Smart Works appoints new Chair

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Julietta Dexter to the role of Smart Works Chair. Starting her new role at the end of this month, Julietta will succeed our Founder Chair Juliet Hughes-Hallett who will be stepping aside and taking on the newly created role of Honorary President.

Julietta is co-founder and Chief Growth & Purpose Officer of ScienceMagic.Inc and before that was CEO of The Communications Store, one of the world’s leading strategic brand development and communications partners to the world’s best brands in fashion, wellness, beauty and lifestyle.

Outgoing Chair, Juliet Hughes-Hallett said:

“Smart Works was created eight years ago to help women across the UK get a job. When we, (myself and an exceptionally brave and creative board) had our first board meeting we had just one centre in London. We now have eight centres across the UK and have helped 18,000 women into employment. Smart Works is the most helpful creation I have been involved in. Courage, good judgement, and a fierce obsession to help women back to work has driven the formation of the charity that operates today. We have found the perfect chair in Julietta Dexter to take this charity forward. A passionate advocate for women, her creativity and imagination will ensure that the magic of our service lives on and will be testimony to the growing numbers of women we help. Julietta’s business acumen will keep the charity safe, whilst taking it to new levels.”

Highlighting the growing need for the charity and her vision for the future, Julietta commented:

“I am delighted to accept the role as Chair of Smart Works. The nationwide work that Smart Works does in dressing and coaching unemployed women for job success is extraordinary and extremely successful. The vital need for Smart Works’ work is hugely increased as so many women have suffered job losses during the pandemic. Clients referred to Smart Works are looked after, given the confidence they so urgently need and are given a wonderful moment to make sure they feel their very best to get out into the world, go for that interview and go back into the workplace. I am excited to join Kate Stephens, CEO and Honorary President, Juliet Hughes-Hallett to help further develop and grow this brilliant organisation.”

CEO, Kate Stephens said:

“The need for our vital dressing and coaching service has never been more pronounced than at the current time. I am thrilled to be working with our new Chair and Honorary President to do everything we can to ensure any woman who needs our help can find her way to Smart Works, and that we continue to represent a beacon of hope and positivity for unemployed women across the UK.”

Smart Works would like to extend its thanks to Moira Benigson, her team at The MBS Group and the Smart Works Board of Trustees Nominations Committee, who led the search and have worked hard to ensure the charity is best placed to continue helping transform the lives of women for years to come.

If you would like to find out more about Julietta and her work, and passion for empowering others you can find out more here.