The Black Women in Leadership Network (BWIL) has appointed Bupa Group’s chief medical officer Dr Paula Franklin (pictured) to its advisory council.

Launched in July this year BWIL is a network of black female professionals with a mission to increase the representation of competent black women in leadership and decision-making positions in corporate organisations across various sectors in the UK.

BWIL says it will harness the experiences of senior black female leaders, decision-makers and the expertise of its network, partners and alliances to inspire and empower the next generation of black female leaders.

Along with the other members of the advisory council, Franklin will play a key role in providing guidance to the BWIL board and management team and in attracting new members to the network.

Dr Franklin said: “Given the year we’ve had, there is no better time to prioritise the leadership development of black women in the UK. I am delighted to support BWIL Network in transforming the narrative and setting an example for women at all stages of their careers.”

Abi Mustapha-Maduakor, co-founder of BWIL added: “We’re delighted to have Dr Paula Franklin on board as an advisory council member. We look forward to her guidance and counsel as we develop BWIL further. I’m especially glad that our members will be able to be influenced by a woman whose career is an example of dedication to excellence and inspirational leadership.”

Date published: October 14, 2020

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