Our Founder, and Chair of the campaign board, Cherie Blair CBE QC is convening a Global Campaign Board with a select group of visionary philanthropists, business leaders and experts in the field who will help us raise £10 million in order to fulfil our 100,000 Women Campaign.

Cherie Blair QC CBE

Global Chair

Cherie is a leading human rights lawyer, philanthropist and committed campaigner for women’s rights. In 2008, she established the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, inspired by her experiences of meeting women across the world during her time in Downing Street as the wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. As a successful businesswoman, Cherie has also set up Omnia Strategy, a pioneering international firm providing the opportunity for barristers, solicitors and non-lawyers to work collaboratively to counsel governments, corporate and private clients. Cherie remains closely involved with charities with a special emphasis on women and children and was awarded a CBE in 2013 for services to women’s issues and to charity in the UK and overseas.

Angela Jilina

Europe Chair

Angela has a background in Private Equity and Financial Services and consulted for both Bloomberg and the Financial Times. She has experience in art curation and ran the Alexander Ochs Gallery in Beijing, China. Angela has a Bsc in Banking and International Finance from CASS Business School, a Masters in Arts of China from Christie’s Further Education and also completed the Bar Course at a BPP University. She is passionate about women’s economic empowerment. Having adopted one of her children from an orphanage in Russia, Angela believes in the power that comes from unlocking women’s entrepreneurial abilities and the benefits that can bring to children, to families and even to whole communities.

Beatriz Gasca Acevedo

Latin America Chair

Bea is a Human Resources and Social Responsibility expert. She has a Masters in Human Development and this year she received a PhD Honoris Causa for her tireless work to promote gender equity in the corporate world. She is also a certified Coach. Bea started her professional career in Whirlpool, and continued at Nestlé then Aeroméxico and is currently the CHRO at GinGroup. Bea has been recognized by Mundo Ejecutivo magazine as the youngest CHRO transforming the human capital in México. In 2017, she was named by Forbes as one of the 100 most powerful women in México. As an activist, she is regularly invited to educate professionals on how to make diversity and inclusion more tangible.

Jacqueline Finkelstein-LeBow

North America Chair

Ms. LeBow is President and CEO of JSF Capital, a privately held, real estate investment and development company she founded in 1995. Jacqueline Finkelstein-LeBow has extensive transactional experience in investment real estate spanning thirty-eight years with expertise in investment and development of core real estate assets including commercial, multifamily and mixed-use properties. Ms. LeBow has previously managed and directed Capital Markets and Investment Groups for several of New York’s most prestigious real estate companies including Helmsley Spear, and Trammell Crow and spent much of her career mentoring and supporting younger professionals in the industry. Ms. Finkelstein-LeBow has many philanthropic interests and is an active member and supporter of the AIPAC global organization.

Pembe Al Mazrouei

Middle East Chair

A creative entrepreneur, Pembe is passionate about the empowerment of women and assisting them into education and creative arts. Pembe founded a theatre company in 2001 developing work addressing cultural displacement and women transcending barriers. Her work toured across the UK and Europe. After graduating with an MA from Goldsmith’s University, Pembe worked for Associated Newspapers Corporation in London. She was Head Hunted by an Advertising Consortium in Dubai, then joined DMG Media Events and Abu Dhabi Media Company. She brings extensive media experience in the Middle East context and effective engagement with a range of influencers. Pembe is married to an Emirati and has four daughters and a son.

Nighat Awan

Asia Chair

Nighat is a true champion of diversity and crisis management, with hands on experience not only with business, but assisting and mentoring young people, women and disadvantaged groups. She counts four highly successful companies amongst her business achievements, encompassing fashion, floristry, food, property and interior design. In 2004 Nighat was awarded the O.B.E in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in recognition of her services to export and to charity. Then in 2006 Nighat was awarded with a Honorary Decorate from Manchester Metropolitan University.

Fadé Ogunro

Africa Chair

Fadé Ogunro is an ambitious and visionary techpreneur, with goals to impact youth entrepreneurship, digital literacy and self-sustainable employment in Africa. She is the Founder / CEO of BookingsAfrica.com; an online gig-work marketplace currently operating in 3 countries across Africa that seeks to formalize the informal sector and pioneer digital work across the continent. She has dedicated her professional life to the pursuit of gender equality, opportunity and prosperity across Africa. In her fifteen-year career, which commenced at Google, she has been a vital part of several entrepreneurial and philanthropic organizations while maintaining a prolific voice in international media. Fadé is committed to inspiring a new generation of strong women and men to be the best version of themselves.


  • Help to transform the women’s economic empowerment landscape by personally making a leadership gift to the Campaign
  • Attend quarterly online campaign board meetings with like-minded, visionary philanthropists, business leaders and advocates
  • Personally recruit other members, to help them enlist gifts within your network in Europe or globally
  • Attend bespoke, engaging events with individuals in the Foundation’s network
  • Personally approach other people or organisations to secure gifts to the Campaign


  • Work to support the growth of the Foundation’s funding network under the umbrella of the 100,000 Women Campaign. Advisors will serve a public facing role, advocating on behalf of the Foundation
  • Personally identify, recruit and encourage individuals in your network to support the Fundraising campaign
  • Agree a fundraising target and work with campaign board members and Foundation staff to secure
  • Facilitate meetings with prospective supporters
  • Work closely with the Foundation team to engage your network with our organisation
  • Attend networking opportunities with Campaign Board members and Foundation network
  • Host events to raise vital funds for the Foundation

Interested in joining us?

You don’t have to be a board member to support our campaign. We welcome other contributions.

Board membership is voluntary and undertaken by individuals in their personal capacity. They are not formally employed by or representatives of the charity.

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