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Women-only network appoints male chairman

A networking group with the aim of supporting female leaders has been criticised for appointing a male chairman.

AllBright announced that Allan Leighton, chairman of the Co-operative Group, had taken the role.

The privately-run group describes itself as "the network for working women in the UK".

Co-founder Debbie Wosskow defended the decision, saying that to create change you "need to bring men with you".

The group was founded in 2016 by Debbie Wosskow OBE, who launched home exchange website LoveHomeSwap, and Anna Jones, former chief executive of publishing house Hearst.


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