Our Team

Lynn Carvill Chief Executive

Lynn Carvill

Our Chief Executive, Lynn Carvill joined WOMEN’STEC IN 2014. She is passionate in promoting gender equality, particularly in relation to women’s labour market participation and economic position. Lynn has also has held a number of policy/advocacy roles in the wider community and voluntary sector. She is a founding member and Chair of the Northern Ireland Women’s Budget Group and a former Commissioner on the UK-wide Commission for a Gender Equal Economy. In 2019 Lynn won the ‘Leading Organisational Change’ award by CO3 and in 2020, her work received further recognition when she won Director of the Year – Third Sector awarded by the Institute of Directors Northern Ireland.

Lisa McCann Finance and Admin Manager

Lisa McCann

I have 15 years of experience working in finance within the community sector. I have now been working for WOMEN'STEC for 7 wonderful years as I'm hugely passionate in supporting and providing women/girl's with career and training opportunities.

Patricia Fleming Programme Co-ordinator

Patricia Fleming

Born in a farming community near Portaferry, I have worked in London, New York and Gibraltar but Belfast has been my home for over 25 years. I have been working in WOMEN’STEC for 22 years addressing issues of equality. The key to this is education, information and access. Through my work at WOMEN’STEC I have been providing women with the capacity to build confidence to make informed choices in their lives and their community.

Una McCabe Project Co-Ordinator

Una McCabe

I Joined WOMEN’STEC in 2021 as Project Co-Ordinator for the #NotJusForBoys programme. I am proud to come from a small rural town in Co. Tyrone and I have three wonderful children. My previous employment and training have been in Social Work and Commercial Interior Architecture and Design. I am passionate about young people and creating diverse and equal workforces. Through #NotJustForBoys I want the females I engage with to have meaningful access to information and quality opportunities to make informed decisions about the career pathways available to them.

Vilma Bisson Systems Co-ordinator

Vilma Bisson

I joined WOMEN'STEC in 2015. Following a change in circumstances, I changed career and went to university as a mature student. This experience has made me passionate about helping women who are returning to the workforce.

Lisa McCaul Social Enterprise Manager

Lisa McCaul

Before joining WOMEN’STEC in 2021, I spent 17 years with Ulster Bank supporting small businesses and their growth. I’m passionate about diversity and inclusion and so I spent many years as Chair of Ulster Banks female internal network, supporting, developing and mentoring female employees. As a Social Enterprise Manager, I developed an enterprise function within the business. It’s an exciting venture for us that will help our journey in addressing the gender imbalance in the Construction Industry.

Amanda Ferguson Young Mum’s Coordinator

Amanda Ferguson

I have previous experience working in the community with NICOD (now the cedar foundation) and worked part-time in a Primary School. I’m also a full-time mum of four which means I’m constantly busy. I then started to work for WOMEN’STEC whilst balancing mum duties and stayed on for 6 great years!

Davy Holden Workshop Manager and Tutor

Davy Holden

I have a 10-year background in construction which began with painting and decorating. This also entailed carpentry, glazing and wallpaper hanging in a variety of contracted work within building sites, private homes and offices. Later, I followed a long-term interest in photography, film, developing/printing to now using the latest digital gear. I have continued to pursue other creative interests which included completing a degree in Fine Art at the Belfast School of Art at Ulster University. I now continue to teach mixed media projects as a freelancer as well as non-traditional skills at WOMEN’STEC.

Amy Nolan Social Media Officer

Amy Nolan

I have just joined WOMEN’STEC at the start of 2022, after finishing up university studies in Media Production and Arts Management. I love the ethos of WOMEN’STEC and through my work here with social media, I have been helping spread this message to a wider audience.

Maxi Panayi Communications and Events Officer

Maxi Panayi

Born and raised in London, I’ve worked for the charity sector ever since I graduated with a Sociology & Criminology degree in 2015. I’ve recently moved to Belfast in April 2021 and found my heart and soul with WOMEN'STEC in December 2021 as a Communications and Events Officer. I’ve always believed and desired to help girl’s/women due to the injustices and lack of opportunities we face daily.

Sarah Simms Carpentry and Electrics Tutor

Sarah Simms

I have recently joined WOMEN’STEC this January 2022, as I believe we as women should have access to all career opportunities, especially within the construction sector. I was previously an Outreach Tutor, and I was also a Telf teacher for two years in Thailand which was an unforgettable experience. I am also qualified in Electrics, Mechanical engineering, and Construction, hence me being a part of the WOMEN’STEC cause, as I’ll be training our ladies these specific skills.