

Zenab Bukkar

Youth Facilitator

Zenab is apart of the BelEve’s Youth Facilitator team, who facilitates the delivery of workshops in schools and online, providing assistance to young girls on a variety of cutting-edge, female-empowering activities.
Zenab is extremely enthusiastic about bringing fresh and imaginative ideas to the forefront of BelEve in order to create an environment where ALL females may experience personal empowerment.

 

Eleanor Leggett

Eleanor Leggett

Supporter Engagement Executive

Eleanor is a personable research and income generation specialist with a background in the corporate and charity sector. Eleanor is passionate about developing supporter-centric relationships to drive engagement and loyalty for a shared vision.

Naasaa Nyanin

Naasaa Nyanin

Marketing & Communication Executive

Naasaa Nyanin is a driven and focused young woman who plays a key role in helping to build,
promote and retain BelEve’s public profile with a diverse range of audiences.
Working closely with all members of the team and responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of BelEve programs and supporting the engagement of new and existing girls and young women. 

trustee

board

trustee board

Shruti Dube

Shruti Dube

Chair of trustees

An empathetic problem solver leading Strategy and Operations at Facebook.

Jenny Tolmie

Jenny Tolmie

Treasurer

Partner at Griffin Stone Moscrop & Co, a chartered accountancy practice in central London.

Katy Clark

Katy Clark

Marketing Trustee

Over 20 years experience in sales, marketing and commercial roles within the retail and grocery industry and currently Head of Industry at Meta.  Katy is passionate about the importance of contributing to a world that supports fairness and equality, both as a mother of a future female leader, and as someone who holds strong values in women raising up women.

Ramat Tejani

Ramat Tejani

Engagement & Communications Trustee

Ramat is a multi-award winning marketing strategist and woman in tech. She is the Founder and Chief Encouragement Officer at the Inspiration Box which supports intentional personal growth and is also a Strategic Partnerships Lead (EMEA) at Google.
She is determined to create spaces where individuals can show up as their truest selves and reach their highest potential.
Shalena Haughton-Peters

Shalena Haughton-Peters

Safeguarding Trustee

Shalena has had over 25 year experience in the and youth and community field including a qualified youth practitioner. She is currently the operations director for a Lewisham based youth charity and have also been a Lewisham council offer prior.  “I have been a critical friend of BelEve pre launch and am very proud of what the team have achieved and am so excited to be part of the team.” – Shalena

Jennifer Opare-Aryee

Jennifer Opare-Aryee

HR Trustee

I am the founder and owner of JOA HR consulting limited with over 20 years experience in Human Resources gained in the not-for-profit, public and private sectors. 

My experience is complimented by a master’s degree in human resources. I believe that every employee deserves to be treated as a person and that HR policies and processes should be people-centred.

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young leadership

board

young women’s board

Naomi

Naomi

Chair

I’m a first year LLB Law student at the University of Bristol. Outside of my studies I have a passion for matters of environmental social governance (ESG), reading books and most importantly watching ‘Girlfriends’ on Netflix!

Among many other things, I’m most excited about empowering young women into their chosen career fields by coming up with innovative ideas for programmes/events BelEve could host to get them one step closer. I’ve been helped out so much by the civil service programme I’m currently on with BelEve, so I look forward to give other girls that same help!

Lily-Bo

Lily-Bo

Lily-Bo is currently at university in my first year studying Business management.
After joining the BelEve community is excited to see what events and new girls she will meet in the future.
Kelis

Kelis

Kelis is from Hackney and is very active in her community, working vigorously to help the people around her.

Kelis is  also a singer/songwriter who writes songs about what she has experienced.

Kelis believes that being apart of the leadership team will give her a lot of new learning experiences

Toren

Toren

Toren is an undergraduate student studying BA(Hons) in International Relations and International Development at the University of Sussex, she also works at the Avenir Network as the Partnerships Coordinator. The Avenir Network is an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion consultancy. She is also a speaker and social justice activist. She gives the unique perspective of being a young Black female and is passionate about creating inclusive cultures within global organisations focusing on the unique Black Gen-Z experience. She continues to be an activist for societal change and better representation and opportunities for young Black British talent.

Toren is excited to be a part of the BelEve Leadership board, as BelEve does meaningful work and she would love to collaborate with others to give other younger women new opportunities and give back to the next generation.

Emma

Emma

Emma currently studies Business with French at the University of Birmingham,  currently on a year abroad in France studying International Business at Montpellier Business School.
I enjoy reading, listening to music and hiking.
I’m really looking forward to seeing the BelEve Leadership board take shape and make things happen.
Amina

Amina

Amina is currently a year 13 student at Woodhouse college, studying Economics, French and Philosophy.

Amina has a huge interest in boxing and how to continue learning the sport. Amina also enjoys cooking, learning new recipes and reading.

Amina is excited to be a part of the youth leadership board where she can share new ideas that will benefit others and have the opportunity to individually grow aswell.
Julianne

Julianne

 Julianne is a first-year Medical Physiology student at the University of Nottingham; who enjoys reading, listening to music and baking (especially cookies).

Julianne is excited to be an advocate for young women to achieve their aspirations in life as well as the opportunity for personal growth.

 

Daniella

Daniella

Co-Chair

Daniella is the Co-Chair of our Young Leadership board and has played an active role within our BelEve community.

As Co-Chair, Daniella hopes to ensure that the board have a clear plan and strategy in place which works towards the vision as a board and BelEve as a whole.

Daniella likes learning new skills so spends her time watching DIY videos and hacks; especially those which helps her in her everyday life.

 

 

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