Brita Fernandez Schmidt
Executive Director and Vice President for Europe & External Relations
Women for Women International UK
Brita is the Executive Director of Women for Women International – UK and is a dedicated advocate and promoter of women’s empowerment, women’s rights and equality. Brita frequently writes about the challenges women face all over the world in the context of poverty and conflict and is a public speaker on these issues. Brita has led several influential women’s organisations and networks. She currently runs Women for Women International – UK as Executive Director and is the Vice President for Europe & External Relations and has worked at the organisation for 11 years. She has grown the organisation from when it first started in the UK to a medium-sized charity which is helping thousands of women in countries affected by conflict and raising millions through effective and innovative donor relationships and partnerships.