Race Equity Advisory Group

We believe that understanding and opposing racism is core to our aims and values. 

To help us, we have established an independent Race Equity Advisory Group to support and challenge us in delivering our vision for race equity, and to improve our impact by bringing a range of additional insights and experiences of racism to our work.

Meet the members of the group below.

Sharan Jaswal

Sharan is an educator, facilitator and consultant who is passionate about social justice, education and the empowerment of young people and marginalised groups. Her work involves the design, development, delivery, and project management of education and training projects in the UK & abroad.

She has worked directly with a diverse range of young people aged between 7–25 years in schools, colleges, leaving care teams and prisons. She also designs and facilitates workshops for teachers, youth workers and non-profits. Her education programmes have won awards for their social impact with the Guardian Public Service and Centre for Social Justice Poverty Prevention.

Alongside her youth education work, Sharan works as a JEDI consultant, specialising in anti-racism and gender equity. She supports individuals, teams and leaders to create equitable spaces through training, strategy development and coaching. She also works part-time with Beyond Equality, working with men and boys towards gender equality.

In her free time, she helps to run #POCImpact (a network supporting people of colour in social impact), volunteers for The Blindian Project and is a trustee for the Abram Wilson Foundation.

Jouja Maamri

Jouja is Head of Gulf Partnerships at Save the Children.

She is experienced in working across the philanthropic and non-profit sector, including with US-UK Fulbright Commission and Synergos Institute, and is currently the Community Partnerships Lead at Migrant Leaders. Jouja sits on the Sutton Trust Alumni Leadership Board, is a Young Founding Member of Impact 100 London and an Ambassador to the European Youth Parliament. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Founders of the Future.

Jouja holds a BA in Political Science & Human Rights from Columbia University, an MSc in Migration Studies from the University of Oxford and is an alumnus of SIT’s International Honors Programme.

Jennifer Powell

Jennifer uses her 20 years’ experience as a culture change and communications strategist and consultant in three ways:

  • As a change consultant, to help organisations and leaders give clarity and direction to their people by providing practical inclusion, communication and engagement strategies;
  • As a facilitator, to design and deliver leaders strategic and inclusion workshops;
  • As an experienced and accredited Executive coach to individual leaders and leadership teams.

She builds on her experience as a Principal (Equity Partner) at a global HR management consultancy and executive positions in organisations as diverse as Xerox Europe, Cable & Wireless and Islington Council. Her current clients span many FTSE 100 companies including those in the media, music, financial services and pharmaceutical sectors. Based in the UK, her work has taken her to continental Europe, the US, Latin America, West and Southern Africa.

Jennifer has a number of professional accreditations for coaching, psychometrics and mediation and her degree is in Law and English.

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