We work using hybrid model of associates (freelancers), volunteers and trustees. This means that we don't have staff as such, and no official office space which comes with advantages and challenges! This means that unless projects are funded, we're likely to ask you for $$$ if you're an organisation wanting to access training or events. All our trustees are members of the organisation, and our two co-directors undertake projects in both a paid and voluntary capacity. You can see our faces and read about us below 

Rahnuma Feist-Hassan, Chair

Julia Zauner, Volunteer lead

Emily Beever, Secretary

Jane Miller, Treasurer

Emily Liddle

Emily works in the third sector at Citizens Advice Scotland, leading on national public education campaigns. She has many voluntary hats that include supporting women and girls at Glasgow East Women’s Aid, running digital and social activities with the Young Women’s Movement in Scotland and sitting on SCVO’s Women’s Network committee. Emily is a passionate, intersectional feminist and when she isn’t fighting the patriarchy, you’ll find bagging a munro, practising yoga or sipping on a G&T.

Get in touch: emily@theempowerproject.co.uk

Elena Soper

Elena is an intersectional feminist who works for YWCA Scotland: The Young Women's Movement and volunteers for Amnesty International and Girlguiding. She was a member of the first year of Young Women Lead, a collaborative project between YWCA Scotland and the Scottish Parliament. She is passionate about politics, rugby and improving the lives for all women everywhere. Elena was listed as one of 30 Inspiring Women Under 30: Scotland Edition in 2018.

Get in touch: elena@theempowerproject.co.uk

Ellie Hutchinson

Ellie Hutchinson founded The Empower Project in 2017 in response to the need to have a specific feminist group looking at tech abuse and the impact of digital on sex and relationships. She is passionate about participation, young people, feminism, revolutionary change and sequins. She is a mum of two absolute W I L D children and lives in Edinburgh. She is also a consultant on change making, wellbeing, and impact for organisations and you can hit her up over on elliehutchinson.com

Tomiwa Folorunso

Tomiwa Folorunso is a writer and creative specialising in communications and digital production. In 2017, she co- facilitated and co-designed the first year of the award-winning Young Women Lead programme which promoted young women’s voices in political spaces, in partnership with the Scottish Parliament. Also a contributor to BBC The Social and a journalist, Tomiwa is passionate about challenging stereotypes and discusses taboo issues, with some content surpassing 2 million views.

She is very excited to be working for the Empower Project and managing the first year of their new programme, Empower Trustees.


2019 The Empower Project  We are a registered charity no SCO47389 info@theempowerproject.co.uk

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