Unwritten MD joins Newcastle women’s charity as Deputy Chair

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by Rachael Hesno
Lisa Eaton

Women’s charity Smart Works Newcastle has appointed creative agency Unwritten Group’s Lisa Eaton as its new Deputy Chair.

Lisa Eaton, Managing Director and co-founder of Unwritten, has been a member of the charity’s board of trustees since 2021 and will now provide more strategic support to the organisation as it aims to double the number of women it helps back into employment.

Eaton will work closely with Smart Works Newcastle’s Chair, Sophie Milliken, Managing Director of Moja, and its ambassador, Sara Davies MBE of Dragon’s Den.

She said: “Over the last six months I’ve seen first hand just what an incredible job Smart Works does for women in this region. Supporting women into work and helping them to build confidence and reach their full potential is something I am hugely passionate about.

“Confidence is one of the biggest barriers for women wanting to get into, or back into work, so seeing how Smart Works empowers women in this way and plays a role in their future success is incredibly rewarding.

"Supporting brands and causes I believe in sits at the heart of what we do at Unwritten, so I’m keen to ensure we reach our ambitious plans and I can’t wait to watch how the charity grows over the coming years.”

Sophie Milliken, Chair of the Board, added: “The announcement of Lisa as deputy is a key appointment within the Board. We have hugely ambitious plans for this year and beyond and Lisa, along with our trustee colleagues, staff and volunteers, will play an essential role in delivering on our aims.”

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