Welcome to the London Women's Leadership Network


London Leadership Academy has established a Women’s Leadership Network. This network aims to create a happier, healthier workforce – and to shape an NHS leadership that is truly diverse and inclusive at every level. Led by NHS staff of all genders - by women, for women, and with men - the London Women’s Leadership Network will drive an innovative and transformative approach to gender equality that demands real and lasting change.

Promoting a diverse and inclusive leadership is crucial both for the development of a strong NHS workforce as well as for those concerned with equality more generally. While many female leaders are breaking through into top positions, they remain the exception rather than the rule. London Leadership Academy has launched a network that will
explore and dismantle hidden barriers, promote and advocate for a more inclusive NHS across London. Please join us and become an advocate for gender equality in the NHS across London.

About the Network

The Network offers our members across London:

  1. A safe space to connect and feel supported

  2. A place to learn, be inspired and develop yourself
  3. The chance feel part of something, to make friends and network
  4. The opportunity to make a difference to the NHS workplace, making it a better environment for women and men to thrive  

The London Women's Leadership Network offers:


  • Network events around our Four Themes: Confidence, Careers, Compassion and Culture Change
  • Socials and meet-ups
  • Book club
  • Coffee Connect – set one up in your organisation!

Masterclasses & Leadership Development

  • Masterclass series continues around our Four Themes
  • Practical workshops that will build your skills and capabilities
  • A ‘Man of Action’ Leadership Programme working with male leaders who want to be agents of change in their organisations

Mentoring & Support

  • LLA Mentoring Service
  • Local Hubs across London connecting leaders closer to where they live and work

Digital Community

  • Website & Discussion Forum
  • Film Series highlighting inspirational role models across the NHS
  • Quarterly newsletter
  • Capital People Basecamp Community

Communities of Practice

We are supporting a range of self-directed project groups and Communities of Practice looking to make changes to the way that the NHS staff access and experience the following:

  • Maternity Leave Support (Before, During and After)
  • Flexible Working/Job Share Opportunities
  • Opportunities to Grow through Shadowing & Secondments
  • Self-Care, Resilience and Mental Health
  • Career pathways for BME Women Leaders

If there is a project or issue that you want to work on with other like-minded people, please get in touch with LWLN@hee.nhs.uk  



Join in and become an advocate for diversity and inclusion in the NHS

Email lwln@ncel.hee.nhs.uk to join our mailing list

Request a Mentor

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Become a Mentor

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