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We are Women brings fresh thinking and a new approach to projects centred on women.

Part consultancy, part innovation lab, part networking club, our goal is to make things work better for women – whether products and services, workplaces or society as a whole.

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Long Run Works is an innovation and communications agency that makes stories to get people excited about change and grow good ideas faster.

It believes the best way to do this is to bring together innovation (a new way of doing things) with purpose (having a positive impact on the world) through collaboration.

Priscilla Mensah – Director

Priscilla joined What Women Want 2.0 in August 2016, overseeing the collaboration between WWW 2.0 and the Women’s Equality Party and increasing initial responses by 527%. Before WWW 2.0, Priscilla was President of the Cambridge University Students’ Union, co-founder of the BAME women’s network at Cambridge University and is currently a member of the Economics Team at the UK Mission to the UN and  World Trade Organisation. Priscilla’s areas of (keen!) interest are women’s rights, access to Higher Education, and the creation of domestic and global employment opportunities through closing the skills gap.

Fun fact: quote a lyric from just about any hip hop or grime track since 2000; there’s an approximately 75% chance I can correctly guess the artist and track

What do you want: for all Brits to have access to the education, skills, and training (at whatever age in their life, whatever their background) that enables them to forge the career that makes them happy and able to fully contribute to, and participate in, British society.

Rachel Nye – Campaign Coordinator

Rachel worked frontline in charities supporting women experiencing abuse before becoming involved in research and campaigns. She is currently managing The Social Change Project with the Sheila McKechnie Foundation. She was co-director of the IC Change Campaign between 2015 and 2017 and joined WWW 2.0 in May 2017.

Fun fact: I have featured in both of Dream Nails music videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpzrWmGhBGU and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IjGlJT5sAs

What do you want: I want girls to be able to grow up in a world confident about who they are, without sexualisation or judgment.

Charlotte Chorley – Communications and Public Relations Lead

Charlotte joins WWW 2.0 with a diverse background in communications and creative campaigning. She currently works in comms for a world-leading artificial intelligence company, and previously led content-driven campaigns for the United Nations Free and Equal Campaign, the Malala Fund and the British Pregnancy Advisory Service in her role as Campaign Partnerships Lead for social change company, Shape History.

Fun fact: My blood type matches my life mantra: B-Positive!

What do you want: To be able to occupy public spaces, wearing what I want, without feeling judged, watched or threatened.

Sophie Yates – Event Coordinator

Sophie joins What Women Want 2.0 with a varied background in events management, operations, and campaigning. She currently works in Operations at Positive Money and is also working with Women’s Aid and the Centre for Acceleration of Social Technology, to help develop a website to educate teenagers about healthy relationships. She has run a free community festival ‘Feminist Solidarity Fest’ for two years in a row and volunteers with various other feminist organisations and campaign groups.

Fun fact: I have five tattoos, including the name of a cocktail!

What do you want: Better police and health community response to domestic violence.

Julie Lin Ji – Data Presentation Lead

Julie joins What Women Want 2.0 as a final year PhD candidate at the Medical Research Council Cognition & Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge. With a MSc in Social Psychology from the London School of Economics & Political Science, Julie is trained in both quantitative and qualitative research methods. Prior to academia, Julie has worked as a Communications Officer for the UN World Food Programme in Kathmandu, and as a Management Consultant for Deloitte Consulting in Sydney.

Fun fact: I once enjoyed a one-on-one Skype session with David Lynch (granted it lasted a minute and was a part of an audience Q&A after a documentary screening)

What do I want: I want every person to have the opportunities, knowledge and resources they need to flourish and realise their potential in the world. I also want mental health to be on equal footing with physical health.

Yosola Olorunshola – Press and Communications Lead

Yosola Olorunshola joins What Women Want 2.0 with a background in communications and digital campaigning. She previously worked as a communications officer at Global Citizen and is currently working as a freelance writer and editor. A passionate fiction writer, her diverse areas of interest include gender equality, migration, contemporary literature, and interfaith politics.

What do you want? I want to see a world that celebrates the diversity of individual experiences and identities.

Fun fact: I regularly conduct an internal debate on whether The Sound of Music or Sister Act II is the best film about a rebellious nun. The jury is still out…  

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Natalie Burns – Technical and Activation Consultant

Part of the WWW2.0 inception team along with Guy and Sue, Natalie comes at the project as a technical and activation consultant – supporting the web team and partner outreach. Natalie brings experience from a diverse background in digital development, brand strategy as a Strategist for Pixeldot, along with an action-oriented background in social change events such as TEDxBrighton and SheSays.

What do you want? A more equal, inclusive society that celebrates diversity.

Fun fact: I rediscovered the music of Hall & Oates in 2016 and it made.my.year. (Though obviously the Knowles sisters still dominate a large percentage of my aural world).

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