The IWI Communications Team is fundamental to IWI. Specialising in engaging supporters through social media and media campaigns, the team both educates and mobilises to create change.
The Team MANAGEMENT
Now based in London, Meghann grew up in Melbourne, Australia, and was raised in a family of strong and courageous women. Her mother, who lived through a difficult childhood, inspires her passion for gender equality and women’s rights awareness. Her sister inspires her to be the best woman she can be.
Meghann has led on a number of high-profile campaigns including Mardi Gras, Grand Prix and the Australian Open and on various Diversity and Inclusion initiatives. In her current role, she leads on a bank-wide cultural transformation communications strategy. She has produced an accredited research paper for the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission and worked with Melbourne based non-profit, Friends of Kolkata, to advance women’s rights in India. She is excited to be on the IWI team, where she gets to work alongside likeminded professionals.
There are three things Juanita loves about life: Being African - Sierra Leonean specifically. Being a mother. And being a woman. "I grew up in a family where women were accomplished, resilient and celebrated. Vulnerable at times but most definitely kick-ass when it mattered" Juanita was encouraged to pursue her passion for communication, starting her journalism career at the age of just 12 (Google can attest to that, even though it makes her cringe). Covering stories such as Britain's youngest teen mother and visiting Tanzania to investigate the effects of world debt on children, when barely a teenager herself, encouraged her to ask questions about the human experience. "I learnt that my life experiences weren't necessarily the norm, how different life could have been had my mother made different choices and how much people's stories and accomplishments mattered to me."
Working with IWI brings Juanita full circle and back into that familiar space from her childhood: one where women are accomplished, resilient and celebrated. "My role as IWI's Internal Communications specialist, once again allows me to put my skills to good use. Not only by actively supporting an organisation who's values I share, but by connecting our international team who are working together to bring the voices of women to you."
Louisa Smith is a freelance graphic designer from central Pennsylvania, in the United States. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Penn State University in Theatre. In addition to providing graphic design for many organisations, political candidates, and small businesses, Louisa enjoys performing with local theatres and as the lead singer of a traditional Celtic band, Callanish.
Tarang is a communication designer raised in New Delhi, now based in London. She brings her multidisciplinary creative experience to IWI and along with her team is responsible for creating design solutions with high visual impact. She is excited to contribute towards graphic design, photography and film at IWI. She holds a master’s degree in Visual Communication from the University of Delhi and has been actively involved in campaigns related to women's rights apart from pursuing her freelance career in design.
Gisele has over five years experience in PR/ Management Communication. She was raised by a strong and courageous woman, who always fought for women’s rights in Brazil. Her mother organised a protest for equal gender pay in 1984 in Sao Paulo.
Journalist educated by the Universidade Anhembi Morumbi, in Sao Paulo Brazil, she has worked for Make-A-Wish Brazil, promoting a charity auction and helping children with terminal illnesses realise their wishes. She also worked for Telefonica Foundation at her time in Burson-Marsteller - Brazil, was a part of Telefónica's Solidarity Vacation project, supporting ACER (Children's At-Risk Support Association), children and young people engaged in one of the Telefónica’s Fundación programs: Pro-Menino, which supports content and strategic media planning.
She also has passion for her field and wants to use her knowledge in Social Media to help promote IWI further protect women’s human rights and raise awareness worldwide.
KATHLEEN ROSE KENNEDY
Kathleen Rose is a recent Political Science graduate from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She is an advocate and researcher with PEN Canada and the UK Law Society, as well as a writer for Peace Child International. Kathleen Rose is an avid athlete, a violinist for 14 years and has recently accepted an offer to study law in the UK. Having travelled to over 30 countries, she is passionate about human rights and global health, and is thrilled to be part of the IWI team.
Uwana is the Social Media Specialist for IWI, She received a B.SC in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos, Nigeria and is currently studying for her master’s at the National Open University of Lagos. Uwana is currently working at Total E & P Nigeria as a Communications Specialist on contract. She has previously worked with different print media as a journalist, loves writing and is passionate about children and gender equality.
Catherine has been working in insight teams for 5 years and has seen the insurgence (and need) for digital measurement. She’s been incorporating digital measurement and social reporting into her last two roles, where she has been working with big news brands. Catherine’s looking to enhance her measurement skills at IWI and ensure they know how to track and interpret their social performance. She is also excited about unleashing her creativity into posts and the over-arching social strategy for IWI.
Catherine believes in equality. Whether it was being part of a team at university to set-up a third wave feminist society – where she championed the importance of understanding and shedding light on women’s issues outside of the UK, or starting up a blog to highlight more everyday female experiences in the 2010s. She’s interested in trying to connect with people and their stories.
If you would like to contribute to the Communications Team, or would like more information, contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.