Our team

Careers4Change is on a growth trajectory, responding to the demand for more talented professionals to bring their passion and their leadership potential to push forward the social change agenda. Our own growing team is a reflection of the urgency for concerted action in the face of climate change, energy crisis, social and political instability and inequality around the world.

Sheena Pentin

Founder and Director of Careers4Change

Sheena founded Careers4Change in response to the need for an effective ‘conduit’ to connect exceptional talent with social impact organisations in a world facing ever more complex social and environmental challenges. Much of her earlier career was spent in senior management roles at global organisations such as Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal, coaching colleagues and building teams.

She left corporate life in pursuit of a social impact role, and serendipity led her to a social enterprise, turned impact investment firm. It was there that she recognised that social organisations require easier access to professionals with a combination of the right skill sets, innovative mindset, and social motivation if they are to really accelerate the pace of change.  She is in a unique position to guide others through a transition in their careers, having pursued a non-linear career herself, across the corporate, social enterprise, impact investment and charity sectors.

Angela Tolliday

Specialist Recruiter – Social Impact

Angela is a specialist in social innovation and social change with 15 years of experience across Europe, MENA, and Latin America. She holds a Year Here Fellowship and a Master’s in Global Diplomacy, and started her career at institutions such as the European Commission and the British Council, specialising in youth leadership, education, and social enterprise. At British Council Egypt, she designed a new fund to support the social and creative enterprise ecosystem in Egypt.

Returning to the UK, Angela played a vital role in launching UK Acumen Academy, recruiting social leaders from diverse sectors to join a lifelong Fellowship to tackle long-standing problems of poverty. She then joined Mission-Driven Talent, focusing on purpose-driven recruitment for UK leading #techforgood companies like Beam and Olio.  At Careers4Change, Angela is utilising her specialist knowledge and recruitment expertise to connect purpose-driven individuals with impact investment organisations.

Lisa Overett

Business Support Manager

Lisa is an experienced Business Support Executive with over 25 years working across the charity, private and public sectors. She is also a qualified Personal Performance Coach. She has worked with the mental health charity, Suffolk MIND, as well as MCS Charitable Foundation, advancing renewable energy and low carbon solutions, and played a key support role at Pera Consulting, focused on the Government’s ‘Growth Accelerator’ programme for small businesses.

More recently she set up a virtual assistant business service, providing SMEs, entrepreneurs and not-for-profit organisations with administration, project management, as well as business and team coaching support. Lisa has joined Careers4Change to apply her IT, operational, systems integration and administration skills to support the team and optimise the operational infrastructure of our organisation.

Arabella Peterson

Social Media Marketing Manager

Arabella is a freelance writer and marketing consultant specialising in developing communication strategies for purpose-driven organisations.  Previously, Arabella was the Head of  Communications at Year Here, a postgraduate programme and incubator in social innovation and has worked in marketing roles in the private and public sectors in Australia and the UK. Arabella has launched and grown several initiatives focusing on community-building on and offline, including her current platform, The Foreword. She has sat on the board of directors and has volunteered for a number of frontline charities and organisations.

Arabella is interested in the intersection of media and social change, applying creative strategy to purpose-led businesses. Working with Careers4Change she is applying her background in media and the social sector to increase brand awareness and audience engagement as well as cementing Careers4Change as a thought leader in the impact investing space.

Kellie Dodds

Research Manager

Kellie brings with her more than 25 years of research and operations expertise. Starting out in project management for South Korea’s largest trading company, delivering contracts with Global Fortune 500 companies, Kellie demonstrated her exceptional research skills whilst heading up research at Rec2Rec executive search firm, Merson Palmer Executive Search Ltd. She then moved on to lead operations at a tech-enabled expert network, Chime Advisors Ltd, connecting businesses with strategic and M&A research advice.

More recently Kellie has combined her expertise and skills, setting up a consultancy which provides support to executive search and recruitment firms, as well as project management and core business services to SMEs, startup and scaleup firms. Kellie works closely with Careers4Change delivering expertise in talent mapping, search support and candidate outreach.