The 2018 Sister Sister Power 10

10 women paving the way and empowering others.

  • Amanda Downs - Head of Commercial Leadership, Uspire Group. Amanda is a business coach, facilitator and trainer who helps businesses to deliver their goals, by getting the best results they can - out of themselves and their people.She has designed and delivered programmes and projects in key areas covering sales and leadership. Amanda is very passionate about raising future leaders and volunteers her time at The Sister Sister Network offering leadership development training.

  • Aisha Suleiman - Chair, Amazon's Black Employee Network UK - Aisha Suleiman, Chair of Amazon’s Black Employee Network (BEN) in the UK. BEN is one of Amazon’s affinity groups and it aims to champion the diverse perspectives of people of African and Caribbean Descent.

  • Lucia Kirchner - Founder, UN Girl Up London. Lucia has worked in Corporate Social Responsibility for several years. She was a delegate at the United Nations Youth Assembly in 2017, representing SDG 12 and SDG 5, and subsequently founded UN Girl Up London. Leading the United Nations Foundation in this area, she organised fundraising events, digital campaigns and various initiatives to raise awareness and support underprivileged girls in remote areas around the world.

  • Sarah Burns - Sarah serves as Chair (& Founder) of Smart Works Reading and is focused on establishing the regional presence of this UK charity. With twenty years of experience in training content & delivery , coaching and leadership in the corporate world, Sarah is dedicated to using her skills to inspire and empower women to make positive life changes and realise their goals. 

  • Pam Warren - International Speaker, Trainer and Author. Pam turned a disaster into the most positive thing to ever happen to her. In October 1999, Pam’s life as a financial advisor was torn apart when she was critically injured in the Paddington Rail Crash. Pam’s injuries were so severe that she wasn’t expected to pull through. Not only did she pull through, she became the public face of the disaster – ‘the lady in the mask’ championing the cause of rail safety. Since then Pam has gone on to become a highly acclaimed International Public Speaker and Leadership Trainer.

  • Dr Bose Lewu, Founder, Girls Aide.Bose is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and the Founder of Girlsaide Initiative. She is passionate about her community and advancing women’s health in Africa. Girlsaide Initiative focuses on ensuring that every girl has the opportunity to maximise their potentials regardless of their back ground or life events. 

  • Hayah Al Shihabi - Curator, UNICEF on Campus @SOAS. Hayah’s mission is to advocate the importance of personal development and to promote constant self-awareness and reflection. This innate passion has led her to create personal development initiatives for the past six years, and will continue to do so. Hayah is also an advocate of female empowerment, in aspiration for women to realise their full potential and live their best lives. 

  • Rhonda A Thompson, Domestic Violence Advocate, CEO, Rose of Sharon ATL, International Speaker and Author.Rhonda’s passion is informing and motivating women of all walks of life to live purposefully, As a woman who has survived multiple forms of abuse, including sexual abuse, Rhonda understands the victim’s perspective and has been an intricate part of the healing process for many women and uses her survivor platform to reach back and help others. Her life’s mission is to eradicate the senseless physical, emotional and mental damage, injuries, and deaths that occur as a result of abuse and domestic violence. 

  • Tarinee Sawetnaphanon - Founder, The Single Parents Hub. Tarinee Sawetnaphanon is a property Investor, an entrepreneur, a wealth coach, Amazon Best seller author, an inspirational speaker.Her background is in property investment where she successfully manages a property portfolio in London and across the UK. She is also gives guidance and support to other landlords and property investors helping them to manage their properties for income and growth. Tarinee is also the founder of “Single Parents Hub” a global community that supports single parents with all aspects of their lives.

  • The Amazing Women of The Sister Sister Network. Thank you for volunteering, attending, donating and supporting the Network in 2018. It is because of your support the network continues its work.


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