Our Members

WOF is a movement focused on collaboration and kindness in the workplace, galvanising a community of women to work together as a new generation of talent across multiple sectors and industries. Learn more about the inspiring and high-achieving women who are part of our community.
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Tina Ghazimorad
Senior Producer, Manoto TV
What is the best part of your job?
The best part of my job is having an opportunity to inspire and to have an impact on the lives of millions of people through the work that I produce; especially when it comes to the historical documentaries and TV shows. I believe it is very that the new generation understands their history, as I believe we can not go forward without understanding the past. Therefore, a large part of my work to date has been to counter any historical falsification by the current Iranian regime and to mitigate the obscuring effects of time.
If you could give one piece of advice to yourself at the start of your career what would it be?
The advice I would give to myself is to remember that when you start working for someone else, if you really want to succeed in your career, you need to work as if you are working for yourself. You need to invest in it and care about it as if it is your own.
What is an act of kindness that you will remember forever?
There was one occasion where my car was broken into and my work laptop was stolen. I remember that I was more concerned that the work laptop had gone than the damage to my own car so I called my boss and his wife. They were so understanding. They quickly told me ‘it doesn’t matter about the laptop’ and started guiding me through what I should do with my insurance and to make sure I was okay! It was then I realised that they valued me as a person and not just an employee. It is one of the most touching things to know that your CEO values you as an individual. I will never forget it.
What is your favourite quote?
"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader".
John Quincy Adams, 6th US President
If you could invite two people to dinner (dead or alive!) who would they be and why?
I would invite the Late Shah of Iran. The Shah was a visionary person and he had the courage to go against the odds to modernise, progress and culturally invest in his country. Even though he’s gone now, and his reign was broken by the revolution, younger generations have started to recognise what he did for Iran. However, I also have a question for him. He made mistakes that led to the 1979 Revolution in Iran. If I had him for dinner, I would want to know what he would do differently to prevent the Revolution if he had a second chance and was able to reign again.

I would also invite Forough Farrokhzad, who was an influential Iranian poet and film director. She was a controversial modernist poet, writing from a female point of view in conservative Iranian society at the time. She was unafraid to defy backwards attitudes about her gender. She said once, “What is important is humanity, not being a man or a woman.” Throughout her life, she struggled with how her gender affected the reception of her work in a culture where women were often confined to traditional roles. She died in a car accident in 1967 at 32, but her poems are still very popular among the next generations.
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Dr Lindsay Ip
Principal Clinical Psychologist, King's Health Partners
What is the best part of your job?
The best part of my job is being able to facilitate change in people's hearts and minds and breaking down barriers between people so that the collective power of a diverse group can be realised. This happens on many levels. Clinically, I see clients who range from those with severe mental and physical illness to senior executives trying to strive under uncertainty and complexity. On a group level, I offer process consultation and education and training to about a thousand healthcare professionals to enable them to be more resilient and more confident in joining up mental and physical healthcare. On a systemic level, I also work to change structures, processes and organisational culture.
Dunola Oladapo
Masters in Global Affairs Student at Tsinghua University, Beijing as a HSBC fellow of the Schwarzman Scholars Programme.
What is the best part of your job?
I really enjoy studying among such a diverse cohort of scholars from over 36 different countries. I value the diversity of backgrounds, disciplines and interests evident in my classmates. Just a few weeks into the programme now and I already feel that I am truly developing as a leader and more importantly as a person.
Sheila Nortley
Screenwriter/Producer, Emineo Films
What is the best part of your job?
The best part of my job is that it is really not as much of a job as it is an extension of me. I get to create what I want, talk about what I want and express myself in a medium which I love. It also challenges me and allows me to grow and develop each day.