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 

Jane Miller, Chair


Jane works in the field of policy and participation at Children in Scotland. She is passionate about creating safe spaces to allow young people to express their views on issues which matter to them including: intersectionality, equality, self-determination and issues related to mental health and social media. She is dedicated to working to eradicate violence against women and her dissertation focused on the role NGO's play in keeping this on the international agenda. She originally started out as a volunteer with The Empower Project and applies her experience and knowledge of participation with young people to the project.

Ansley Clark, Secretary


Ansley works across the editorial and events team at Holyrood Communications. An International Relations graduate from the University of Edinburgh, Ansley is passionate about feminism and LGBTQ rights on a national and international level. When she is not working Ansley can be found volunteering with young people at LGBT Youth Scotland; taking part in amateur musical theatre; walking her dogs or running (slowly).

Emma Dickinson, Treasurer


Emma is a Philosophy graduate from the University of Edinburgh, who is currently working in Digital Communications for a service in the violence against women and girls sector. She is passionate about creating engaging visual content and resources for the service, which provides a place of support and information for those with lived experience. Outside of work, Emma enjoys trying out new creative hobbies and exploring the Pentland Hills with her whippet, Walter.

Wacera Kamonji


Wacera is a recent theatre and film graduate who is currently working within digital and communications for mostly third sector and grass roots organisations who focus on empowering women and has a focus on strengthening community and cultural ties and social stories in Edinburgh.

You can get in touch with any of our Board members by emailing trustees@theempowerproject.co.uk

Emma Hunter

Get in touch: info@theempowerproject.co.uk

Parven Kaur
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Parven is the founder of Kids N Clicks; a web resource that help parents and children thrive in a digital world with over 100k monthly visitors. After graduating with an MSc in corporate governance from the London School of Economics and Political Science, she worked for Ernst and Young before moving into digital media consultancy. She has extensive experience in the digital / social media arena and has been a consultant for various charitable organisations across Scotland. She has also been an invited speaker at digital media events. Her work has been recognised as a ‘Digital Pioneer’ by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations. She has been featured at The Telegraph, Internet Matters, Common Sense Media and many other organisations. Parven lives with her family in Edinburgh and actively contributes digital parenting news on her Kids N Clicks website and blog. She spends the rest of her time with her little toddler and newborn, enjoying mini-super short walks in the Scottish countryside.

Get in touch: info@theempowerproject.co.uk

Mahzabin Sheikh
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Hello! My name is Mahzabin and I will be one of The Empower Project's new co- directors! I have a background in psychology, mental health and trauma as well as feminist activism especially related to intersectionality. I am so excited to be working alongside some incredible women in The Empower Project and helping it grow to educate and inspire change when talking about online tech abuse. 

Get in touch: info@theempowerproject.co.uk

Elena Soper

Listed as one of YWCA Scotland’s 30 Under 30 Inspiring Women 2018, Elena is currently working for YWCA Scotland - The Young Women's Movement running national programmes with and for young women alongside supporting the development and implementation of the strategic vision. As Co-Director of The Empower Project, she works on financial and project management and delivers training workshops on all things tech + online abuse to a range of audiences. She has extensive volunteering experience and is currently a Guide leader, a school speaker for Amnesty International and sits on the Board of Directors for campaign group Exeter Chiefs for Change. When she's not doing any of these things, you'll most likely find her reading a book, at a rugby match or looking longingly at other people's dogs.

Get in touch: elena@theempowerproject.co.uk