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Board of Trustees

Olga Venosa

Founder, Chair, Trustee

Olga is a finance professional whom from an early age has helped by volunteering with numerous activities to support young disruptive children and abandoned elderly people across multiple countries. Olga’s work is varied including experience as a school and college governor, mentoring young students and helping in homeless shelters.

Amongst her passions are psychology and neuroscience. Moved by an increasing rate of bullying, and moreover bullying related adolescent suicides, Olga decided to found We Are Stronger Charity and tackle these issues.

Having personally experienced, and overcome, difficult times in childhood, Olga inherently understands the benefits her work provides and is therefore very committed to the charity’s mission. Using her experience and understanding of the psychological impact of negative experiences Olga helps others to change their thoughts and behaviour towards a healthier mental balance.

Mark Cole

Information Technology, Trustee

Mark is an IT Professional and Project Manager working in Financial Services implementing change programmes on large banking projects.

As a father with a young child Mark appreciates the issues being tackled by the charity and how awful bullying can be to young victims.

Mark jumped at the opportunity to volunteer for providing IT Support to the charity and giving We Are Stronger its web presence.   The ability to apply his computing skills and contribute to tackling bullying provided a perfect opportunity that Mark couldn’t resist!

Belinda Kahai

Accountant, Trustee

As a mother of two teenage children Belinder understands the devastating impacts of bullying. “As a parent we don’t always find out that our child is being bullied, and if we do know a little bit, we will never know the extent of this damage.

When I met Olga I really wanted to get involved and make a difference to the lives of teenagers who are being bullied and help bullies understand what causes them to act this way.

Social media has changed what a typical childhood looks like, it has therefore changed what bullying looks like. We need to be aware of all the new methods of bullying so we can safeguard our children.”

As a qualified chartered accountant who has spent twenty years in the city, Belinder knows bullying doesn’t stop at school and she is enthusiastic to work with the wonderful team at We Are Stronger Charity and change victims lives.

Elizaveta Shashenkova

Marketing & Event Coordinator, Trustee

Liza is a Marketing and Communications professional, specializing in various sectors including Property, Finance, and Fine Art.

She has worked for various companies in London, Monaco and Luxembourg, helping to build their brand through Digital Marketing, Events and PR. 

At a young age, she was a victim of bullying herself and has made it one of her life missions to raise awareness of the detrimental effects of bullying and inspire young victims to find their inner strength as well as their true potential.

Ruchi Sofat

Solicitor, Trustee

As a non-practising solicitor and stay-at-home mother to two teenagers, Ruchi is both aware of and concerned by the increasing challenges and pressures children and parents face in today’s world.

Having spent time volunteering with children whilst training to support teachers in schools and through her own personal experiences, she appreciates the need for training, counselling and supporting children, families and educators in the fight against bullying.

“I was inspired by Olga’s passion and dedication to this cause and I am very happy to work with We Are Stronger to make a difference.”