Lena is the engagement and equity manager at Bond. Lena leads the anti-racism, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion work we do for the sector, as well as overseeing the delivery and content of our programme of major events, including the annual conference and exhibition and the international development awards. She is also a Committee Member of #CharitySoWhite, and on the working group of The Racial Equity Index.
Before joining Bond, Lena led on events at the Charity Finance Group across the regions, covering a variety of topics ranging from risk and social investment to managing people and IT and data insight, working closely with members and the Charity Commission.
Prior to this she worked to deliver on the International Fundraising Congress in the Netherlands and Fundraising Online conference at the Resource Alliance as well as delivering events with partners in Malaysia, Cambodia, Thailand, Kenya and Uganda.
She has also worked as a project manager raising awareness of human rights issues in Palestine, working on projects in collaboration with the British Council. Lena has a Masters in Nationalism and Politics from University of Edinburgh.
LinkedIn: Lena Bheeroo
7 October 2021
Cultural transformation is never easy, but organisations must rise to the challenge and use this time of global reckoning as an opportunity to assess the power and privilege they hold, and build better cultures that work for all.
3 June 2021
Over 3,000 people from over 80 countries attended our first-ever online Bond Conference last week. Here, we highlight five takeaways for the international development sector.
5 November 2020
Recent whistle-blower allegations suggest charities have been using NDAs to prevent staff from speaking out on bullying and harassment in the workplace. Is it right for organisations to use them?
17 June 2020
This public moment on Black Lives Matter is our chance to interrogate and dismantle racism and anti-blackness in international development.
4 February 2020
70% of INGO staff are women, but only 30% of those women reach the top of their organisations. We look at the social and systemic barriers preventing women and women of colour from progressing in their careers.
12 February 2019
Tips to make the most out of Europe's biggest international development event.
29 August 2018
Despite the sector’s progress in tackling inequalities overseas, the UK charity workforce still needs to overcome challenges in diversity, inclusion and unequal pay.