In 2015, Helena was recognised by the Woman of the Year awards for campaigning on issues affecting women and girls. Helena was previously Vice Chair of Young Labour and Chair of Oxford University Labour Club, and worked to improve the representation of women in both organisations. Helena now works in the humanitarian sector, where she takes a keen interest in tackling gendered violence across the world. She also sits on the board of a reproductive rights charity. Prior to this, Helena worked in politics and the private sector. She has a BA in History and Politics from Oxford University.