We find out about Women Leading The Way, a new network of women making a difference to young women’s mental health and personal growth.
In a world that’s increasingly demanding, there’s a growing desire for women to carve out time for themselves – to unite, feel empowered, and make a positive impact on their communities. Enter Women Leading The Way (WLTW); a new initiative under the WIZO umbrella, geared towards a younger generation. The aim is a three- pronged approach of personal growth, community engagement, while fundraising for vulnerable families in Israel.
This forward-looking collective launched recently with an inspiring workshop led by personal coach Jen Walper Roberts of Conspire Coaching. The workshop provided a platform for attendees to explore priorities and plan for their next chapter.
At its core, WLTW aims to create a network and volunteering collective that offers women the opportunity to enhance their own lives while giving back both here in Leeds and in Israel. It’s a win-win-win situation. The networking events will focus on self-development and collaborating on issues that resonate with women.
As for the volunteering aspect, WLTW will make an impact by working on projects with local organisations and building on the bonds formed during events. These projects are designed to be completed in just a few hours, making it easier for busy women to make a meaningful difference in their community.
WIZO, the charity behind WLTW, has a rich history of championing women’s rights in Israel. It has played a pivotal role in legislative changes, such as advocating for equal pay and a law which requires violent men to undergo therapy. Its Safety Net programme provides support and empowers women fleeing domestic abuse to become confident and independent as they start a new life.
WIZO was established in 1918 by pioneering women, most notably Leeds- born Rebecca Sieff, and WLTW hopes to carry forward their legacy by replicating the ethos and spirit of those women here in Leeds for the next generation.