Special episode: Women for Women International's Brita Fernandez Schmidt


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Brita Fernandez Schmidt is a phenomenon. The Executive Director of Women for Women International UK, she has spent her adult life fighting for women’s rights around the world. The charity specialises in working with women in conflict zones, offering a year-long training programme to build support networks and develop skills that will help earn money. Naturally, the pandemic has affected Women for Women International’s fund-raising techniques, and massively complicated their fieldwork. I’m so grateful to Brita for telling me about the issues they face, how people can help, and how they have adapted - as well as about her new book, Fears to Fierce, which recounts her experiences working in the human rights sector, how she deals with the emotional fallout of her job - and offers advice for professional women across the board.

Buy the book: https://www.waterstones.com/book/fears-to-fierce/brita-fernandez-schmidt/gillian-anderson/9781846046513

More information: https://womenforwomen.org.uk/

Edited by Chelsey Moore

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