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About Us

By Women, For Women is run by a community of women from around the world who share a passion for Europe and celebrating women’s stories. We represent 15+ nationalities and a host of backgrounds and lived experiences.

 

Continue reading to meet the women who run the organisation. We are always looking to become more diverse and representative, so please get in touch about joining the team here. We’d love to hear from you.

Our Story

By Women, For Women is a non-profit organisation on a mission to amplify Latter-day Saint women’s voices, stories and impact. We are fostering a network and community of support amongst Latter-day Saint women in Europe so they can connect and navigate faith within their various cultures, communities and families.

 

BWFW was created by a group of Latter-day Saint women in Europe who recognised the need to expand the experiences and stories of Latter-day Saint women beyond an American narrative. In their own lives, these founding members were surrounded by women from across the globe whom each wore womanhood in their own individual and beautiful way. At the height of a worldwide pandemic in the summer of 2020, they met on Zoom and began discussions on creating a shared space for the voices of Latter-day Saint women in Europe.

 

Almost two years later, BWFW has expanded into a large and diverse community of women who make our programmes and existence a reality. 

 

In the fall of 2021, BWFW released an online Resource Centre (that will be expanded in May 2022) and in March 2022  launched their first gallery of stories of European Latter-day Saint women’s voices - past and present. In April 2022, BWFW is opening up for a Europe-wide membership and is looking forward to enjoying Book Clubs, Dialogue Nights, a community forum and further storytelling with women across Europe. As the pandemic and world situation allow, BWFW looks to host regional conferences and events throughout Europe.

Meet the Team

Louise Rosa Manning

Louise Rosa Manning

Chair

Anne Christina Larsen

Anne Christina Larsen

Inclusion Dialogue Coordinator

Pini Kemppainen

Pini Kemppainen

Advisory Board Liasion

Michelle Graabek

Michelle Graabek

Researcher

Ornella Ulrich Bicchierri

Ornella Ulrich Bicchierri

Inclusion Dialogue Facilitator & Scribe

Kjestine Tatarata

Kjestine Tatarata

People Coordinator

Felícia Dias

Felícia Dias

Social Media Consultant

Esther Duffles

Esther Duffles

Vice Chair

Sarah Smart

Sarah Smart

Storytelling Director

Shara Hofmann

Shara Hofmann

Operations Director

Clare Marshall

Clare Marshall

Inclusion Dialogue Facilitator & Scribe

Lynn Driscoll

Lynn Driscoll

General Counsel

Jessica Jensen

Jessica Jensen

IT Coordinator

Kamryn Williams

Kamryn Williams

Inclusion Dialogue Assistant

Liisa Grant

Liisa Grant

Treasurer

Rebecca Russavage

Rebecca Russavage

Community Relations Director

Ashleigh Wilson

Ashleigh Wilson

Board Secretary

Hannah Biver

Hannah Biver

Inclusion Dialogue Facilitator & Scribe

Fernanda Sayavedra

Fernanda Sayavedra

Finance Manager

Sheila Patel

Sheila Patel

Town Hall Coordinator

Past Builders. 

By Women, For Women is an ever-evolving organisation. We’re standing on the shoulders of thousands of hours of work, including from our “past builders”: volunteers, staff, interns, board members and advisors who have moved on from their work with By Women, For Women. We’d like to recognise all those who have made By Women, For Women into what it is today. 

 

Shauna Little

Rachel Norris Oxenden

Miranda Bradshaw

Celia Møller 

Kristin Snyder 

Ryan Cook  

Krischelle Joseph

Lola Ogunbote

Clare Hamn

Zinta Jaunitis

Elizabeta Kitanovic

Savannah Stevenson

Amelia Hapgood 

Amy Epps

Annie Jacob

Emma Stevenson Reyelts

Catherina Hvistendahl 

Karolina Hauck 

Elizabeth Whatcott 

Rachél Hveem

Maria Williams 

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