Our Matrons & Ambassadors


Asma Iqbal Partner at Chadwick Lawrence Solicitors West Yorkshire is now WomenCentre Matron and joined us during #16days of action to eliminate violence against women and girls.


Asma says “As an advocate for Womens Human Rights it is an honour to be supporting WomenCentre as a Matron and Gold Corporate Member. The Charity gives Women courage and offers a safe space at a time of crisis and vulnerability in her life which can lead to empowerment – proud to be supporting this journey for such brave women”.


Retired Police Officer and Advisor to Happy Valley, Lisa is our newest Matron.

Lisa spent the majority of her career in Calderdale then moving on to Police Training School where she taught Equality, Diversity and Rights to Police Officers and Staff.
Once she retired, she started working with  schoolfriend Sally Wainwright in the development of Happy Valley series 1 and went on to be a Police Crime Drama advisor for many productions.

Lisa said “It’s an absolute privilege to be asked to become a Matron for Women’s Centre.
As women we need to share our experiences to work through difficult times together.
Supporting one another and building positive futures for all of us”.


Saxophonist and performer Ellie Sax is one of our Matrons.

On accepting the role she said, “I am honoured to be supporting WomenCentre. As women, we need to stand together and support each other in times of crisis, and WomenCentre supports local women in Calderdale and Kirklees in times of crisis”.


Jill Liddington, writer and historian, has been a supporter of WomenCentre since the very beginning. In July 2021 she joined us as an official Matron.

On accepting the role, she said:

‘I am delighted to support WomenCentre. Providing a safe space for women has never been more vital, and I know the Centre will continue to help women support other women’.