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The core TWR team is small but mighty, packed full of sport, wellbeing, brand strategy, community building and partnership expertise. We're a team motivated by a determination to change the narrative for women and what it means to be active; to break down every last barrier and empower women to lead healthier, happier and more fulfilled lives

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Mel Bound



A multi award winning community leader, tech-for-good entrepreneur and running coach, Mel is the architect of the TWR community and creator of the  Run30™ programme; she leads on community strategy, technology, programme design and impact.


She is recognised by Meta as being in the Top 16 most impactful community leaders in the world.


Mel is also a Non Executive Director at Sport England and a Steering Group member of IWG Womens and Girls.

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Nicky Affleck

Chief Operating Officer

Nicky is an award-winning leader with repeated success in growing strategic partnerships and delivering transformational change in the grassroots sport and community sport sectors. 

She is a passionate team player with a strong coaching leadership style and brings over 15 years of strategic and operational expertise and excellence from local and national partners, funders, and stakeholders including The London Mayor’s Office & Sport England. Nicky leads on areas of Organizational Development and Strategic Partnerships.

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Emily Thompson

Communities Manager

With a wealth of experience in social media and community management and a Business Awards Finalist, Emily thrives on creating meaningful connection and a sense of belonging through digital communities.


Collaborative and highly creative, Emily leads on all things community, content and growth across digital channels; and supports a global network of 50+ community leaders and 600 local volunteers to grow their communities through local marketing activation and engagement campaigns.

Be part of an award winning team

At This Woman Runs, we're always on the lookout for passionate individuals who resonate with our mission and values. If you believe in the power of community, empowerment, and making a positive impact in the lives of women, consider joining our Talent Pool.

By becoming a part of our Talent Pool, you open the door to potential future opportunities with us. We value diversity, creativity, and dedication, and offer flexibility, a supported environment and rewarding work in return. 

If you feel aligned with what we do and would be interested in getting involved in our journey of empowering women through connection and running, we'd love to hear from you. Your unique skills and perspective could be the perfect fit for our growing community.

Simply send your CV and a covering email on how you 'fit the bill' to

Join our team!
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