Meet the team

Who’s behind all this amazing work?

These are the amazing women who support young women, raise awareness of female vulnerability and strengthen communities through mentoring and workshops.

Meet our team…

 

My name is Alicia Barnes and I am the founder and CEO of Our Sorority. I set up this company initially in 2013 as a community interest company before changing Our Sorority into a Charity in 2015.

I have been working wth children and young people in different settings for 8 years such as youth offending team, residential children home, youth centres, schools, resettlement for high risk offenders and family support.

It has been my passion since a very young age to work with young people as i enjoy helping others and find giving support to others very rewarding. From experiencing vulnerability first hand myself I found that there were not enough services for young women to access and seek support.

I hope that through using Our Sorority services young women and communities are able to overcome vulnerability.

 

Hi my name is Teleka Martin and I am support worker and facilitator here at Our Sorority. I have been a support worker for 2 years now and I have a huge passion for my roll and I enjoy helping others and I have great interest in vulnerability and support work for young women.

I am currently studying health & social care level 3 NVQ so that I can enhance my knowledge and understanding of my role to help further my career. I have also completed short courses such as Mental health first aid, Mandatory care training modules, female vulnerability, sexual health, female genital mutilation, sexual exploitation, drug & alcohol misuse.

I hope that I am able to make a difference in the lives of the young women I work with.

 

Hi My name is Andrada and I am the Marketing and PR officer for Our Sorority. I have been in this role with Our Sorority for 5 months and I have been enjoying my time here so far.

I have experience of digital marketing for different businesses but I have been enjoying learning new skills since working at Our Sorority and being able to shine light and raise awareness of female vulnerability and the work Our Sorority does.

I hope that through my work I can continue to raise awareness, campaign and shine light on the issues affecting young women.

 

 

My name is Guyonne Folkers and I was born in Holland. I am support worker and facilitator here at Our Sorority. I have completed  Learning Disability nurse training and since moving to the UK I have worked in many different health, private and social care settings.

I have worked with adults/ children with learning disabilities in treatment assessment unit/ respite provision and a residential school.

I have recently started at Our Sorority as a support worker. I am really looking forward to my new role, as I would like to support and make a difference in young women’s lives. Provide them with opportunities to achieve the best possible outcomes and reach their full potential.