Averil Leimon is an experienced leadership psychologist, founder of White Water Group, author, and a force behind White Water Women. Averil started her early career working with women. In the 1980s, with great optimism, she designed and ran the first University of Glasgow night classes for women on interpersonal skills and she hired Strathclyde Business School to run programmes for women on Confidence, Assertiveness and Success for Women. These led to her corporate work. Increasingly successful and working at the most senior levels, it gradually dawned on her that she was always working with men. When she began to research what had happened to the women, she became passionate about championing the cause to encourage more women to achieve their potential and move into senior positions.