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
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 STEERING COMMITTEE
56 Black Men
The Black British Network
Chairwoman | Non-Executive
Paragon Bank | M&G
Education & Schools Policy Lead
Chief Client Officer
Chief Creative Officer
EY EMEIA Strategy and Transactions Leader
Head of Diversity & Inclusion
Adam & Eve
Paul Frampton Calero
Director of Education