Lisa Stepanovic
Founder and CEO

Lisa is an authentic East Ender of Polish and Irish descent. Lisa cares deeply about the community and making Tower Hamlets safe and inclusive for everyone, having always lived and worked locally. She started her career as a market trader and from an early age was honing her entrepreneurial skills. Lisa went on to support at-risk young people with legal issues and appeals. As a community volunteer, Lisa has raised substantial funds for education and charitable organisations and has strategically supported many more.

Lisa is a fellow of The School of Social Entrepreneurs, graduating in 2013. As the founder of Social Ark CIC, Lisa helps grassroots social entrepreneurs, whom she describes as 'hidden gems', to use their lived experience to develop social businesses and to create a better life for themselves and the community around them.

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Living locally I see so much potential in our youth. Young people know the solutions to the problems in their communities, they need self belief and support to empower them to be the change, Social Ark CIC supports them every step of the way regardless of any barriers they may face
— Lisa Stepanovic