About Us

We’re Brighton Women’s Centre and we’ve been supporting self-identifying women in Sussex for over 45 years. We help women from all backgrounds, facing all kinds of issues, to live happier lives.

Women dealing with bereavement or trauma, women who have been through homelessness or the criminal justice system, survivors of abuse or discrimination – we’ve welcomed them all.

Find out more about how we make a positive difference to the lives of women and children in the South East in our Business Plan.

Board of Trustees

The BWC Trustee Board consists of the Director and eight Trustees. They meet regularly and are responsible for ensuring we operate legally and meet Charity Commission requirements. Trustees undertake training on specific areas of development, including fundraising, financial responsibilities and strategic planning.

Our current trustees are:

  • Natalie Blunt (Chair)
  • Melissa Drayson (Treasurer)
  • Nasim Assaee
  • Kirsty Baker
  • Linda Beanlands
  • Rachel Beck
  • Elaine Bowler
  • Sophie Brooke

We are looking for women to be part of our Board of Trustees and help to improve the lives of women across Sussex. Trustees are a vital part in the governance and oversight of the charity. Find out more.

Meet the Team

The Director of BWC is Lisa Dando, who has worked with women’s organisations in the community and voluntary sector in Brighton and Hove for over 20 years and has a background in mental health service provision.

BWC employs a small team of 26 members of full and part time staff. The core staff members are supported by a team of invaluable volunteers who are involved in every level of the organisation and in all services. Volunteers come from all sections of the community and with a commitment to support other women.

Annual reports and accounts

Copies of our current and previous annual reports and accounts are available to download below.

2020-2021 Annual Report

2019-2020 Annual Report