5 Corners of the World

The charities we have chosen to support all have two things in common. The first is to educate and empower women and girls, where inequality is rife. The second is that we have teams in the location where the charities are. Supporting these charities is like supporting a family member.

Is there still inequality in the world?

There certainly is. The website www.https://www.humanrightscareers.com/issues/causes-gender-inequality/ state there are 10 causes of gender inequality, and they are: 1) Uneven access to education; 2) Lack of employment equality 3) Job segregation 4)Lack of legal protections 5) Lack of bodily autonomy 6) Poor medical care 7) Lack of religious freedom 8) Lack of political representation 9) Racism 10) Social mindsets

Our Vision

VDP Trust are collecting data to help to build the case for institutional lending to communities who are currently excluded from the global economy - working with others to make a meaningful difference both now and in the future, by changing the way in which money is lent and doing our part to mobilize finance to leave no one behind.

Our Team

VDP Trust was founded by the leadership team of Technology Services Company VDP Ltd. In the knowledge that gender discrimination holding too many women back, holds our world back too, the founders set up the Trust to fulfil their obligation to have a positive impact on our global communities.

Laura Marston, Trustee

Laura has held a number of roles across retail, fashion, media and non-profit organisations, ranging from customer experience management up to and including HR generalist, where she is a member of the CIPD. She is a charity advocate for The Swallows charity, and a founding member of peer to peer support group Young Tongues Global, for those who have tongue cancer. She has also written a recipe book for people going through oral cancer. Laura has a deep desire to play a part in ensuring the gender imbalance changes, so that her nieces will have a safe, fulfilled life where they can reach their fullest potential

John Miller, Trustee

John is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He has held a number of senior Finance roles across multiple sectors, including BPO, Tech, Media and Professional Services. He has a particular interest in playing a part in redressing the gender imbalance as he is the proud Father of two young girls.

David Glennie, Trustee

David is the CEO of VDP Ltd with 20 years’ experience running hi-tech businesses. David founded the Trust to create meaningful social change and increase economic participation around the world. He trained as an actor and musician, before getting involved in technology at the turn of the century, and lives with his wife and two children in Hertfordshire.