A STRONG FOUNDATION
SisterPower International has been developed with the sole purpose of empowering women.
We have a very narrow and specialised aim in a market characterised by the presence of many NGOs. But as something unique, we are an organisation with a methodological foundation specialised in creating security in insecure environments through the involvement of networks and the local community's resources, strengths and competencies.
This method is unique and has a huge potential of reaching and helping the women that others cannot help.
A specialised knowledge of the work of stabilising severely and chronically traumatized people also forms the basis for our work and thus ensures a very high professional quality in the emotional work, which is otherwise in short supply in many of the areas where SisterPower International plans to establish projects.
MEET OUR POWER TEAM IN DENMARK
In order to keep our administration costs at a minimum, we rely greatly on volunteers.
At the Denmark office we have two employees and a lot of skilled freelance volunteers.
Rikke is the Founder and Chairman of the Board at Sisterpower.
She is a social worker and specializes in the method of safety planning to create safety for vulnerable children and young people against physical and mental violence, sexual abuse and other abuse as well as massive neglect.
In addition, she is an EMDR trauma therapist and solution-focused brief therapist and works with specialized methods within both stabilization and treatment of trauma.
She has worked with some of Worlds leading specialists in the field and her 20+ years of experience working with abused and severely and chronically traumatized people creates the foundation for The Empowerment Programme at SisterPower International.
MARIE LOUISE MALTOV MADSEN
Marie is Head of Operations and board member at Sisterpower.
She is a broadly skilled Communications specialist with the ability to think creatively and out of the box while managing projects and getting results.
She has created innovative and effective campaigns for some of the largest NGOs in Denmark and has a donor centric approach to marketing and fundraising combined with great digital and sales partnering skills.
She is currently studying for a Master's degree in Social Entrepreneurship & Management.
Dorthe is an accountant at Herlufsholms Kostskole and a former controller.
She is helping us with all the financial questions about running an NGO like SisterPower International.
Dorthe is passionate about helping people in need and this is why she is volunteering her time at SisterPower.
DORTHE ØSTERLUND LARSEN
MEET OUR OTHER BOARD MEMBERS
In addition to our Danish team we have a strong and competent board and a very visionary advisory board.
Bente Græbert-Teide is the founder of Helhed & Harmoni.
She is a trained trauma therapist within the methods Somatic Experiencing and NARM and has many years of experience working with the most vulnerable and traumatized people in Denmark.
Her knowledge and expertise comes from areas such as substance abuse, eating disorders, PTSD, complex PTSD and intergenerational trauma. Bente is used to working with groups in healing processes and has a special interest in building women's groups for women who support women.
NIELS CHRISTIAN BARKHOLT
Niels Christian Barkholt is a social worker, cand.scient.soc and recently resigned chairman of LOKK - the National Organization for Women's Shelters.
He has a highly specialized but broad knowledge of violence and abuse against women and children.
He is also former deputy chairman of the Danish Social Workers' Association (2012-2018) and thus has solid trade Union knowledge and insight, a large network of stakeholders in the field and political experience and fair.
He has run for Parliament for SF in the last parliamentary election and is fighting a political battle to stop the increased social inequality in society and ensure better rights and conditions for the most vulnerable.
MEET OUR ADVISORY BOARD
Arianne is a psychologist and systemic psychotherapist specializing in trauma. She lives in Australia and is today one of the world's leading experts in working with severely and chronically traumatized children.
Sonja is a social worker and self-employed teacher, supervisor and consultant from Australia.
She is one of the world's leading experts in the method of safety planning and has written several method booklets for practitioners in the field of socially disadvantaged children, young people and their families.
Sarah is the owner of Slipstop LTD and she has many years of experience as Sales and Marketing Manager in an international market while she is the daily manager of the company's employees. Sarah has a large international network of business people and potential benefactors, including in the countries where she resides, Luxembourg, England, Norway and France, respectively.
Nicolay is Senior Manager at Euler Hermes Danmark, where he works with credit- and risk analysis and relationship management, serving a portfolio of large corporate clients. He has many years of experience from the financial world – both in Denmark and internationally. His educational background is a Masters Degree in Business Management from the University of Aarhus.