Who we are
We are a group of feminists based in East London, but open to everybody!
We are a local, grassroots chapter of the Fawcett Society, the UK's leading membership charity campaigning for gender equality and women's rights at work, at home and in public life.
We currently run a national campaign to End Salary History, as evidence shows that this is a clear, specific action we can take to quickly increase pay for women and people of colour and mitigate the gender pay gap.
We are always happy to welcome new members!
Our active group is run by an enthusiastic and dedicated group of volunteers.
Here is who we are:
Local Group Coordinator – Alice Kantor
Our main link to Fawcett HQ, overseeing group strategy, driving membership and expanding our networks. An enthusiast feminist with a strong inclination towards arts and crafts and a love for meeting new people, Alice is here to make sure everybody feels welcome to the group and has a good time contributing to our kickass feminist activities and campaigns.
Comms and Marketing – Michaela Popescu
Connects us digitally by planning and creating amazing content & marketing campaigns – including making sure our website and monthly newsletter tell a consistent FEL story. Originally from Romania, when she's not working on films or marketing, Michaela spends her time cycling or eating buns!
Events – Sarah Creurer
Connects us face-to-face, leading our regular flagship FEL events, including feminist bingo, group parties, and fundraising events. Outside of FEL life, Sarah works in sales operations, loves reading (currently in two book clubs), her puppy Willow and cheese!
Campaigns – Naomi Elster, PhD
Works with our incredible campaigning volunteers to close the gender pay gap by ending salary history – keeping the campaign strategy fresh and the group connected to make change happen! Originally from Ireland, where she was part of the pro-choice movement, Naomi works for a medical research charity and loves to write, read, and get out and about in London!
Social – Sofia Sá
Brings the fun by overseeing our socials and club activity – including Book Club, Investment Club and Movie Club. Originally from Portugal, living in East London, Sofia works in HR and enjoys reading, discovering new art exhibitions and spending time with fellow FEL members.
Social Media – Alice Bell
Raises the profile of FEL through our social channels, creating compelling content to increase our visibility and grow our network. Alice works in social research, lives in North London and enjoys rowing with her club in Hackney!
We strive to provide a safe space
We are committed to maintaining a safe space for all members, new and old. We will
Join us to promote gender equality
We are always keen to hear from new members and supporters, so if you have ideas, questions, a little bit (or a lot) of time and energy, please reach out!