Cultural change and individual growth

We’re dynamic facilitators creating spaces where you and your team can reflect, learn, explore and grow.

Note from the Director

A photo of our Managing Director Dan Guinness smiling to the camera.

There's a need and an opportunity in the UK to engage men in a brave and transformative rethinking of what 'being a man' means for them and others. We need to engage all men in preventing gender based violence and creating communities that are safe for everyone. We need to give all men and boys the chance to develop identities and behaviours that are healthier for themselves and others. 

Boys won’t be boys, they’ll be what we teach them to be.

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How it all started

Beyond Equality began as schools (Great Men) and university (Good Lad) projects, both of which used interactive conversations with young men and boys to give them the chance to think about who they would like to be and to discover how they could help to create safer and equitable communities.

Eight years later we’re now sparking those conversations in organisations and communities across the UK and beyond. 

- Engage Men and Boys
- Rethink Masculinities
- Create Gender Equality
- Prevent Gender-Based Violence
World based on respectful, positive and equitable relationships
Our Team

Emily Lorra Hines

External Media Coordinator

Emily is a skilled digital marketing strategist based in Toronto, Canada. She previously facilitated with Beyond Equality at the University of Oxford, and was inspired by the conversations that were conducted between men and women. Emily specializes in non-profit communications, and has previously worked with non-profits across the climate and creative sectors.

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Sam Mincher

Regional Co-ordinator (Bristol)

Sam has a background in professional football, having worked as a performance analyst at Swansea City FC and Arsenal FC, aiding the development of young players through data and video analysis. Since leaving the industry, he has worked for various social causes, including an employability project for refugees in Greece, a supported housing service targeting youth homelessness in Bristol and a programme using Acceptance and Commitment therapy techniques to support care-experienced young people. Away from work, Sam enjoys rock climbing, meditation and spending time with animals, especially Poppy the Cat!

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Tomara Garrod

Volunteer & Community Manager

Tomara Garrod is an experienced social justice educator who started off as a volunteer in the early days of our schools project. Managing our volunteers and community programme, they’re excited to support people on the same transformational journey they took so many years ago. Outside of Beyond Equality, Tomara is a writer producing experimental work for page and stage, often on themes of (trans)gender politics.

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Dr. Sanah Ahsan, MSc, DClinPsy

Lead Clinical Psychologist (Liberation Psychologist)

Sanah is an award-winning poet, a HCPC registered clinical psychologist, a presenter, speaker and educator. Her practice is shaped by liberation psychology practices with efforts to build an anti-racist psychology curriculum for secondary schools across Wales, facilitating monthly spaces for black and brown people at The Barbican, and working as lead psychologist for Beyond Equality; an organisation tackling gender-based violence with men and boys.

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Daniel Guinness

Managing Director

Dan is passionate about helping men & boys rethink masculinities and their lives, so that they are equipped with the knowledge, peer-support and community to practice doing better by women, girls and non-binary people, by each other, and by themselves. He began rethinking his own identity while recovering from multiple back surgeries. It was when he started to learn about the impact of sexual violence that he started to reconsider his own relationships and what men like him thought was harmless banter and normal behaviour. Alongside his gentleness and authenticity, it is this dedication that makes him particularly good at getting people on board with our work. Dan holds a PhD in Cultural Anthropology from Oxford University and has published in multiple peer-reviewed journals on the results of his multi-year research projects into masculinities, changing organisational cultures, and mobility within global labour markets. Dan used to play professional rugby but these days he is more likely to be found biking around his neighbourhood, adventuring with his dog and cooking with his partner.

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Ben Hurst

Head of Facilitation

Ben is a talented and versatile facilitator and he’s most at home in front of a rowdy group of young people or steering a new cohort of volunteers through complex issues. Ben’s warmth, humour, and energy (aka his legendary charm!) are central in building and maintaining our volunteer community and in getting people on board with our approach and mission. Ben has a wealth of experience in working with young people having previously worked at sex education charity ACET UK (Esteem) and gaining a degree in Youth Work and Theology from Regents Theological College. Outside of work, Ben is a photographer and artist. He runs music events via Soulfeatures and Scotch Bonnet as well as providing freelance facilitation via Space for PSHE and co-delivering critical whiteness and anti-racist practice training with Decology.

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Kasey Robinson

Business Development and Sales Manager, Workplaces

Kasey Robinson BA (Hons) MSc is an Inclusion and Equity and Wellbeing Facilitator and Consultant. Originally from the UK she has also lived and worked in the US and France and Monaco. She has a Masters degree in Gender from The London School of Economics and Political Science and over the years has worked with many companies and organisations ranging from healthcare brands, retail brands, schools, colleges and universities, national governments, intergovernmental organisations and charities/NGO's. Her work focuses on exploring and advocating for gender equality/equity, anti racism, LGBTQ rights and visibility, masculinities, sexual harassment prevention and period equity through holistic, people first workshops and projects.

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Richie Benson

Universities Project Lead

Richie (he/him) is an activist, facilitator, trainer, youth worker, public speaker and yoga teacher with over a decade of experience working in social action and gender justice. His work explores constructed gender hierarchies, contemporary masculinity and sex-positivity. Richie’s guiding focus is on challenging men to play a more active role in the fight against gender-based violence (GBV) and violence against women and girls (VAWG), and promoting the creation of safer and more inclusive spaces through a gendered lens. In March 2022, he co-delivered a TEDxLondonWomen workshop on ‘Men & Masculinities: Towards A More Equitable Future’.

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Sharan Jaswal

Head of Volunteer Training

Sharan is an experienced educator passionate about social justice, creative facilitation and empowering young people with ‘skills for real life’. She has worked with diverse groups of young people in schools, community groups, leaving care teams and prisons both in the UK and internationally. Sharan looks after the volunteers of Good Lad Initiative, making sure that we give them the best possible support for their ongoing development as dynamic, thoughtful and engaging facilitators.

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Rosephine Fernandes

Sales & Booking Coordinator | Teacher Training

Rosephine is an educator and creative professional. With years of experience working with young people and in schools, she has championed on gender equality and well-being initiatives -empowering young people to be ‘life-ready’. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her sales, teacher training coordinator and facilitation work. Growing up globally has motivated her to focus on driving her work towards gender equality for everyone, everywhere. She has studied Art and Design and enjoys creating commissions as a freelance illustrator. She has competed nationally as a Powerlifter and is a British Bench Press athlete.

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Siobhan Padayachee

Project Manager, Universities; Booking and Sales Coordinator

Siobhan is super efficient, organised and lives for getting things in working order - which is perfect for her role at GLI. Based in Manchester, she heads up our centre in the NW. She joins us from a career in scientific research and holds a masters in the Medical and Molecular biosciences, and this background has given her the perfect skill set for managing large projects and data, which is enabling her to streamline our various bookings & volunteer applicant processes. In her spare time you might find her dancing salsa or completing ridiculously large puzzles.

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Jayne Ashby

Partnerships Manager

Jayne joined Beyond Equality in 2022 to work on the Universities team but she has also been working with other BE teams helping to spread the word about our mission. She believes that our work and personal lives can be enriched by welcoming different people into our social groups, and she encourages others to do this through group workshops discussing bias, privilege, language and inclusive actions. Jayne is also a qualified coach and mentor and works to help others feel more confident with their career or business direction. Before becoming a coach, Jayne developed brand partnership campaigns for Twentieth Century Fox, Kellogg's, 3M and Merlin Entertainments.

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Conor Murphy

Universities - Sales and Bookings Coordinator

Conor graduated with a degree in Spanish with Marketing, and after years of working in Sales decided to put his energy into initiatives close to his heart, so he left his full-time role and became a volunteer for Beyond Equality. He now works part-time in our Universities and Communities department as the Sales and Booking Coordinator, using his skills to reach more Universities and continue our great work with young men, as well as getting stuck in with facilitating workshops too. He is also an avid cyclist, having toured through Colombia and New Zealand, and also works as a freelance cycle instructor, guiding people on adventures in the UK, and Spain!

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Zuzana Brown

Bookings and Sales Coordinator

Zuzana has a wealth of experience in the charity sector and her knowledge is accompanied by great enthusiasm for helping children and young people to thrive. Zuzana grew up in Slovakia, completed further education in the UK, and has been working to combat children’s inequality, and promote child welfare, health & mental wellbeing ever since. Outside of work, Zuzana has been happily fulfilling her dream of being a good mum to her two young children, teaching them the joys of gardening, wild-water swimming and cross-country skiing.

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Nathaniel Horne

Schools & Volunteer Community Coordinator

Nathaniel has volunteered as a workshop facilitator for Beyond Equality since early 2017. He really enjoys engaging with young people and listening to them share their ideas on gender equality and the various significant issues that people (young and old) don't always get to discuss in detail. He helps to create and maintain a warm and open space that enables them to truly be as honest and forthcoming as possible. This is also the environment he aims for as volunteer community coordinator - where his role is to be the point of communication between our big community of volunteers and the core staff team of Beyond Equality, sending out the weekly newsletters and keeping them updated on events. Outside of work, Nathaniel is an actor and writer and passionate resident of Ealing, West London.

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Our Board

Rachel Cassidy

Nikolas Kirby

David Llewellyn

Donald Mbeutcha

Satwinder Sandhu

Alyssa Ordu

Georgia Rigg

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