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Team

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We are a small but perfectly formed team of passionate individuals, all bringing our unique set of skills and expertise to deliver the best for our beneficiaries, the industry and the community.

Eve, Founder & CEO

Eve has worked for 15 years in the voluntary sector across education, youth employment, and social inclusion programmes. She believes everyone should be supported into meaningful employment. Her coffee of choice, a V60 from Ozone Coffee Roasters – the first people to believe in WG’s mission.

Sonja, Managing Director

Sonja comes from a multi-faceted background in management consulting, commodities trading and most recently took a retail specialty coffee brand from concept to full operations in Singapore and London. She is passionate about supporting women and working mothers in the coffee industry and won’t start her day without a flat white.

Darshika, Senior Marketing & Partnerships Manager

Darshika has over ten years of omnichannel marketing, advertising and digital project management experience across Australia and the UK. She thrives on helping people cultivate their own confidence and independence whilst learning new skills in coffee. Off-duty, Darshika enjoys an oat flat white whilst seeking sustainable travel destinations and delicious new cuisines.

Mike, Director of Operations & Performance

Mike started his career in hospitality straight from school and has held various roles in the industry both operationally and in learning and development in large and small organisations. He has progressed through roles in work-based learning, as a college lecturer and standards developer. Mike’s love of coffee really grew when he worked in New Zealand, training with the local roaster.  Mike’s favourite coffee is a simple Americano.

Melissa, Progressions Manager

Melissa has spent the past ten years working in both the specialty food and hospitality industry and the nonprofit sector, where she focused on education programming with immigrant, BAME, and marginalised communities. When she’s not at work she is baking, reading, or live figure drawing. Melissa enjoys sipping a single shot cappuccino when she’s not drinking matcha lattes.

Aashifa, Barista Trainer

Aashifa has over three years of experience in the coffee industry, she enjoys imparting knowledge, and curating exceptional coffee sensory experiences. When she is not brewing coffee she spends her time volunteering as a Girl Guide Leader and is ear-deep in podcasts. When it comes to coffee, Aashifa is partial to Colombian filters. Aashifa is a Graduate from a Well Grounded traineeship in 2017.

Kieran, Progressions Administrator

Kieran spent several years working in Italy for an education association, focussed on language teaching. His passion for education is matched only by his love for coffee, which has led him to firstly pursue it through his studies at university in the Netherlands, and later professionally as a barista. He can often be found sipping an espresso in the window of a coffee shop, with a film camera around his neck.

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Henry, Marketing & Partnerships Executive

Henry studied Philosophy at University and has had the ambition to enter the third-sector since volunteering at Battersea Cats and Dogs home as a teenager. He has since written for other organisations within the non-for-profit world. When he’s not working, Henry edits and runs an online magazine for young creatives. His coffee order is a flat white – although, he secretly prefers tea.

Lindsey, Non-Executive Chair

Lindsey is passionate about working with organisations that deliver on their promises. Lindsey co-founded the Homeless FA before joining Street League where she is Managing Director. She can often be found enjoying a filter coffee while studying in London’s coffee shops as she’s an MBA candidate at CASS business school.