Behind The Scenes

The WIAN team is a collective of like-minded women who understand how difficult it is for recent graduates to find permanent, paid roles within the international sector, and how lack of opportunity, information and mentorship continues well on into a woman's career.

Operations

The Operations team is responsible for the overall management of WIAN’s day-to-day activities and internal processes, people management, HR and recruitment and ensuring that each team runs efficiently behind the scenes.

Partnerships

The Partnerships team is responsible for our third-party engagements and external relationships, and build effective and mutually beneficial relationships with our partners and sponsors. They also manage our unique university partnerships, working closely with academic institutions to host events and create resources for interested university students.

Communications

The Communications team is responsible for WIAN’s original content and branding, managing our contributor programme and social media following, and the organisation’s wider PR and marketing.

Programmes

The Programmes team, design and deliver our various programmes, mainly the annual mentorship scheme, and are responsible for effective monitoring and evaluation of these programmes to clearly set out our impact.

OPERATIONS

Demiladé Falola-Apooyin

FOUNDER & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

I'm the Founder and Chief Executive Officer here at WIAN, and I'm super passionate about women, Africa, international trade and sustainable development. My background is in law, diplomacy and human rights, with a LLM in International Development Law and Human Rights from the University of Warwick.

Amandla Uzoka-Jarrett

CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

I'm the Chief Operating Officer, and responsible for HR and recruitment, business development and smooth running of our internal operations. My background is in Research and Development, international programmes and innovation, and I have an MSc in Public Policy and Administration from the London School of Economics. 

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PARTNERSHIPS

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Valentina Aslani

HEAD OF PARTNERSHIPS

I head up the Partnerships team, identifying partnership, sponsorship and funding opportunities, and managing our external relationships. My background is in human rights, fundraising and grant-making, and have a Master’s degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics.

Juliana Balogun

DEPUTY HEAD, PARTNERSHIPS

Alongside Valentina, my role involves shaping and executing our external partnerships strategy, and identifying corporate opportunities in business and technology. I'm a Technology Consultant by trade, delivering digital, technology and business projects, and studied my postgraduate degree in African Development at the London School of Economics.

COMMUNICATIONS

Holly Campbell

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

I manage all of WIAN’s social media platforms and develop our organisation’s social media strategy. Outside of WIAN, I am enrolled on the UK NGDP (National Graduate Development Programme) – a fast-track graduate scheme for future leaders of local government.

Segilola Apooyin

CONTENT EDITOR

I write and edit WIAN's original content, pitching articles, interviews and other pieces to be published on our site. I studied my undergraduate degree in Architecture, and I'm passionate about creative writing, sustainable development, design and construction.

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PROGRAMMES

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