About Us

We are a small yet impactful global team, with real world experience of building businesses founded upon diversity of all kinds and equality for all.

Our Core Values

Equality – We are committed to achieving equality for everyone. Everyone.

Do No Harm – This informs ALL of our work, personally and professionally.

Integrity – We DO what we say we’re going to do. Even when no-one’s looking.

Freedom – We value the freedom and safety to choose. For everyone.

Empowerment – We are committed to empowering others. To empower themselves.

Transparency – We are committed to transparency and openness. Even when it’s hard.

Mission Equality Team

In the spirit of our leadership ethos at Mission Equality, we are ALL leaders. We have a flat organisational structure and a flexible, agile approach to team members who come and go, as individual and collective needs determine. We have intentionally chosen not to use typical C-suite job titles; however, we have a team of Guardians who, at any one time, are charged with the survival and thriving of the organisation and making the necessary strategic decisions to achieve this.

Current Guardians

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Lea, a former management consultant at Accenture, has almost two decades of experience as an entrepreneur, remote COO and business owner, leading fully remote teams of diverse employees and contractors around the globe. She was an early pioneer of the digital nomad movement as the founder of the world-renowned blog, Location Independent, and has helped thousands of people create the freedom to work from anywhere.

Lea was most recently the co-founder and COO of another EdTech company based in the USA. Under Lea’s leadership, the company was built as an explicitly anti-racist company fully committed to diversity, equity and belonging to create a safe working environment for Black, Brown and other deliberately disadvantaged communities…until Lea resigned after ongoing racism from her co-founder & CEO!

She now leads Mission Equality as the Strategy & Vision Lead, committed to building the company differently with a foundation of equity, equality and a true ‘people first’ approach.

“My two favourite things about working with Lea:

  1. She is an extraordinary mentor. Lea always, always has an eye to scaffolding in opportunities for growth and is extremely generous with her time and expertise. She intentionally builds capacity within the team and sees her colleagues as whole people.
  2. She thinks and communicates in a clear, coherent, and direct manner. I cannot overstate how much of a joy it is to work with someone who is committed to clarity!” 

– Mae Ajayi

I love working with Lea because we share an unwavering commitment to anti-racism and equality. In addition, Lea is a strategic visionary, an excellent mentor and fun to be around.

– Sharon Hurley Hall

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Sharon Hurley Hall is an educator, writer and anti-racism activist. She is a co-founder and Equality Lead at Mission Equality, committed to building the company on a foundation of equality, anti-racism and humanity. She previously led the Diversity, Equity and Belonging team at a disruptive Ed Tech startup, where she was instrumental in operationalising a progressive approach to anti-racism across the business. 

Sharon is the Founder and Curator-in-Chief of Sharon’s Anti-Racism Newsletter, a twice-weekly online publication sharing global experiences of racism and guidance on better allyship. She is also the author of anti-racism essay collection “I’m Tired of Racism”, and “Exploring Shadeism”, which deals with colourism.  

A certified diversity and belonging facilitator and culture assessor, Sharon has facilitated numerous groups empowering participants to work towards anti-racism and equality. Sharon is also a public speaker covering racism, anti-racism and diversity topics.

“I have learned a LOT from Sharon both personally and professionally. She is not only an expert in her field, but also incredibly thoughtful, gracious and fun. I always look forward to our collaborations and come away motivated to dig in further!”

– Mae Ajayi

“Sharon is THE consummate professional; I can rely on her to deliver anything that is asked, on time, with excellent quality and no fuss, no nonsense and no drama. She is a trusted sounding board and a clear-headed and steady influence to everyone around her. I would have Sharon on every team I build.”

– Lea Jovy

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Mae has worked for over a decade in outside-the-box education modalities, applying progressive education principles to facilitate growth for learners from pre-K through to adulthood. Their on-the-ground teaching experience includes time both in and out of ‘the system.’

Mae was formally trained as an educator at the University of Toronto and has taught in a range of institutions from public schools to Nunavut Arctic College, while also creating community programming ‘around the edges,’ particularly geared toward the arts and Disabled youth.

Both a creative and a systematic thinker, Mae taps into their affinity for blending structured frameworks with engaging visuals to create high quality educational experiences from behind a computer screen rather than in front of a classroom. Most recently, they led a team developing progressive education resources for a global audience at a disruptive EdTech company, with a strong emphasis on learner empowerment, diverse representation, and cross-disciplinary learning.

Mae’s passion areas include Neurodiversity justice, issues impacting the LGBTQ+ community, and all paths toward authentic, holistic, accessible and diverse education for every learner at every life stage.

Mae lives in Canada with their partner and children as they work and learn alongside one another at home.

From Mae: Mission Equality is the magical workplace environment:

  • Fantastic, supportive colleagues.
  • A flexible, neurodiversity-affirming remote work set-up.
  • A method and a mission that resonate deeply and support my personal growth and the communities I care about.

I could literally not ask for a better place to be!

“Working with Mae is a joy because we both love research and learning and integrating what we’ve learned into an excellent product, plus we laugh a lot.”

– Sharon Hurley Hall

I trust Mae to bring a balanced, nuanced and truly thoughful approach to all their work; this gives me confidence that any decision we make as a team has been examined from multiple angles and perspectives which is a valuable thing to bring to the table. Mae is full of integrity and a pleasure to work with.

– Lea Jovy


Office 47611, PO Box 6945
London, W1A 6US

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