“I’d highly recommend joining to any woman in business who wants to progress their career. It’s an amazing supportive network. Meet women from all types of industry and you learn so much about leadership skills and how to think big.”
Deputy Director of Workforce Intelligence at Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
“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.”
CEO Roy Castle Lung Foundation
“Sandra! I’ve been working with Sandra over the last few months – and as a side note it’s been one of the best experiences in my career to date – and through our various conversations she has opened my eyes to the inequality that still exists in the workplace. I think the objectives of the WLA are fantastic and the association is something I am proud to support. Also, Sandra’s passion for the association is very infectious!”
Chief People Officer, N Brown.
“I really value what the WLA stands for; networking and meeting senior women leaders that can help me develop, developing other women and the safe environment of sharing ideas and thoughts on business challenges. I’ve already met some great women who I wouldn’t hesitate to contact should I require advice, support or guidance. I want to encourage more women to have the confidence to stretch themselves and to be confident in their own ability.”