Our Members

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.
Member of the month
Olly Belcher (née D...
Chief Executive, Shivia
What is the best part of your job?
The best part of my job is the huge variety of amazing people I meet and interact with every day; from the generous givers of time, skills and money to my fantastic, dedicated team to the inspiring families we work with who with a small leg up are working their own way out of poverty.  It is an incredible privilege to be both inspired and humbled every day.
If you could give one piece of advice to yourself at the start of your career what would it be?
To get good training, skills and a network in what you want to do before you set up what you want to do!
What is an act of kindness that you will remember forever?
When I studied in Oxford, my handbag was grabbed from the handlebars of my bike one evening when I was cycling home. It had everything in it and I thought I would never see it again. I had become friends with “Roger”, a homeless man, over the three years.  He recognised my bag, somehow got it back and delivered it to my college porter for me………it had absolutely everything in it.  I will never forget it.  He had hardly anything yet went out of his way to get my bag back and returned it with everything.
What is your favourite quote?
I love Mother Teresa’s quote: We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
If you could invite two people to dinner (dead or alive!) who would they be and why?
Mother Teresa because she was part of the reason for setting up Shivia. My Dad because he always makes me laugh.
More stories from our Network
Kelly Cole
Regional Director, Commercial Field Service, GE Aviation
What is the best part of your job?
The best part of my job is working directly with our airline customers. I love learning about their business and helping them solve their challenges. I am fortunate to work with customers from different regions in the world. Helping them solve tough technical and commercial challenges.
The GE Aviation products power regional, narrow body and wide body aircraft. The variation in product type, countries and culture and different airline business models means every day is unique. In addition, as advanced technology is introduced into the engines, we face new challenges. The data from the new technology is changing the way in which we work and managing the aircraft engines on-wing. This makes aviation a very interesting industry to be part of as it is continuously evolving.
Marianne Waite
Director, The Valuable 500 Campaign/ Inclusive Design Consultant, Omnicom
What is the best part of your job?
Knowing that we’re working toward a higher purpose of fighting for the equal consumer rights of 1.3 billion disabled people, and their families, across the globe. It makes a difference knowing that you’re waking up to something that you whole-heartedly believe in and aligns to your values.
Katy Tuncer
Leadership Consultant and Executive Coach/Founder of Horizon37
What is the best part of your job?
Working directly with my clients, without a doubt. Our brilliant, ambitious, earnest, capable, unconventional, diverse clients are up to big things in the world. I get immersed. I discover with them how to thrive in their business context. We explore together how they can handle the pressures they feel personally. Sometimes I’m a cheerleader, sometimes a challenger, sometimes a listener helping make sense of what they are dealing with. As well as the coaching I do myself, I also love bringing my clients together to learn and grow by building off each other. The best part of my job is seeing leaders thrive and knowing I’ve empowered their performance.