Tuesday 1st May 2012
Three "accomplished and passionate women" have joined a charity to help vulnerable females achieve their potential.
Carla Stent, Neeta Patel, and Kayleigh Devlin, have been appointed as trustees of Oxford-based Platform 51 which provides services for vulnerable girls and women to help them take control of their lives.
Kayleigh Devlin, a former Platform 51 client and graduate of the University of Northampton, said: "I am excited at the opportunity to help steer an organisation that can be such a catalyst for change; taking women from one place and completely transforming the way they feel about themselves and their lives.
"I've seen through my own experiences over the last three years the impact a stable and safe space can have in helping women to grow."
Trustee Carla Stent, chief operating officer at Virgin Group, with experience in banking retail and travel, said: "The charity's objective to support women and girls take control of their lives by building their self-esteem and confidence, is vitally important."
Trustee Neeta Pate, a senior associate at private equity firm Psion Partners and author of Creative Business - The Making of Addictive Stories, said: "The work that the organisation does has such a tremendous and positive impact on the lives of so many girls and women. I am honoured to be invited to become a trustee."
Platform 51 chief executive Penny Newman said: "We are currently at a turning point in our history and we are really excited to be joined on the next part of our journey by three accomplished and passionate women. Between them they bring a varied range of skills and experience that we are keen to capitalise on as we take this next big step."