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

Programme Development Manager

Rochelle has been working behind the scenes with BelEve since 2013, supporting the development of all the key programmes.

Rochelle first started her career as a youth worker within the local community, and serving young people has always been her passion.

Rochelle’s main focus for BelEve has been building relationships with our key partners and young people

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.
Erica Raimondi

Erica Raimondi

Digital & Marketing Executive

Erica recently graduated from Birmingham city university with a bachelor of the arts honours degree in Graphic Communication.

Erica is responsible for Marketing, Communications and Graphic design for BelEve. Her main focus is to make BelEve known nationwide through strategic marketing and also empowering females to chase their dreams, speak up and gain support through sisterhood.

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. 

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.

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.

Natalie Martin

Natalie Martin

Senior Youth & Family Practitioner

6 years experience supporting children, adults and family’s, delivering evidence based programmes that explore some of the historical factors impacting on their behaviours.

Michelle Raymond

Michelle Raymond

Personal Development

Founder of The People’s Partner Ltd, HR Specialist, Career Mentor and International Mentor.

Jess Baker

Jess Baker

Programme Development

Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Women’s Leadership Coach and Business Consultant designing and delivering leadership development programmes.

Fiona FitzGibbon

Fiona FitzGibbon

Marketing & Branding

Fiona FitzGibbon is the founder of Diversiffi Media, an independent strategic commercialisation and business development agency. She was named on the F:Entrepreneur100 list for 2020, is a frequent keynote speaker & contributor to marketing & advertising conferences/seminars

young leadership

board

young women’s board

Jennifer

Jennifer

Chair

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.

Esther

Esther

I would like to serve on the BelEve Young Leadership Board because I feel that it would give me a platform to inspire others and educate girls about issues such as the BAME attainment gap and inequality, that I am passionate about and I believe that others should be as well. It would also give me the opportunity to meet other girls who are passionate, which would be inspiring and allow me to relate to other like-minded young ladies, but also make friends and connections for life!

Gabriela

Gabriela

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.

Kenya'h

Kenya'h

Co-Chair

I believe every girl needs a support network to help her grown and develop into an independent women. Being apart of the Young Leadership Board gives us the platform to be heard, reach, support and positively influence as many girls lives as possible. I enjoy having countless incredible opportunities to meet so many amazing women and girls. I believe the chance to network and support one another is an incomparable experience.

Jennifer

Jennifer

Having the opportunity to be part of the leadership team allows me to help young girls have a voice. I am extremely passionate about self-love and confidence; I want to girls to feel confident to the point where no one’s opinion can taint how they feel about themselves. I believe women can achieve anything that they want and break the stereotypes that have been enforced on us by society. We can be leaders.

Naasaa

Naasaa

Serving on the BelEve young leadership board will allow me to ensure other young girls voice are heard and represented. Female empowerment is about creating a safe place for other to express themselves and to bring about change. I am excited to be apart of an amazing sisterhood .
Tia

Tia

Co-Chair

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.

Aiysha

Aiysha

I want to be on the BelEve young leadership board to be a figure that people can talk to about anything whether that be socially dismissed topics such as sexual harassment or trivial things like how to keep fit. I want to be on the board to have a wider outreach to challenge people’s thoughts on topics, to start conversations, to take action and to educate people. In order for me to do this I believe that joining a board such as the Young Leadership Board where similar ideas run is the best way.

Rachael

Rachael

Being apart of the Young Women’s Board Leadership which helps other females is a great honour. The impact that opportunities create can be huge and to be apart of that is amazing. In this day and age, it is hard to be a female and I think that having fellow females to look up to is crucial for young girls.

Annika

Annika

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.

Daniella

Daniella

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.

Jade

Jade

I am passionate about female empowerment because we live in a society where social media sets the standard of what females are suppose to look and act like. This unrealistic expectation often makes females feel inferior and their opinions often undermined. The strong female influences in my life has made me eager to break this stereotype and instead let girls know they are more than capable of achieving their dreams and that their voices are worthy to be heard despite what the world may say.

Zahra

Zahra

I would like to server on the BelEve young leadership board as I’ve been attending many events over the past 3 years and I’ve really enjoyed spending time with the people I’ve met, and also the opportunities I’ve been given. It’s been a great chance for me to learn new skills and explore different ideas and career paths. Following that , I’d like to actively be a part in all of it and help out with Beleve. I think what has been set up is great establishment, and would like to help expand it and reach out to more people , including the younger generation. 

Kia

Kia

I’m Kia, 20 years old and have a passion for all things creative. I am excited about being a part of something that helps so many people. I can’t wait to grow and learn more from every opportunity that comes, as well as helping others to grow and learn new things.
As part of the young leadership board, I will always give my all-in order to make a change I will be driven and hard working in everything I do in hopes that I can impact at least one person’s life.

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