About Us

We are a female-led organisation, who really listen and really care. We want to hear your good ideas and we want to bring them to life. We immerse ourselves amongst your team to deeply understand how we can offer you support on your journey of positive change.

We have the network to enable you to achieve your goals - a network with purpose, that we have guided to use digital technology to work for people, for good.

 
 
  ANNIE LEGGE - FOUNDER   Annie loves to build connections and relationships with a sense of neutrality and empathy, creating communities that can harness the potential of technology and support society’s challenges today and in the future. Experienced across multiple sector business analysis, digital strategy, communications and project delivery in the UK and internationally, Annie has spent the majority of her working years in the private sector championing a human-centred approach in all aspects of technology projects.  Kickstarting the next phase of her career through volunteering with her young family in Cambodia and Malaysia, Annie brings deep passion and drive to impact social development initiatives through the sustainable use of technology.

ANNIE LEGGE - FOUNDER

Annie loves to build connections and relationships with a sense of neutrality and empathy, creating communities that can harness the potential of technology and support society’s challenges today and in the future. Experienced across multiple sector business analysis, digital strategy, communications and project delivery in the UK and internationally, Annie has spent the majority of her working years in the private sector championing a human-centred approach in all aspects of technology projects.

Kickstarting the next phase of her career through volunteering with her young family in Cambodia and Malaysia, Annie brings deep passion and drive to impact social development initiatives through the sustainable use of technology.

  CAT AINSWORTH - FOUNDER   Cat has a deep rooted passion in understanding humanity and influencing positive change. Her career started in international development first at the United Nations and subsequently delivering healthcare programmes in Central Africa. It was experience in the Central African Republic where Cat saw first hand the transformative impact simple technology solutions can have on people who are most in need that inspired a shift towards understanding how to use technology as a force for social good. Cat is a skilled facilitator passionate about solving problems creatively and collectively.  Catherine is always keen to speak at events and conference on topics close to her heart including women in tech, social impact and collaboration.

CAT AINSWORTH - FOUNDER

Cat has a deep rooted passion in understanding humanity and influencing positive change. Her career started in international development first at the United Nations and subsequently delivering healthcare programmes in Central Africa. It was experience in the Central African Republic where Cat saw first hand the transformative impact simple technology solutions can have on people who are most in need that inspired a shift towards understanding how to use technology as a force for social good. Cat is a skilled facilitator passionate about solving problems creatively and collectively.

Catherine is always keen to speak at events and conference on topics close to her heart including women in tech, social impact and collaboration.

 
 

Partners

DOT PROJECT prides itself on doing things differently, being independent, small and nimble. Partners work with us in various ways to shape our direction - they are a group of amazing and inspirational individuals who we love to work with. Everyone brings specialist expertise to the delivery of our projects and co-creates our unique approach.

 
 
   DEBBIE FOSTER   Debbie is the CEO of Tech Talent Charter and was formerly co-CEO of Apps for Good, she grew this award-winning start-up charity to reach 75,000 young people (50% female) in just five years. She received an MBE in January 2017 for services to Digital Technology and Tech Development.  She has an established reputation in digital, education, innovation and staff development. WISE named her Woman of the Year for 2016, and  Computer Weekly  has consistently named her as one of the "25 Most Influential Women in UK IT" since 2014. Debbie is an executive coach and is a director or adviser to a range of third-sector organisations.


DEBBIE FOSTER

Debbie is the CEO of Tech Talent Charter and was formerly co-CEO of Apps for Good, she grew this award-winning start-up charity to reach 75,000 young people (50% female) in just five years. She received an MBE in January 2017 for services to Digital Technology and Tech Development.

She has an established reputation in digital, education, innovation and staff development. WISE named her Woman of the Year for 2016, and Computer Weekly has consistently named her as one of the "25 Most Influential Women in UK IT" since 2014. Debbie is an executive coach and is a director or adviser to a range of third-sector organisations.

  ROSIE WALFORD   Rosie is a leadership coach and facilitator who helps people find their vision for positive impact and align in creative collaboration. Formerly Strategic Planning Director in a London advertising agency, Rosie loves to draw out the essence of an organisation’s contemporary purpose.  Through The Big Stretch Rosie's way of coaching uses time in nature to help people pinpoint their social and environmental potential, and to develop ideas for implementing regenerative change through their skills and sectors.

ROSIE WALFORD

Rosie is a leadership coach and facilitator who helps people find their vision for positive impact and align in creative collaboration. Formerly Strategic Planning Director in a London advertising agency, Rosie loves to draw out the essence of an organisation’s contemporary purpose.

Through The Big Stretch Rosie's way of coaching uses time in nature to help people pinpoint their social and environmental potential, and to develop ideas for implementing regenerative change through their skills and sectors.


   HANNAH HARRIS   Hannah is an experienced UX architect with a background in digital marketing and communications within the international development and sustainability sector.  Hannah worked with Fairtrade managing a digital strategy to improve producers access to markets through the development of a web-based profile database - open for traders to search. While in Kenya she also worked for an educational media company developing digital tools to help farmers gain access to agricultural price information and knowledge. Hannah has a Masters degree in Social Psychology at LSE to build on her qualitative and quantitative research skills in support of her career within UX.


HANNAH HARRIS

Hannah is an experienced UX architect with a background in digital marketing and communications within the international development and sustainability sector.

Hannah worked with Fairtrade managing a digital strategy to improve producers access to markets through the development of a web-based profile database - open for traders to search. While in Kenya she also worked for an educational media company developing digital tools to help farmers gain access to agricultural price information and knowledge. Hannah has a Masters degree in Social Psychology at LSE to build on her qualitative and quantitative research skills in support of her career within UX.

 
 
  JANET WHITELAW-JONES   Janet has a background in international development with a particular focus on health. She has worked on large complex programmes, and has also delivered smaller innovative projects in Armenia, Tajikistan, Albania and Liberia. Janet is a relationship builder and people connector and brings a warm approach to her work.  She is experienced in organisational development within the private and non-profit sectors. She is skilled in analysis, strategy development, research and monitoring and evaluation.

JANET WHITELAW-JONES

Janet has a background in international development with a particular focus on health. She has worked on large complex programmes, and has also delivered smaller innovative projects in Armenia, Tajikistan, Albania and Liberia. Janet is a relationship builder and people connector and brings a warm approach to her work.

She is experienced in organisational development within the private and non-profit sectors. She is skilled in analysis, strategy development, research and monitoring and evaluation.


  JOE ROBERSON   Joe is a bid writer, content strategist and Tech for Gooder. He helps charities and social businesses fund, build and grow digital services and products. Most recently Joe has been helping Refugee Action digitise part of their service, an AI startup to tackle threats to the worlds fishing supplies and Comic Relief to increase the reach of their Tech for Good funding programme.  In previous lives Joe has co-founded the award-winning tech startup Mind Of My Own. To date he’s raised £6,953,000 for charities, social enterprise and social businesses across the UK.

JOE ROBERSON

Joe is a bid writer, content strategist and Tech for Gooder. He helps charities and social businesses fund, build and grow digital services and products. Most recently Joe has been helping Refugee Action digitise part of their service, an AI startup to tackle threats to the worlds fishing supplies and Comic Relief to increase the reach of their Tech for Good funding programme.

In previous lives Joe has co-founded the award-winning tech startup Mind Of My Own. To date he’s raised £6,953,000 for charities, social enterprise and social businesses across the UK.

  PAMELA BARBATO   Pam is a marketing-qualified brand and communication specialist. Having gained her core experience in named London agencies followed by seven years of working in sustainability communication, she now specialises in supporting clients to create and develop purposeful brands that connect with their audiences, effectively communicate their value and inspire action which drives business success.  She is passionate about helping organisations deliver a triple bottom line – people, planet and profit – through effective brand, communications and marketing.

PAMELA BARBATO

Pam is a marketing-qualified brand and communication specialist. Having gained her core experience in named London agencies followed by seven years of working in sustainability communication, she now specialises in supporting clients to create and develop purposeful brands that connect with their audiences, effectively communicate their value and inspire action which drives business success.

She is passionate about helping organisations deliver a triple bottom line – people, planet and profit – through effective brand, communications and marketing.

  LISA FORTE   Lisa began her career working in anti-piracy intelligence before moving into Counter-terrorism intelligence leading research into how social media algorithms could be exploited for radicalisation as well as looking at the lengthy and risky social engineering process undertaken by terrorist recruiters. Through the UK Police Cyber-Crime Units she got to know the attackers’ mind sets and methodologies well. Lisa left in 2017 to start her own company, Red Goat Cyber, providing GCHQ certified social engineering awareness training and wargaming cyber-attacks to help organisations prepare for an attack. Lisa is an experienced cybercrime keynote speaker having spoken in major conferences around the world.

LISA FORTE

Lisa began her career working in anti-piracy intelligence before moving into Counter-terrorism intelligence leading research into how social media algorithms could be exploited for radicalisation as well as looking at the lengthy and risky social engineering process undertaken by terrorist recruiters. Through the UK Police Cyber-Crime Units she got to know the attackers’ mind sets and methodologies well. Lisa left in 2017 to start her own company, Red Goat Cyber, providing GCHQ certified social engineering awareness training and wargaming cyber-attacks to help organisations prepare for an attack. Lisa is an experienced cybercrime keynote speaker having spoken in major conferences around the world.

  DOROTHY ATCHESON   Dorothy is a leadership coach, a team coach and a coaching supervisor with more than 25 years’ experience in media and communications for both the private and public sector. She has been leading teams and coaching and mentoring individuals in leadership and communications for many years - in the UK and internationally.Her clients are often driven achievers in the creative industries, spanning NGOs and charities, commercial companies, government organisations and cultural institutions. Through systems coaching and facilitation, she helps her clients navigate the challenges of the wider organisational and relationship systems they are part of, developing people, and contributing toward more effective relationships and communication between them, and in the workplace.

DOROTHY ATCHESON

Dorothy is a leadership coach, a team coach and a coaching supervisor with more than 25 years’ experience in media and communications for both the private and public sector. She has been leading teams and coaching and mentoring individuals in leadership and communications for many years - in the UK and internationally.Her clients are often driven achievers in the creative industries, spanning NGOs and charities, commercial companies, government organisations and cultural institutions. Through systems coaching and facilitation, she helps her clients navigate the challenges of the wider organisational and relationship systems they are part of, developing people, and contributing toward more effective relationships and communication between them, and in the workplace.

 
 

We are in a phase of growth and are looking to bring in additional partners and members particularly in the field of business analysis. We are always looking for more amazing people to work with, so please do get in touch.