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.
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.
Community Outreach Officer
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 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.
Marketing & Communication Executive
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.
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.
Engagement & Communications 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
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.
young women’s board
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!
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 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.
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 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 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.