Lauren Monk, Co-Founder and Head of Operations, Working Options
Lauren has spent time working for Disney, BBC and Mars in legal and sales functions giving her a good mix of experience and an insight into three very different cultures. Whilst working she also helped to start a life and employability skills charity, Working Options in Education with her Uncle, Paul Monk, to help young people from state education realise their full potential. Both Lauren and Paul come from a state education background in Luton and wanted to show young people that they can achieve whatever they want to in life as long as they have the right attitude, work hard, take opportunities and take responsibility for their own future. Lauren is delighted to be joining DIAL as part of the steering council and hopes to bring a different perspective to discussions from her experience of running a small, lean charity in a very competitive fundraising environment.