empowering women

Educating, supporting and empowering women.

Email: info@onewomanatatime.co.uk

Phone: +44 7913 389009

Registered Charity: 1183863

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The Team

One Woman at a Time would not exist without all the fabulous people who help keep this Charity alive. From our founder & patron to celebrated photographer, organisers, ambassadors & everything in-between, we thank you!

With an extensive career as a midwife, Jean first went to Africa in 1990s where she experienced FGM first hand. Upon the death through birthing complications and ultimately FGM, Jean was became determined to try and educate and stop this practice. One Woman at a Time was born. 

Founder

JEAN ANDERSON

Leanne has been a celebrity patron and fundraiser of OWAAT since the charity became official in August 2017. Not only has she raised a huge awareness for FGM and forced marriage, but she also travelled to India and Africa to witness first hand the struggles these women face. She was the host of our first empowerment ball in March and as a mother of 3 girls she is completely committed and passionate about empowering women across the globe.

Patron

LEANNE BROWN

A Leadership Consultant with Visionary Leadership, brings 18 years in running global PR and advertising agencies and has worked with numerous charities on business and marketing strategy in London, Sydney and Los Angeles.As founding chairman Simone has helped to guide the organisations first year of growth.

Chairman

SIMONE GUPTA

Ambassadors

Khatra is of Somali heritage and survivor of Female Genital Mutilation. She is mother of 2 boys and a wife to Brian.

After being cut at the age of 10yrs old in Djibouti it was only when Khatra was a student nurse did she realise the difference caused by the FGM to her anatomy. After being silent for over 40yrs from this ‘hidden crime’ Khatra has started to speak out about FGM and tells her story ‘one of defiance’  Khatra supports the charity by raising awareness and education to end violence against women. 

Ambassador

KHATRA PATERSON

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Apprentice Nurse, single mum & internet blogger, Cherish, shares her passion for empowerment and education for women. Her determination and drive shows that all women can achieve. 

Ambassador

CHERISH OTOO

Specialist midwife. Winner of BJM 2018 midwife of the year.

Passionate about women's health globally.

Ambassador

MEMUNA SOWE

As a UN conference speaker, 18 year old Sachi helps raise awareness about issues faced by women and girls in Kenya & in other developing countries, and to also empower them. 

Ambassador

SACHI SHAH

6 years working in East Africa whilst studying for her Masters in Gender Studies and Law, Allys uses her experience to help educate girls on the importance of staying in education and refraining from FGM and early marriage.

Ambassador

ALLYS BROWN

Administration

Laura brings her years of financial expertise to the charity. 

Treasurer

LAURA DUNCALF

Creative

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With over 20 Years experience in the design & advertising industry, owner of 

NORTHdesigns, Jules brings our ideas and events to life.

Graphic/Web Designer

JULIE NORTH

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Renown celebrity & TV photographer, with over 18yrs experience. Danielle documents our emotional journey in her beautiful and inspiring art.

Photographer

DANIELLE BAGULEY

Ex-TV Assistant Producer is used to organising to tight deadlines. Clare used this experience to launch our hugely successful Annual Empowerment Ball.

Organiser & Fundraiser

CLARE ALMOND

Trustees

Deborah is very passionate about giving to Charity and enjoys advocating for a Charity which educates and empowers women who are suffering from FGM.

Trustee

DEBS BROOKS

Retired nurse and midwife. Polly has spent much of her career working with disadvantaged women and their families. One of the founding members who helped to get the charity off the ground.

Trustee

POLLY

Young Ambassadors

9 year old Harry has worked hard for the charity, organising fundraisers for his school friends and raising awareness about OWAAT amongst young people. Harry loves reading, learning new things, sport - especially football and basketball - and is a natural organiser with great leadership skills. He is an asset to our team.

Young Ambassador

HARRY