This ‘Spotlight On’ we hear from Hannah W and Naffie, our newest Trustee.
Hannah – Wellbeing Case Worker for Rainbow Hearts
What does your role involve?
I work alongside the Rainbow Hearts group providing 1-1 support to asylum seeking women. I support women with their mental health and reducing loneliness and isolation.
What’s your favourite thing about WHM?
The people – everyone is friendly and supportive. I am enjoying being part of WHM, I have been welcomed into the team and feel like I have been here ages now! It is inspiring to be around so many passionate, committed women.
What are 3 things you enjoy doing?
Running, camping and Lego
If you had a magic wand, what would you do with it?
I would magic away all weapons, ammunition, bombs and bullets and make people talk out their problems rather than fighting. I would also magic myself a beautiful campsite on a beach in Scotland and I would spend my days baking cakes and running up and down hills surrounded by cats.
Why did you become a Trustee for Womens Health Matters?
A work colleague who is also a Trustee at Womens Health Matters approached me. My colleague stated that they needed a Treasurer on the board. At that point I had never heard of Womens Health Matters. I then read about the organisation and the positive difference it makes to the lives of women. This sparked my interest and made me want to be part of the charity.
What is your favourite thing about Womens Health Matters?
My favourite thing about WHM is how the WHM annual event gives women we support an opportunity and courage to voice out their experiences and how the organisation has positively impacted their lives to enable them to realise that they are not alone and they have more control over their lives and health.
What do you do outside of Womens Health Matters?
I work for Leeds City council Childrens and Families. My role entails working closely with the Commissioning Team and Local elected members for Children and Young people.
I have a BSc degree in International Accounting, certified in SAP financials, at the Professional Level of ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) certification and also completed more than eight years of public and private accounting experience where attention to detail is essential when managing client flies and proof reading financial statements. I am able to contribute these skills to WHM as a Treasurer.
Outside of all of the above and WHM, I enjoy going to the gym and Arabic classes.
If you had a magic wand what would you do with it?
I will make sure that every woman has justice, respect, care and compassion.