Marsha & 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.
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
Community Outreach Officer
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 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.
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.
Chair of trustees
An empathetic problem solver leading Strategy and Operations at Facebook.
Partner at Griffin Stone Moscrop & Co, a chartered accountancy practice in central London.
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.
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.
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
interim HR Trustee
Jane Moore is the interim HR Trustee for BelEve providing strategic advisory support for the people agenda.
She has spent her career in human resources and leadership roles working across the charity and financial services sectors both public and private. Prior to joining the Board Jane was Senior People Business Partner at Mencap and was formerly HR Manager,Global Functions Finance Transformation at HSBC, Jane has also held roles at The Bank of England, Financial Services Authority (FSA), Santander and Halifax Bank Of Scotland.
young women’s board
Being a part BelEve exposed me to an environment of empowerment and support that helped me drastically develop my confidence. BelEve has presented me with so many opportunities such as hosting livestreams with incredibly successful women, provide workshops to empower young girls and inform them about topics that are so important to me such as sexual harassment. One thing I have achieved through BelEve is discovering my voice and how I can use it to translate my passions. In particular, I am really proud of the piece that Rachael and I wrote on “Racism and Equality” that received an overwhelming amount of engagement at the time. I am very grateful to be a part of the BelEve sisterhood and I really hope that our impact can spread to as many girls as possible so they too can share in this amazing community!
I’m Esther and I am passionate about female empowerment because we live in a world where there are barriers in place hindering many women from making progress. Whether it’s in the workplace or in the community, things are not as equitable and equal as they can be. I believe that every girl needs a sisterhood and a community that believes in her and pushes her to be the best person that she can be. Serving on the Beleve Young Leadership Board allows me to fulfil these aims, but also gives me the tools I need to impact the women in my own community. Women are more than capable of achieving their dreams, and Beleve helps them do that!
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 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.
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.
Hi guys! Aiysha here and I’m here to give you a bit of insight into me and my role within BelEve. I have been part of BelEve since 2019 first taking part in the BelEve Mentor scheme and then properly joining BelEve by being part of the Youth Leadership Board which has opened so many doors and has provided me with so much experience. Within the board I am helping create and start BelEve’s first podcast called HER’s Truly that is a podcast to talk through dilemmas, chat about our everyday lives and be a way to connect to more of our supporters. BelEve is a family of girls and women who strive to support each other in all that they do as well as making an impact on the community, so when it comes to answering the question of why I am in BelEve, there is never a straight forward simple answer except from support and grow are family supporting other girls and women in their chosen fields. I am currently studying Art and Design/Architecture at Loughborough University and am just finishing my 1st year here, with my passions and hobbies being sport, drawing, painting and travelling.
Hey I’m Daniella Boateng. I study Software Development. My passion is Learning something new, having an adventure. My BelEve achievement would be helping out during the summer BEAM academy.
I’m part of Beleve because I resonate with there core principles and values which is to inspire change, develop potential, take responsibility. But most especially when it comes to building a community of girls who can support and encourage each other to achieve our individual and collective goals and aspirations
Hey everyone my name is Jade I am 19 years old and currently studying Biological Sciences at UCL 🙂
I break the bias by being a black woman in STEM. Entering into a typically male dominated industry with few minorities seemed daunting to me at first. But after speaking with family and my mentor I decided to take a leap of faith by choosing a future career in biology and I couldn’t be happier with my decision!
I’d love to see a future where more girls are choosing their desired career path despite other people’s opinions or what the industry may look like. My mentor definitely helped me make this decision by pushing me to set goals and sending me work experience opportunities. On International Women’s Day, the 8th March, BelEve is launching their Big Give campaign where you can donate, giving a young women the opportunity to be matched with a mentor to provide support she may need to work towards pursing her dreams. so donate on the 8th March to support the future generation of women !
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.
Hey everyone, I’m Kia. My passions are dance, making art and all things that allow me to be creative. My biggest accomplishment while working with BelEve is being able to help young girls grow in confidence and feel empowered which in turn boosts my own confidence and empowers me. I enjoys being part of the team because it means I am able to inspire the next generation of female leaders
Hi I’m Rachael. I’m studying English Literature, Psychology and Politics.
I have a lot of things I’m passionate about but I would say I love to spread positivity and change. I think change is very imperative in society today and therefore I strive to be that change!
BelEve has helped me in spreading love, knowledge and joy to those younger than me. I absolutely enjoyed the BEAM summer school and it was really fun to work with the girls and see them grow.
I am apart of BelEve as it is a community I can thrive in. The women I surround myself with are such a great support system and they inspire me everyday.