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Our team

The team of Girls is a collaboration of optimism, courage, ideas, inspiration, and desire to help.

Depending on the needs of the NGO’s projects, we involve additional collaborators. Our team has an extensive network of experts, including psychologists, sociologists, lawyers, doctors, communicators, logisticians, teachers, social workers and teachers, and more.

The Girls team


Yuliya Sporysh
Yuliya SporyshFounder and director
Candidate of Sociological Sciences. She has extensive managerial experience in fintech projects and the public sector. She is our leader and visionary. Responsible for working with donors and partners, leading the team, and caring for the development of all Ukrainian girls.
Daria Chekalova
Daria ChekalovaDeputy Head
Master of Arts in Communication. Skillfully manages the organization’s internal and external communications. Responsible for reporting, current documentation management, grant management, and logistics.
Alina Kasilova
Alina KasilovaCurator of psychological care
Master of Clinical Psychology. Coordinates the organization’s project on comprehensive psychological assistance from interviews with survivors and the selection of specialists for rehabilitation to project implementation and reports. She has 8 years of experience in providing psychological care to women and girls in Ukraine.
Olga Saukh
Olga SaukhFinancial manager
Master of Economics and Master of Arts in law. Manages the Girls financial team, prepares budgets and financial reports on projects, and maintains accounting. She has 15 years of experience working with international and Ukrainian donors.
Svitlana Butova
Svitlana ButovaCommunication manager
Specialist in PR and Social Media management. Runs the organization’s information and media support, as well as its projects. She has 5 years of experience working with commercial projects in Ukraine, Europe, the United States, and Australia. Has 1 year of experience in the public sector.
Kateryna Sydorchuk
Kateryna SydorchukProject manager
Bachelor of Law with experience in the public sector. Expertly supports communication with beneficiaries and is responsible for the implementation of current project tasks. An indispensable assistant in the implementation of humanitarian aid projects.
Svitlana Sushchenko
Svitlana SushchenkoSpecialist in monitoring and evaluation
Master of Project management. Responsible for timely and reliable reporting on current projects of the NGO Girls. Prepares interim and final narrative reports for donors. She has 7 years of experience in cooperation with Ukrainian public organizations.
Lidiia Antoniuk
Lidiia AntoniukHead of the Analytical Department
Sociologist with 17 years of experience in social and marketing research. Methodologist and analyst of qualitative and quantitative research, moderator of focus groups and in-depth interviews with various audiences.
Hanna Ilina
Hanna IlinaProject coordinator in Odesa region
Specialist in law and organization management, attorney at law. She implements projects in Odesa and Odesa region in various areas: from providing humanitarian aid to opening shelter and hubs. She has over 7 years of experience in the public sector.
Katya Titchenko
Katya TitchenkoProject coordinator in Kyiv region
A sociologist with 15 years of experience in research and marketing. She has a talent for finding and managing the right people in the right places, and prefers soft management in her work.
Yana Tvereza
Yana TverezaProject coordinator in Vinnytsia region
Trainer on promoting women's self-employment and economic recovery of communities. Young Person of the Year 2021 for volunteer initiatives in Donetsk region. Expert and mentor in educational and career support, search for grant opportunities, development of trainings, workshops, and game development. She has been working in the public sector since 2016.
Maryna Stashyna-Neimet
Maryna Stashyna-NeimetProject coordinator in Zakarpattia region
She has a master's degree in history and a master's degree in sociology. Expert on accessibility (physical, educational, informational, digital, economic, social and civic), with experience in implementing advocacy campaigns. She implements projects in Zakarpattia region: from providing humanitarian aid to opening children's rooms. She has 8 years of experience in the public sector.
Yana Kurinska
Yana KurinskaAssistant
Specialist in the field of national security. 1 year of experience in the public sector. Assists in the implementation of humanitarian aid projects. Responsible for social media communications.
Anna Povkh
Anna PovkhAssistant
Started her career in the public sector, responsible for various tasks in the team. She runs a feminist book blog. She writes about books and women's rights, and is working on a book for teenage girls about stereotypes about women.
Oksana Smyrnova
Oksana SmyrnovaCoordinator of sex education
Practical psychologist with 10 years of experience. 10 years in the public sector. Lecturer, trainer-expert on issues of GBV/DV, mentor and supervisor.

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