Our team is dedicated to inspiring the successful females of the future by introducing them to successful, talented and creative women of today.
CEO & Facilitator
A fully-qualified teacher and facilitator and an instinctive coach, I have been working with young people and adults for the past 20 years to help them achieve their goals and transform their lives.
I have always rallied against inequality and have been interested in women’s rights and, after designing and piloting a programme to support young mums in the local community to get back into work, education or training, I was compelled to create a business that could support women and girls to achieve their full potential.
My teaching days were spent at Suffolk New College where I was head of Media; my love of that subject (particularly radio), and my time working and presenting on BBC Radio Suffolk, has helped me to design creative, exciting programmes that can engage, enthuse, develop and transform.
Running programmes at South Street Studios and in the community, means that Future Female Society can help women and girls of all ages, across all social spectrum's and from all backgrounds. The result: a future that is free of inequality.
Digital Marketing and Communications
I am a recent graduate with passions and interests in music, science, art, environmentalism, travelling, feminism and community/social action! In my spare time I am usually reading, going to gigs or festivals, charity shopping, playing guitar or singing, binge watching tv series, doing yoga or going for walks. I also play the cornet in Ipswich Hospital and St. Peters Band.
I am the digital marketing and communications assistant for Future Female Society. My role includes regularly posting on our social media pages, updating this website, communications, and designing/promoting our events, programmes and workshops. You also might see me behind the scenes at our events holding a camera or helping out! :)
I love everything that FFS stands for, it's an organisation that helps women and girls reach their full potential. In a world where women and girls often feel under-confident and under-valued, the work that FFS does is so important. We are truly helping to make the world a better and more equal place.
Facilitator of GWYA
I am a facilitator for Girls, Where you At? as well as an artist, community worker, BBC radio presenter and music enthusiast.
My passion lies within supporting young people and encouraging them to find their voice and share their stories whether that’s through music, radio or getting involved in projects.
I have worked to support young people for over 10 years and been working in media for 4. I've presented with BBC Suffolk, Norfolk, Radio 1, 1xtra and 6Music as well as supported organisations across the country to encourage diversity and equality.
Facilitator of GWYA
I’m one of the facilitators for GWYA helping out on Tuesdays, I also run my own activewear company with 10 years design experience in New York and London.
I’m passionate about sustainability, I love meeting new people, visiting new places and love to paint in my spare time.
I love coming to GWYA as the girls give me so much energy. I love watching the confidence grow within the girls from each session, it’s so rewarding and beautiful to see.
Alicia (Lish) Durbin
I have a background working with youth groups and on community projects.
I have worked on many youth projects at South Street Studios and currently work as a project leader at Ipswich Community Media as well as my communications role for FFS.
Outside of work, well I just love being outside. Wild swimming, camping and a VERY amateur and repeatedly-falling-over skateboarder. My sidekick is the very cutest dog in the world, Cocoa.
Volunteer for GWYA
I currently work for Internal communications at AKA UK, and volunteer for Girls, Where you At?
I'm 32 years old and love words, art and food! I sometimes do digital artwork in my spare time as well as reading sci fi books and watching horror films. My passion is creating things and playing scrabble!
I come to GWYA because it helps me keep in touch with the local community and with the younger generation.
Volunteer for GWYA
I am a volunteer facilitator for Girls, Where You At? I was one of the project's first participants in 2017, before moving to Staffordshire to study for a film, TV and radio degree.
Now based in Ipswich again, I am a regular part of the GWYA team helping to lead the sessions and share my passions of radio, art and music with the group!
As well as helping with GWYA, I have done DJ sets at several previous FFS events. Being part of GWYA as it has grown has helped my self-confidence immensely, and I've come back to volunteer because I wanted to share that feeling with as many young people as possible.