Our Staff

  • Kate Stephens is CEO of Smart Works, leading our mission to roll out nationwide and help ever more women into employment.  Based in London, Kate runs our HQ operations and oversees our long-established London service, ensuring it remains best-in-class and that we share our learnings across the Smart Works family.  Kate combines senior private sector experience with a passion for the entrepreneurial, dynamic and inspirational charity sector, learnt first as Trustee, Vice Chair and then Chair of a leading family charity and now as CEO of Smart Works.

“Smart Works is a brilliantly simple and practical concept that works.  After their visit, well over half of the women we contact go on to get the job.  Seeing the service in action every day is a great privilege and an inspiration to all of us who work here.  We are passionate about improving the lives of women, and want to take the Smart Works service to as many women as we can across the UK.  We want to engage inspirational women who might be willing to bring Smart Works to their home city.  And we want to ensure that every single woman who comes to Smart Works leaves with a renewed sense of her own abilities, looking and feel great, and ready to succeed at her job interview.”

  • Rosemary Ashworth

    Rosemary Ashworth is Director of Operations, managing our operations across the UK and leading our London service.

  • Laura Dalby

    Laura Dalby is UK Head of Regional Development, coordinating our work across all our sites outside London, and working with new applicants who want to open a Smart Works.

  • Samantha Jones

    Samantha Jones is UK Head of Communications, managing our communications, campaigns and brand across the UK.

  • Victoria Mullin

    Victoria Mullin Gorelik is UK Head of Wardrobe, ensuring our dressing rooms are beautifully stocked and our clothing donations carefully managed.

  • Sophie Rutherford

    Sophie Rutherford is the lead in North London, managing our core service and working closely with clients, volunteers and local referrers and supporters.

  • Ella Dodd

    Ella Dodd is the lead in West London, managing our core service and working closely with clients, volunteers and local referrers and supporters.

  • Amy Hughes-Hallett

    Amy Hughes-Hallett is Partnerships Manager, coordinating our work with corporate supporters and managing major events and communications.

  • Phendi Owusu-Poku

    Phendi Owusu-Poku is Office Coordinator, supporting the North and West London Managers with service delivering and running the London centres.