Lea founded &Wider in 2014 to help bridge the significant data gap on working conditions in global supply chains. Lea has worked for more than 20 years as a social research methodologist, specialised in gathering sensitive data. She designed systems to gather data on genocide, forced migration, violence against and affecting children, modern slavery and working conditions. She is passionate about systems that offer scalable actionable insights which focus on continuous improvement. She named the company &Wider to signal our openness to collaborate and our global need for a wider vantage point when it comes to workers worldwide.
Emily manages implementation and impact at &Wider. She has eight years of experience in community engagement across sectors such as community wellness and social enterprise development with a focus on technology. Emily works closely with suppliers to make direct worker reporting an enjoyable experience for all participating, one that will improve communication and working conditions across global supply chains.
Sesihle manages user experience activities at &Wider. She has a background in Psychology and experience with community engagement from one of South Africa’s pioneering rural enterprise-development programs. Sesihle ensures that workers have a pleasant and undemanding call experience. She pursues the vision of ethical trade practices becoming the new norm for big brands around the world.
Kuda heads technology delivery at &Wider. He has a commerce background, specialising in Information Systems and Business Management. As an Information Systems specialist, with experience in the world of Business Analysis and Agile Software Development, Kuda ensures the smooth delivery of &Wider’s technological solutions. Kuda is passionate about using well-designed technology to make meaningful change in people’s lives, whilst delivering business value.