Our network chair is Samantha Allen, chief executive of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
Sam has worked in the NHS for over 21 years, beginning her career as a temporary receptionist in a community mental health team. Sam became a chief executive in March 2017.
Sam has been a friend and active supporter of the network, and in January 2018 took over from previous chair, Sarah Walter, who began a period of maternity leave at the end of 2017.
Read Sam's blog Be the change we want to see
Read Sam's blog for International Women's Day.
Find out more about Sam, her leadership journey and her plans for the network in the below film.
Follow Sam on Twitter @samanthallen
Introducing the new chair of the Health & Care Women Leaders Network from NHS Employers on Vimeo.