Our Governance

We aim to test and showcase new forms of governance that reflect feminist values and principles, and overcome some of the pitfalls of power imbalance, hierarchy and the bureaucracy of “traditional governance” mechanisms. You can take a look at our governance chart here.

We base our governance on the following principles

Our Vision

We envision a global social impact sector that practices feminist leadership and sustains organisations embracing feminist principles and culture at all levels.

Our Mission

We work to equip individuals and institutions within the global social impact sector with feminist tools and strategies; mobilise and advocate for feminist leadership at all levels; and hold the sector accountable to parity and representation.

Diversity, Inclusion, Intersectionality

The FAIR SHARE Monitor and commitment focuses on increasing the number of women in leadership positions within the global social impact sector. When we say women, we mean everyone identifying as a woman ­­- transgender, intersex, cisgender- from all corners of the world and no matter their journey towards leadership.

But this is only one piece of the puzzle needed to increase diversity among leadership. The future leadership teams of the sector should represent the diversity of their staff and the people they work with, bringing in leaders from all genders, races, ages, nationalities, economic and social backgrounds.

With FAIR SHARE we seek to contribute to a wider debate on diversity, inclusion and intersectionality, and ultimately open the doors for a new generation of leaders that change their organisations and the world.

Transparency and Trust

Shared Ownership

Diversity and Inclusion

Collective
Decision-making

Transformational Change

Co-Leadership at FAIR SHARE

Since January 2023, the position of Executive Director is shared: our team member Lisa Tatu Hey – who in her time at FAIR SHARE has been responsible for the international Monitor as well as the Women Leadership Lab – joined co-founder Helene Wolf to lead the team together. Learn more here.
Helene Wolf
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Helene Wolf, Chair

Helene Wolf is the Chair and Co-Founder of FAIR SHARE of Women Leaders. Before starting FAIR SHARE, she served as Deputy Executive Director of the International Civil Society Centre for eight years. She has two sons and lives in Berlin.

Members

The members meet once a year to elect the Board and decide on changes to the statutes. There are currently around 15 members who supported the establishment of FAIR SHARE from the very beginning. We aim to invite new members to join in order to ensure a diverse and inclusive membership structure that oversees the Board.

Team

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Claire Ba (she/her) is a project manager at FAIR SHARE. In this role, she is responsible for running the International FAIR SHARE Monitor operations and contributing to its strategic development.

With her background in the experiential learning sector and the West African queer feminist movement, Claire comes with experience in youth development, capacity building, knowledge production and communications.

In her free time, she enjoys reading, listening to live music and exploring art workshops.

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Alex Haslinger (they/she) is a project manager at FAIR SHARE, who is overseeing and coordinating a collaborative project with Bundesstiftung Gleichstellung, while being the central point to the multi-stakeholder process.

Alex has a background of International Peace, Conflict and Development Studies, and mediation, as well as experience as a facilitator of non-formal education in transnational contexts, focusing on antidiscrimination and power-critical methodologies.

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Lisa Tatu Hey (she/her) is co-Executive Director at FAIR SHARE. She is responsible for the Women Leadership Lab, an innovative leadership program for women in the civil society sector based on feminist leadership approaches, as well as our work on Feminist Development policy.

As a member of the Black Earth Climate Justice Collective, she advocates for and conducts workshops on decolonial approaches to the climate crisis and international development.

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Carolin is the Project Manager at FAIR SHARE, leading the coordination of the FAIR SHARE campaign in Germany. She has 15 years of experience in working for NGOs and brings in expertise in the management of national and international projects and the consultation of its respective civil society actors.

Before joining FAIR SHARE, Carolin worked as a project manager for the German Digital Opportunities Foundation and the Berlin Institute for Comparative Social Research. Her thematic focus lies on gender, migration and inclusion issues, for which she has continuously researched and published.

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Wonu Owoade (she/her) is a Fundraising Consultant at FAIR SHARE. She is supporting the team with outreach to institutional donors with the aim to expand FAIR SHARE’s international outreach.

Wonu has over a decade’s experience in fundraising. She has worked with several organisations in the international development and social impact space including openDemocracy, Equality Now, Plan International UK, and the More than Brides Alliance, a partnership between Oxfam Novib, Simavi, Population Council and Save the Children Netherlands.

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Lea is a Project Manager at FAIR SHARE and responsible for the emerging department on intersectional data and social impact sector monitoring.

Thanks to her work for the European Youth Parliament and the Schwarzkopf Foundation Young Europe she has more than 8 years of experience in political education, capacity building and youth empowerment. Most recently, she worked as a Consultant for Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility.

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Sophia Seawell is a Project Manager at FAIR SHARE. She is responsible for international community-building, developing our Feminist Leadership work, international communications and institutional fundraising.

Sophia comes to FAIR SHARE from international feminist fund Mama Cash, where she developed and implemented a social media strategy, supported online campaigns and produced written as well as audiovisual content.

Outside of work, Sophia also moderates events and works as a freelance writer, editor and researcher.

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Helene founded FAIR SHARE of Women Leaders e.V. two years ago and has been leading the setup of the initiative on a voluntary basis since then. Before that she served as the Deputy Executive Director at the International Civil Society Centre where she led and managed the development from a start-up phase to a mid-sized organisation. In this capacity she also worked closely with the top leadership of the largest internationally operating civil society organisations on issues such as governance, accountability and cooperation. She lives in Berlin, Germany and has two sons.

Action Circle

The FAIR SHARE Action Circle is a group of six feminist leaders from diverse backgrounds, nationalities and ages and with strong competencies in women’s rights, movement building and advocacy. The Action Circle represents, develops and drives FAIR SHARE of Women Leaders’ vision to establish feminist leadership as the new paradigm for the social impact sector. The Executive Director is part of the Action Circle and works closely with its members on collective advocacy and initiatives.
We also thank our Leadership Forum, a group of visionary women who supported the set-up of FAIR SHARE in the very first stages with advice, feedback and encouragement.
We received seed-funding for our work from Ise Bosch, German feminist philanthropist.
Since then, we have received funding from Campact, the BMW Foundation, the Deutsche Stiftung für Engagement und Ehrenamt, the Heinrich Böll Foundation, the German Postcode Lottery, the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, and the Schöpflin Foundation. We thank our partners for their trust and support.
If you are interested in becoming part of the FAIR SHARE community, please write us at hello@fairsharewl.org or check other opportunities to Join Us.