Our Vision

In the current economic climate, professional networking is more important than ever.  Joining  WISH gives our members excellent opportunities to make connections with women at all stages of their careers and across the whole range of organisations who operate in the sector – both private and public.  This is what really sets WISH apart and ensures our members get maximum benefit from being part of our Network.

WISH is run by a Central Board ensuring our strategic aims are met and the regions are adequately supported to deliver an engaging calendar of informative and entertaining events for our members. 

The major objectives that are the cornerstone of the WISH Vision are:

  • Encouraging more young women to choose careers in the affordable housing and construction sectors when they leave school, college or further education.
  • Addressing career progression for women already in these sectors, building confidence, encouraging success and challenging stereotypes and barriers. 
  • Motivating women to stay in the sector by offering guidance through our mentoring programme and peer to peer support at our networking events
  • Being thought-leaders in the sector, highlighting the issues of diversity, gender inequality and what the sector can do better to retain women and address the gender pay gap.

WISH is a professional and friendly Network giving members the opportunity to network in relaxed, safe environments whilst enjoying inspirational guest speakers and making a wide spectrum of contacts, some of whom may become friends for life.

Networking the WISH way – ‘It's not who you know its who knows you’