The UK’s largest advocacy, information and advice charity, Pohwer, has added two women to its senior leadership, meaning the team is now four fifths women.
Led by Helen Moulinos, Pohwer also reported that, of its advocate team, 80% identify as female.
It has now added both Julie Born, people director, and Fiona McArthur-Worbey, director of fundraising and engagement, to its executive team.
McArthur-Worbey has been at the charity for more than 14 years and will now lead a team of seven professionals in service design and development.
She will oversee all activity involving public relations, social media, external communications, engagement, media and income generation.
She said: “Over the past 14 years, I have also had the privilege of watching Pohwer grow from strength to strength – providing crucial services for more beneficiaries than ever before, tackling human rights issues that should be at the forefront of all conversations, and stepping up during times of crisis, like the coronavirus pandemic, to support all those who need help.
“Seeing all this first-hand has made me thoroughly look forward to seeing what Pohwer can achieve on the behalf of our beneficiaries, and I’m thrilled to be playing a part in helping it get there.”
Meanwhile, Julie Born added: “During my time as an independent HR consultant, I had the privilege of working with some amazing charities who are so passionate about what they do and the support they offer. I found Pohwer to be no different – a group of skilled professionals, speaking on behalf of people who wouldn’t be heard otherwise.
“So, when I saw the position of people director role being advertised, I knew I had to apply. Pohwer not only matches my own ethics, in terms of fighting for human rights and equality for all, but it also makes a real difference to people’s everyday lives. What more could I want from a role?”