"When I was promoted to CEO I felt isolated and alone. So I started to look at various networks that I could join to help with my transition into my new role. I was keen that this would suit my needs, and I didn’t want to be part of something that met regular and just had nice interesting chit chats. I wanted something meaningful, that was tangible and practical and that I felt really challenged me but also provided the support and advice I needed. The WLA does exactly that, I have been a member now for 3 years and I find it invaluable, it is a safe environment to challenge yourself, take yourself out of your comfort zone, to ask those questions that you think are silly, in a confidential environment with like-minded women. I have made some great contacts here but more importantly a solid based group of friends that I know will provide not only support but practical advice when I need it. If you invest in one thing if your professional life – invest in this network I guarantee you will not be disappointed."