Our Team

We are privileged to work with women who often need continuous support and encouragement to get involved to reduce their isolation, loneliness, depression and anxiety.

We are based in the local community, have faced some of the issues that women are facing and have also used Aspiring Futures services; thus we are in a better place now to guide and motivate other women.

Board Members

Our board and executive team consists of women who represent communities we serve and have specialist knowledge and experience to govern and manage the service delivery.

Sofia

Sofia - Executive Director

I am one of the founding member of Aspiring Futures; over the last decade we have grown from a small area based organisation to a specialist ‘women only’ service in Wolverhampton. Our staff team is highly skilled, experienced and passionate about offering the best quality services to women and their families. I love to see women who once were service beneficiaries now working for Aspiring Futures. I enjoy initiating new ideas and projects, spending time with my family and travelling.

Sue

Sue – Director

I have joined the board of Aspiring Futures with a special interest in the emotional wellbeing of staff, volunteers and clients, safeguarding and anti discriminatory practice. I worked for over 30 years as an Educational psychologist and hope so no e of the skills and experience are helpful. Aspiring Futures is an inclusive organisation meeting the needs of a diverse group of women and girls and I am privileged to give support where possible. My hobbies include trying to grow things on my allotment, walking and looking after my grandson.

Sarah

Sarah – Director

I am a Human Resources professional with over 25 year’s experience in the public and third sector.  I have lived in Wolverhampton for over 30 years bringing my family up here. I have been on the Aspiring Futures Board since 2014 and provide support on people management, employment and organisational development. I am passionate about equalities and fair representation at all levels. I love my cat and like to walk. 

Team Meeting at Aspiring Futures

Meet our Staff Team

Our staff team consists of competent and qualified individuals who are passionate about making a difference to the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable women. They provide specialist, accessible and empathetic services to strengthen the ‘voice’ of women and girls and enable them to effectively participate in and influence the decisions that affect their lives.

Mamta - Service Coordinator and Team Leader

My role at Aspiring Futures is to manage the delivery and quality of the service ensuring that we adopt ‘person centred’ approach in meeting the needs of the women and their families. In order to manage the performance I look after the health, wellbeing and support needs of operational team. I enjoy spending quality time with my family.

Saima – Operations Manager

I am one of the founding members of Aspiring Futures; my role involves supporting the staff in understanding the delivery requirements of funded projects. I am very keen to receiving the feedback from our service beneficiaries and ensuring that we meeting the needs of the community. I love travelling and exploring different cultures.

Sunita – Information, Advice and Guidance Officer

At Aspiring Futures, I am the first point of contact for women and families. I ensure that women are given the right information to make the best choices when it comes to accessing the right service they need. I enjoy reading books, going to Theme Parks and cooking world foods.

Sonia – Office Cleaner

I am responsible for a clean office ensuring that we are reducing cross infection. I love spending time with my family.

Victoria - Administrator

Aspiring Futures is a busy service requiring a proficient and professional administrator. I enjoy my varied role and working with all service users, counsellors, staff and volunteers with each new day being different and rewarding.

Diann - Finance Manager

I have over 30 years of accounting and financial management experience. I am responsible for financial management and reporting. I love visiting new places and spending time with family and friends

Counsellors

Meet our Counsellors

Hello from our counsellors and psychotherapists Yasmeen, Lynne, Katalin and Amanda. We are trained professionals and provide a safe and confidential space for you to speak freely about emotional issues and concerns, helping you make positive changes.

Read more about us, our counselling services and how you can benefit

The Wellbeing team

Meet our Wellbeing Champions and Befrienders

Hello from Immaculate, Salma, Shindi, Suhair, Hannah and Mai – we are Wellbeing Champions and work in the community. We engage with local women at various community and public settings. We link women with the right service they need. We facilitate health and wellbeing support services including befriending service.

Read more about what we offer and how you can improve your wellbeing