OUR TEAM

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Founder & Director

Reina Pathan

International Human Rights Lawyer, Founder Empower Beyond Boundaries, Public Speaker, Host of The Warrior Women Show Podcast, Facilitator and Mentor.

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Editor & Communications Coordinator

Sophie Leota

Journalist, Writer, Human Rights Activist, Founder of Pheonix Area and Public Speaker.

Meet the Team

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Reina Pathan

Reina is the Founder of Empower Beyond Boundaries. She has a background of expertise in international women's rights issues and has dedicated her career to advocating for women's issues and supporting women who have experienced injustices and those that want to elevate the outcome of their life.

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My Story

When I think of the journey that it has taken for us to get here and bring Empower Beyond Boundaries on the platform it stands on today, I have nothing but gratitude for the experience.

Let me share something with you all...

 

I am a girl with a dream who was born in Africa. My fate brought me to the United Kingdom where I was one of the fortunate ones able to get an education and bring my dreams to life. I am a girl like you, with a story. A story of overcoming emotional abuse, sexual abuse, cultural abuse and generational trauma.

 

I am a girl with a dream...

I founded Empower Beyond Boundaries in 2019 with only a vision of the possibilities that lie ahead. I knew that I had a bigger purpose and mission in my life that needed to be fulfilled - that in with my personal and professional experience combined, I could contribute towards the change that women need to see take place in their lives on a grander scale. There are plenty of challenges that we have faced along the way but my journey from the little girl I was to the woman I stand before you as today only shows one thing. 

 

I am a testament to all women of the possibility that lies beyond you when you decide to make a commitment to yourself. A promise that you will make your dreams come true, come what may! I am a living example to you all that you are limitless - infinite. That what you choose and desire has the possibility of coming to life.

 

To every woman with a dream, I say....the road to what you desire has already been paved. You just have to be brave enough to step onto the path where your power lies.

 

So, here's to your dreams and to the visionary woman that you see yourself becoming!

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We are always looking to connect with new people. For media & business enquiries, connect with Sophie.

My Story

Sophie Leota

Sophie is the Editor of our monthly magazine, Empower! and is responsible for managing our online media & publicity and keeping you updated with all things events, workshops and webinars and also with the organisational aspect of all events. She is an Environmental Science Major, Journalist and Writer from Fiji Islands with paternal links to Apia, Samoa. 

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From when I was a little girl, I knew I wanted to be a writer. Living in a small country like Fiji where arts is not an option when it comes to a career, I was able to break stereotypes like small number of artists here that make up less than 3% of our population and I was able to make writing my career. 

I am a human rights activist, a journalist, Founder of an Online Men’s Support group called the Phoenix Area, I am a politics major and  a writer & editor. But most of all, I AM A WOMAN!

 

I wake up every day feeling blessed to be able to work with and for women with my best friend - the dream life. 

As women in Fiji, we are often, if not always, seen as second to men. I choose to never be seen second to a man - and neither should you. As a woman that has overcome many cultural and social barriers that women in Fiji continue to face, I stand as proof that there is more to just the four corners of your office job or your home. I am an example of the life women can lead - true independence and accomplishments! I am a living sight of what your life can be - breaking social and cultural barriers and becoming the woman you deserve to be - leading the life you deserve to lead. I am an example of the independent woman you are destined to be. The woman in you that wishes to be equal to and never second to anyone.

Vinaka Vakalevu and love from Fiji Islands !

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We are always looking to connect with new people. If you'd like to work with Reina, let's connect.

All women can embrace who they are, can define their future, and change their world.