“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
Sarah is One Girl’s CEO. She has over 10 years experience working across the humanitarian and development sectors. Sarah has worked on the frontlines of some of the worst humanitarian crises of recent years in the Philippines, Iraq, Syria and Myanmar. When she’s not working hard at changing the world, Sarah loves getting a regular dose of ‘vitamin sea’ on weekend surfs, and hanging out with her curious (and hilarious) 18 month old daughter.
Larissa is our Chief Wordsmith and Communications Guru. She manages our online presence and is the gatekeeper of all our communications and content – so if you’re reading or hearing about One Girl somewhere on the interwebs or out in the world, Larissa is probably behind it! She’s a big fan of sleeping in, caffeine (in all its forms), and telling stories that matter.
KATY LE GALL
Katy is our Fundraising and Relationships Manager. In 2015 she left behind a 15 year career in advertising to join our team. Her role involves devising fundraising strategies and ensuring our amazing supporters know how much we love them. She loves classic 80s pop, grunge music from the 1990s and cheese (though not necessarily in that order).
Micaela is our International Program Coordinator for Sierra Leone. She spends her days managing relationships with our amazing program partners, making sure our programs are running without a hitch and finding innovative ways to make sure we’re having an awesome impact. When she’s not travelling the world, she loves coffee, diving into a book, or showcasing her latest dance moves.
Erica is our Director of International Programs. It’s her job to make sure all the funds we raise are making a lasting difference to girls in Africa. She works alongside our partner organisations to design, co-ordinate, and monitor our programs, to ensure they have the impact that they should. Erica grew up in the Yarra Valley which has instilled in her a life-long love of trees, animals, and cheese.
Ella is our Communications Coordinator. She is our strategic social manager, who co-creates inspiring content for our website and emails – as well as working with the Fundraising team to share incredible stories of all things One Girl. She is a music lover, with a particular fondness for community radio, and a BIG tea enthusiast who will take the time to convert any coffee drinker.
Lili is our Campaign and Fundraising Coordinator. She spends her time chatting with our amazing donors, making sure they have all their One Girl questions answered. She also works with the fundraising team to create new strategies for our awesome fundraising campaigns. When not putting the ‘fun’ in fundraising, Lili spends her time napping with her cat Fleur and binge watching new TV series.
Jez is our Chief Operating Officer. He looks after the business of keeping the lights on, supporting our amazing campaigns and programs and making sure One Girl is functioning as efficiently as possible. When he’s out of the office, Jez juggles postgrad studies, hunting down great food, and taking in Melbourne’s arts and cultural offerings.
Bec is our Community Engagement Manager. She is responsible for running our Ambassador program for Do It In A Dress, as well as our schools and speakers programs, and spends her days thinking of new ways to inspire people to become change-makers. When she’s not busy hanging at the local dog park with her fur-babies Reggie and Lola, Bec loves settling in with a big cup of tea, a good book, and a chocolate biscuit (or two).
OUR SIERRA LEONE TEAM
Emmanuel started as volunteer for One Girl Sierra Leone in 2013, before coming on as our full time in-country Program Coordinator in 2014. He oversees our Scholarships and LaunchPad projects on the ground in Sierra Leone and works tirelessly to build exceptional relationships with our project communities and stakeholders.
Zainab began as a volunteer assistant on One Girl’s Scholarships Program in 2015 and since 2016 has become our LaunchPad Project Officer, playing a crucial role in our expansion of LaunchPad across communities and in schools. Zainab coordinates the training of new champions and monitoring and measuring the program’s successes.
Christiana also began as a volunteer assistant for One Girl’s Scholarship Program in 2016 and in 2017 was brought on as a full-time Alumni Project Officer. She establishes close relationships with One Girl scholars and their families and plays a supporting role in the selection of new scholars.
Our second Christiana, affectionately named ‘Beckley’ is the key organiser of the programs team in Sierra Leone. She juggles many different tasks to make sure everything in the office is running efficiently and effectively. Beckley oversees all finance and daily administration and plays a key role in supporting all program monitoring and development.
During a life-changing trip to Sierra Leone, Chantelle was struck by the challenges that women and girls face everywhere and committed herself to doing something about it, co-founding One Girl in 2009. As Chief Inspiration Officer, Chantelle inspired our community to get off their ass and start making a difference – sparking the grassroots movement that allowed us to grow, and crafting the passionate, real, and fiery voice that One Girl has become known for.
After traveling through Africa and meeting just some of the 130 million girls around the world out of school, Dave knew he wanted to do something about it. So he co-founded One Girl in 2009, and helped set up the structures that have allowed us to grow rapidly as an organisation. Dave was also the creative brain behind much of our videos and photography, bringing to life the authentic and compelling storytelling that has become our signature.