When a woman is empowered, women are empowered. Each new achievement reinforces us all.

Governance & Structure

We are professionally run and expertly guided

The Women’s Organisation is a registered charity with a wholly owned trading arm that operates as a social enterprise and reinvests its profits back into the charity. Each entity has its own separate board of directors, which draws its members from diverse backgrounds, including business, the social economy, education and academia, to ensure our directors have a broad range of experience, expertise and insight.

The Women’s Organisation Ltd

The Women’s Organisation is registered as a charitable company, number 6706841 and is governed by Memorandum and Articles of Association

The objects of The Women’s Organisation Charity are:

  • The relief of unemployment for the benefit of the public in such ways as may be thought fit, including without limiting the generality of the foregoing, provision of assistance to find employment and the provision of managed work space and other services to support business start and development.
  • To advance the education of women in areas that will enhance their economic potential in such ways as the charity believes fit including: the provision of programmes of education and training; provision of carer and travel costs to support access to the Charity’s learning programmes; provision of grants to prepare for entry into self-employment following the Charity’s educational programmes.
  • To act as a resource for women who have need of such assistance by reason of their poverty or social and economic circumstances, by providing advice and assistance and organising programmes and other activities as a means ensuring that their conditions in life are improved.
  • The promotion of equality and diversity for the public benefit by advancing education and raising awareness in equality, and conducting or commissioning research on equality issues and publishing the results to the public.
  • The advancement of health and wellbeing through the provision of financial assistance, support, training, education, counselling and practical advice.

The charity board is led by Gill Moglione as Chair, with Susan Oshikanlu as Treasurer.

The Women’s Organisation (Trading) Ltd

The Women’s Organisation (Trading) Ltd is registered as a social enterprise, under company number 3146623. The trading board is led by Pat Shea Halson as Chair.

Professional Advisors

Accountants and Auditors - Mitchell Charlesworth Chartered Accountants, 5 Temple Square, Liverpool, L2 5RH

Bank - Barclays Plc, 50 Lord Street, Liverpool, L2 1TD

Solicitors - Brabners Chaffe Street, Horton House Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL

More than twice as many men than women are self employed: 14% of men, 6% of women.
source: Fawcett - The changing labour market
Women in full-time work currently earn an average of 15% less per hour than men
source: Fawcett - The changing labour market
"I think you should take your job seriously, but not yourself, that is the best combination"
source: Dame Judi Dench
In 2010, 104 million women in 59 countries started and managed new business ventures
source: GEM 2010 - Women's Report
30,000 women every year lose their jobs as a result of becoming pregnant.
source: GEM 2010 - Women's Report
"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any"
source: Alice Walker


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