Thursday 4th April 2019
WISH recently co-hosted a panel event at CIH Brighton with the Housing Forum called
Changing the Dynamic – The Benefits of a Diverse Workplace
We’ve made small steps forward in that most people would now agree that businesses benefit from promoting a culture which encourages representation of all groups. It’s been proven that employees are happier, more productive and less likely to leave if they are working somewhere they ‘fit in’ and feel valued for who they are. This timely panel debate provided an opportunity to hear about ways organisations and individuals are reaping rewards from challenging the status quo and taking action to address inequality.
Chaired by Ria Bales, Group Director of People and Change at One Housing, the panel debated a number of issues such as:
We put together a deliberately diverse panel and as a result discussions were lively and engaging and there was standing room only – proving the continued interest in this subject.
Points explored included:
‘Congratulations to WISH on the joint panel debate with the Housing Forum about diversity in the workplace. To be honest I didn’t know what to expect and was probably feeling slightly nervous like some women might feel attending events in our male dominated industry. Unbelievable turnout and excellent discussion’ Robert Russell Partner (Member) at John Rowan & Partners
Tuesday 17th December 2019
Attracting a new generation of women into a career in housing should be one of the sector's key priorities for 2020, according to the Women in Social Housing (WISH) group.Read More