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About The Women's Association

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OUR MISSION

We exist to reveal and remove barriers that prevent women and girls from having the freedom to dream or the tools to create. 

OUR FOUNDER'S STORY

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Deborah​ Williams

Founder, The Women's Association

When we are young there is a bubble of innocence that hides us away from some of the harsh realities in the world. I was able to keep myself in that bubble until 2014 when I was awakened by the realisation that being a woman in the world and especially in the corporate landscape comes with many challenges. This realisation came when I embarked on a journey of discovery for my dissertation which explored the stories of women in leadership across industries. Once I was aware, I struggled to sit back and do nothing.

This led to the first of many efforts to try and create change. As I embarked on this journey I found that I was personally burdened by the historically imposed expectations and stereotypes that dictated what was acceptable for me as a women trying to navigate my journey.
 

This led me to want to create an organisation that works to change systems, cultures and mindsets that make women and girls feel like we have to be anything other than our authentic selves at work and in the wider world. My hope is that through The Women's Association we can give women and girls the information & support to dream whilst we work on dismantling the barriers that could prohibit us from making our dreams a reality. 

 

MEET OUR CORE TEAM

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Deborah Williams

Founder & CEO

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Bella Neale

Producer & Co-host of Sister Space Podcast

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Danielle Odojukan

Programme Manager

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Annie Muggoch

Events & Marketing Volunteer

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Sylvia Udomhiaye

Community Liaison Manager

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MEET OUR STEERING COMMITTEE

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Cephas Williams

Founder 

56 Black Men

The Black British Network

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Fiona Clutterbuck

Chairwoman | Non-Executive

Paragon Bank | M&G

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Nanda Manley-Browne

Education & Schools Policy Lead

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Jessica Tamsedge

Chief Client Officer 

McCann Worldgroup

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Caroline Pay

Chief Creative Officer 

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Andrew Denton

CEO

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Julie Hood

EY EMEIA Strategy and Transactions Leader

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Bukola Garry

Head of Diversity & Inclusion

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Paul Frampton Calero

President/CEO

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Abrilli Phillip

Director of Education

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Victoria Fox

CEO

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