OUR MISSION IS TO HELP WOMEN ON THEIR WAY UP LEAD MORE FULFILLING CAREERS
We're an open network for professional women who are several years into their careers but don't feel they've made it yet. This is a pivotal stage where women face challenges such as maintaining momentum in their progression, juggling their career with starting a family, transitioning into management roles or considering a change in direction.
Our 500+ members are from diverse fields including advertising, finance, engineering and the public sector. This breadth of industries allows us to gain new perspectives, share ideas and reinforce the essential elements that bond us together.
We’re more than an Instagram page - in this digital age we believe genuine human interactions are key and so we host monthly events that bring our community together. Our events are varied and provide the stimulus and resources to help you get the most out of your career. We feature notable speakers, interactive panel discussions, and practical skills training, and there's always plenty of time for drinks and chats!
Past speakers include Dame Cilla Snowball, AMV BBDO Group CEO and Chair of the Women’s Business Council, Broadcaster and Journalist Kate Silverton, and Engineer and Entrepreneur Elspeth Finch MBE. We’ve discussed topics from career planning and difficult conversations at work to unconscious bias and parenthood.
MEET THE TEAM:
SOPHIE JOKELSON, CO-FOUNDER
Sophie is a marketer in the food industry with a passion for innovation and expertise in new product launch and market entry. She is currently living and working in Singapore where she is making the most of the delicious cuisine and working her way around the many beautiful beaches of South East Asia.
ALEXA SALLER, CO-FOUNDER
Having worked in Sales, Design & Marketing, Alexa is a marketer that tries to strike the balance between the commercial and the creative. She's passionate about developing her team to leverage their strengths. On a weekend you'll find her frantically Pinteresting for ideas on how to style her next big bash or pottering around her postage-stamp sized London garden.
JO BOWEN, HEAD OF EVENTS
Following two years of travelling the world post-graduation, Jo settled in London and has spent the past three years working in marketing and advertising, with a focus on events. Outside of work you can find her in the yoga studio or on a dance floor.
ELLA BROWN, DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING CONSULTANT
Ella has always worked in a sales environment but discovered a passion for developing and inspiring others 8 years ago and hasn't looked back since. Work life balance is huge for Ella and she can regularly be found seeking out live music all around London or covered in paint decorating her house.
MADDY JACOBS, HEAD OF CONTENT
Maddy studied History of Art and Classical Civilisation in Dublin and Chicago before moving home to London three years ago. She did stints in children’s publishing and PR before landing in the world of advertising. Outside of the office, she usually has a creative project on the go, or else you’ll find her in the pub with friends.
CELIA VENABLES, HEAD OF PR
Celia is PR and communications specialist, with a passion for getting under the mission and purpose of a brand and bringing that to life creatively in the media to drive change. Outside of ‘work’ you’ll find Celia with her completely cheeky and brilliant baby girl, navigating the hilarious world of parenting.
EMILY WIGNALL, JOINT HEAD OF SOCIAL MEDIA
Emily is a Digital Senior Account Manager, working across a range of brands from FMCG to intelligent search, and has nearly six years of communications experience under her belt. She also has a passion for giving back within the marketing community working with organisations like The Media Trust on its mentor and events programmes and empowering her own teams on a daily basis.
MORGAN CLARK, JOINT HEAD OF SOCIAL MEDIA
Morgan is a Social Media Manager working across a range of FMCG brands, with a keen eye on the right content for the right platform she knows what is what. When not head down in Instagram, Facebook etc she can be found looking into the developing tech world and updating her colleagues on the next big thing.
Working Girls Network is a not-for-profit organisation. Proceeds from our ticket sales go to support Dress for Success London – a charity that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing the support, professional attire and development tools needed to get into employment and thrive in life.