Women Out Work

Working to Support, Guide and Connect with LGBT women at work

About Us

About Lisa

Our Patrons

 The WOW Network was founded in March 2017, in response to a study which found that 64% of LGBT women in the workplace felt unable to come out.

The WOW Network is a direct response to this need for a group to support, guide and connect with LGBT women in the workplace.

The WOW Network is the only network in the UK which is dedicated to supporting LGBT women in coming out at work. It is entirely run by LBGT women, to make it a safe space for this group.

With our help, we hope to be able to change the statistics, improve women's resilience and allow more LGBT women to be their authentic selves at work.

You can find out more from our Annual Report here -
WOW Annual report 2017.pdf

Lisa Charlwood-Green is the Founder and Director of The WOW Network.

Lisa has actively championed for LGBT equality and diversity for over 17 years, starting with her work at LGBT Switchboard as a trained counsellor, through to volunteering with LGBT Youth, LGBT Health and Wellbeing and LEAP Sports.

For 10 years she was the only openly LGBT person in an office of over 600 employees, where she was able to actively influence and change people’s perceptions just by virtue of being herself. Being in a very non-inclusive space, especially when pregnant, took a great deal of personal strength and resilience.

She was the deputy chair of Network Rail's LGBT network, and works with her current workplace to consult on LGBT staff training.

She has dedicated time, energy and personal funds to achieve her goals of making workplaces a safer and more inclusive space as she believes she has a responsibility to be a good role model as a mother of two and LGBT activist and leader.

She was described by the Chief Executive of Network Rail, Mark Carne, as being ‘an inspiration to myself and many others’. She has the power to influence a great deal of people simply by living the inclusive values that she stands for.
Our Patrons are currently -

Linda Riley, founder and editor of DIVA magazine and the British LGBT Awards
http://www.lindariley.co.uk/

Hannah Bardell, MP for Livingston
https://www.parliament.uk/biographies/commons/hannah-bardell/4486

Jacqui Gavin, Award winning  trans role model and spokesperson
https://twitter.com/jacqui_gavin?lang=en

Public Engagements

The WOW Network is available to speak at various engagements, whether it be a staff networking session, seminar or training session.

To book The WOW Network at your event, please contact us - 
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