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Thursday 7th July 2022

WISH Summer News 2022

A warm welcome to the WISH summer newsletter..

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Monday 4th July 2022

WISH North East Summer Newsletter 2022

Nurturing and retaining talent in the region must be a levelling up priority...

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Monday 20th June 2022

WISH London Summer News 2022

Read more about the London event 'Going Against the Odds in the Built Environment’

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Wednesday 18th May 2022

Unlocking your Potential: Uncover your authentic self at work

WISH Coaching Programme with Gemma Brown. Starting 22 September 2022. Book early to secure your place...

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Tuesday 26th April 2022

WISH Scotland announces first Chair

We are delighted to announce that Kirsty Wells, Director of Consultancy and Partnerships at Housemark, has been appointed as the inaugural Chair of the WISH Scotland regional board.

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Latest News Archive

Happy Spring everyone!

Find out Lucy's top three priorities for WISH over the next six months ….

WISH North West Spring Newsletter 2022

Our North West region kicked off 2022 in style with a number of fabulous events and a recruitment drive...

WISH North East Spring Newsletter

WISH North East celebrate their fourth IWD Event and winning the Innovation Category at the Northern Power Women Awards in Central Manchester!

How to achieve anything you want

Hayley Gillard brings years of experience as a trainer and a business leader, along with her qualifications in business, leadership and coaching to help you finally release your mindset blocks and be successful.

WISH Spring Newsletter Yorkshire and Humberside

Read the latest news from WISH Yorkshire and Humber..

WISH Leadership Programme 2022 - NOW LIVE!

After last year's success our WISH Leadership Programme with Hayley Gillard is running again!

WISH Scotland Board Membership

WISH is the only membership-based network for women working across every discipline of the housing sector. We are now delighted to be expanding into Scotland!

The Levelling Up White Paper – an Overview

Today Michael Gove is unveiling the government’s flagship Levelling Up White Paper.

WISH Programme Learn the Art of Presenting with Tracey McEachran

Would you like to be a stronger presenter? Do you utter the words "no thank you" when someone asks you to present?

WISH is coming to Scotland

Knowing that women in Scotland would benefit from joining our network we are keen to develop a WISH region in Scotland...

WISH Welcomes Inclusion Expert as new Managing Director

WISH are delighted to announce Lucy Malarkey has been appointed as the new Managing Director of Women in Social Housing (WISH)...

Future Leaders Programme with Gemma Brown

Future Leaders Programme with Gemma Brown. Define your path, embrace your identity and uncover the authentic leader within...

WISH North East Newsletter 2021

Read all the latest news from WISH North East...

WISH Yorkshire and Humberside Winter Newsletter 2021

WISH Yorkshire and Humberside, are joining the Menopause revolution...

WISH Survey - 2021

WISH is really keen to understand more about what you would like to see from us, complete our survey here...

WISH London Winter Newsletter 2021

WISH London look back on their events and forward to a New Year....

WISH Managing Director Post

WISH are looking for a new Managing Director... Helen Greig explains...

WISH North West Summer Newsletter

WISH North West are looking forward to welcoming you back to face-to-face events

WISH Yorkshire and Humberside Summer Newsletter 2021

In May this year WISH Yorkshire and Humberside welcomed their brand new chair Charlotte Murray

WISH London Summer Newsletter 2021

London has some good news to share, we are very proud of Kathryn one of our talented board members.

WISH Spring Newsletter 2021

Read all the latest Spring 2021 News from WISH...

WISH London Spring Newsletter 2021

Latest news from WISH London...

WISH Midlands Spring Newsletter 2021

WISH Midlands recognise International Women’s Day (IWD)...

WISH North East Spring News 2021

The North East region welcomes a new chair, new Board members and introduces a WISH List which is making waves in the region and beyond!

WISH London Winter Newsletter 2020

Happy Christmas and look forward to seeing everyone in 2021

WISH Midlands Winter Newsletter 2020

From all of the board members at WISH Midlands we would like to wish all our members a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and thank you for your support.

WISH Yorkshire & Humber Winter Newsletter 2020

The WISH Yorkshire & Humber board would like to send all their members the very best of Christmas wishes and here’s hoping to a healthy and happy 2021.

WISH South West: Winter Newsletter 2020

Wishing you all a very happy, healthy Christmas season.

WISH North East: Winter Newsletter 2020

We hope you have a lovely Christmas as best you can in the circumstances and we are hoping to see you soon (properly) in the New Year.

WISH South East: Winter Newsletter 2020

From all the board members at WISH South East: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

WISH North West Winter Newsletter 2020

We wish all our members a Happy and Healthy Christmas, and look forward to the challenges that 2021 brings.

Women In Social Housing (WISH) a New Leader

Women in Social Housing (WISH) has appointed Helen Greig as its new Managing Director.

Amazing Chris Smith from Thirteen Group on WISH Membership

Chris Smith from Thirteen Group shares what WISH means to them.

Finding Your Voice Workshop Recording

Did you miss WISH London's workshop on public speaking and finding your voice? Watch it here.

Women in Housing: Leaders 2020

Nicola Dibb and Debra Constance, co-founders of WISH recognised as Women in Housing: Leaders 2020

WISH Y&H held a 'Lets Talk Menopause' Webinar

Watch the latest WISH Y&H Webinar 'Let's Talk Menopause' with guest speakers.

WISH South West Launches with a Well-being online event

Watch the recording of WISH SW's launch last week with guest speaker Aileen Evans, Group Chief Executive & President, CIH.

WISH Midlands Webinar: Epic ways to improve resilience & performance - coping mechanisms for stress and importance of diet and nutrition

Watch the recording of WISH Midland's Webinar: 'Epic ways to improve resilience and performance - coping mechanisms for personal and professional stress and the importance of diet and nutrition' 

WISH London Webinar: Great Careers Don't Happen By Accident - Push Past Your Fears to Reach Yours!

Watch the recording of WISH Zoom Workshop: 'Great Careers Don't Happen By Accident - Push Past Your Fears to Reach Yours!' by clicking on the image below.

WISH North West Webinar Recording: Social Media Powers!

Online workshop from WISH North West and Hel Reynolds on gaining confidence and making a difference on Social media.

WISH Webinar: The Next Generation. What more can our sector do to promote housing to the young

WISH Webinar: The Next Generation. What more can our sector do to promote housing to the young. Special opening address from Tom Rostance, BBC Sports Journalist on how the BBC are trying to make themselves more relevant to a younger audience.

Harry's Pledge: WISH Midlands Zoom Workshop Recording

An introduction to Harry's Pledge - Show your support for Carers within the Housing Sector.

Wates supports Women in Social Housing

Women in Social Housing (WISH) has teamed up with Wates, one of the UK’s leading construction, development and property services companies.

Lovell supports Women in Social Housing

Women in Social Housing (WISH) has teamed up with housing experts Lovell, with the firm becoming a national sponsor of the WISH network.

WISH London Webinar: Employment Rights During Covid-19

This webinar is suitable for anyone who wants to understand the employer’s responsibility and employees’ rights.

WISH North East Summer Newsletter

WISH North East Welcomes New Board Members

WISH Midlands Webinar: Leading with Confidence

Watch the 'Leading with Confidence' WISH Midlands Webinar with Hayley Gillard

Sharing Skills

Nicola Dibb, co-founder and executive director of Women in Social Housing (WISH), talks about why mentoring is vital to helping grow the housing sector.

WISH SW Webinar: Keeping in Touch - Customer Experiences Through Covid-19

Sarah Sargent, Director of Customer Experience at Radian, speaks about customer experiences during the pandemic.

WISH stands in solidarity with #blacklivesmatter

WISH stands in solidarity with #blacklivesmatter. We want our members to know that WISH rejects all forms of racism.

WISH East Webinar: How women are taking the lead in crisis management

Watch the latest webinar from WISH East with Alma Sheren, Amanda Leonard, Elly Hoult, Hannah Harvey and Michelle Gant. 'How women are taking the lead in crisis management'.

WISH North Wales May Round-Up

The past month has brought us Wales' sunniest May on record (that's a fact!), plans for local businesses to re-open in some areas have started to form and we've even seen the arrival of the 'rock snake' - spreading positivity in many towns in our region!

WISH North West Webinar: Resilience

Hayley White, Ultra Adventure runner and PT. Hayley, 43, mum to Freddie has conquered some of the toughest Ultra Challenges in the World. She joins WISH to share her stories of resilience. How you too can become resilient and how you can use these skills in your own roles within Housing.

WISH North Wales Spring Updates

Hello from all of us at WISH North Wales! We're excited to update you on everything that's been going on across the WISH network, with some exciting new Board Member news!

WISH Yorkshire Spring News 2020

WISH Yorkshire & Humberside held a fantastic morning learning about board skills with the brilliant Liz Cross, Gelradine Howley and Tony Stacey.

WISH London Spring News

WISH London held their first ever speed-mentoring event in the new offices of Lovell in central London, where around 45 women from our sector attended and found new mentors.

WISH East Spring News 2020

WISH East is working alongside Greenacre to help women in the East of England grow and develop their network in 2020!

Celebrating International Women’s Day with WISH South East

Earlier in March, WISH South East celebrated International Women’s Day with more than 40 brilliant women working across the housing sector.

WISH North East raise over £2k to help Smart Works support more women into work

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2020, WISH North East brought together nearly 150 housing and associated professionals to raise money for local charity Smart Works.

WISH North Wales Speak Fearlessly in celebration of International Women’s Day

The professional development network, Women in Social Housing (WISH) North Wales recently celebrated this years’ International Women’s Day with an event themed around the power of speaking fearlessly, delivered by the award-winning operatic comedian, Sarah-Ann Cromwell.

Looking for New Board Members: North East

Are you interested in joining the WISH NE Board?

WISH North West Spring News 2020

For International Women’s Day WISH North West held a joint event with Women in Property.

WISH Midlands Spring News 2020

WISH Midlands have been very busy recruiting new board members to strengthen their team. Hear about their recent events...

New Memberships and Administration Coordinator joins WISH

Memberships & Administration Coordinator Gill Cook starts with WISH on Monday 24th February 2020



Sector must focus on attracting new female talent into housing in 2020

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.

December event round up: Sector leaders inspiring us

For our December drinks event, hosted by RSM in Birmingham we were delighted to have a truly enviable panel of guests. Hosted by CIH's former president and housing guru, Alison Inman, expertly guided our panel through a conversation about their stories to leadership, their bouts of imposter syndrome and teasing out some hilarious stories along the way!

CS2 Raise money for Guide Dogs UK

WISH Sponsor CS2 are raising money for Guide Dogs UK and have sponsored a puppy

Women in Social Housing expands its reach with a new region for East of England

Women in Social Housing (WISH), the only member-based network for women working across every discipline of UK housing, has extended its reach. The networking community of women working in the affordable housing and construction sectors has welcomed a 10th region, for the East of England.


WISH, the only member-based network for women working across every discipline of UK housing, has welcomed new Chairs of the board at its North West and Yorkshire and Humberside regions.

WISH North East - Autumn Newsletter

WISH North East are going from strength to strength, find out what the region have been up to in their latest newsletter!

WISH North West - Autumn Newsletter

The new WISH North West Board is now in full swing, find out what has been going on in the region!

WISH South East - Autumn Newsletter

Read the latest updates from with South East in their latest newsletter

WISH Cumbria - Autumn Newsletter

Find out what has been going on in WISH Cumbria in their latest newsletter!

WISH London - Build your personal brand on LinkedIn

Our October London event was a huge success with many people turning up to listen to our speaker, Alexandra Galviz (Authentic Alex). Alex has been named as the top Linkedin voice in the UK 2017 and 2018.

WISH Midlands - Autumn Newsletter

Read the latest WISH Midlands newsletter here!

WISH Yorkshire & Humber - Autumn Newsletter

WISH Yorkshire and Humberside warmly welcomed new board members to the team in the Summer.

WISH London - Autumn Newsletter

Read the latest news from WISH London in the Autumn newsletter

WISH South West - Autumn Newsletter

Read the latest WISH South West newsletter!

Glad rags on for Women In Housing

WISH support the annual WIH Awards Now in its seventh year, the Women In Housing Awards held in Manchester in early October is getting bigger and bigger and was an amazing opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women in the sector from all over the UK.

WISH North Wales - A woman's journey in housing with Hannah Blythyn AM

Over 50 of the network's members and friends attended the event, held at the spectacular Moneypenny head office in Wrexham, to experience a series of presentations, including headline speaker, Hannah Blythyn AM, Deputy Minister for Housing & Local Government.

Giving Golf a Go!

Members from WISH London and WISH South East join Clarion for a day of golf.

WISH Yorkshire & Humber - Secrets to Success

On the 12th September 2019 WISH Yorkshire and Humberside held a fantastic event called 'Secrets to Success' at Capsticks LLP's offices in Leeds City Centre.

National Housing Federation signs up to WISH

WISH is delighted to welcome the National Housing Federation (NHF) 'the voice of housing associations in England' as its latest corporate member.

WISH North West - Gender Diversity: The Challenges of Attracting and Retaining a Diverse Workforce

WISH North West hosted their first event of the 2019 'Gender Diversity: The Challenges of Attracting and Retaining a Diverse Workforce.'

Sponsors Spotlight

At WISH we are hugely grateful to our National Sponsors who support us every year and help us to keep delivering a great service to our members.

WISH North Wales - Something to Think About - The Optical Illusion of Communication

WISH North Wales have hosted their 3rd event of the 2019 'The Optical Illusion of Communication' The event was sponsored by Aura Leisure & Libraries and took place at Wales & West Housing's Office space in Ewloe, which was hired out in goodwill for the event.

WISH becomes a Community Interest Company

Women in Social Housing (WISH) was formed in London in 1998, as an informal group where women from the sector could share their experiences of working in a male-dominated environment.

WISH South West - Managing the challenges and impact of Universal Credit

In June WISH South West held an event all focusing on managing the challenges and impact of Universal Credit.

WISH London - You are what you Tweet!

How many speakers ask you to turn on your phones and tweet as they speak?

WISH Cumbria - Understanding Governance

Our Understanding Governance event with Liz Cross, Founder and Managing Director of The Connectives, was held in Kendal on the 20th June.  South Lakes Housing kindly offered their venue for this incredibly popular event, with 25 attendees joining us to network and take away some excellent insights and information from Liz about what makes a good Board and strong governance.

WISH North East - Impostor Syndrome event

We were delighted to host an event with Dr Victoria Miller on the Imposter Syndrome earlier this month.

WISH Yorkshire & Humber - Archetypes - Present in a style to match

An interactive, informative and practical morning allowing those attending to explore how they present, how they want to present and what this actually feels like.

WISH Yorkshire & Humber - Change & Personal Resilience

On Thursday 23rd May, WISH Yorkshire hosted an event on Change & Personal Resilience. The session was kindly hosted by Savills in Leeds and was run by Mark Turnbull from Do-Well (UK) Ltd.

Changing the Dynamic - The Benefits of a Diverse Workplace, WISH Brighton CIH Networking Event

WISH recently co-hosted a panel event at CIH Brighton with the Housing Forum called Changing the Dynamic - The Benefits of a Diverse Workplace

WISH London Spring Newsletter 2019

WISH London have had a busy start to the year hosting two sell out events 'How to develop the right career strategy' and a joint event with the Housing Forum at the Brighton CIH. We have also welcomed a new Chair and Board members.

WISH London - How to Develop the Right Career Strategy

We had a full house at our last event, with a highly engaged audience putting some great questions to the expert panel. The whole session was excellently facilitated by Elly Hoult Programme Director NHGhousing.

WISH South West Spring Newsletter 2019

WISH South West have had a great start to the year delivering a successful Development biased event in February

WISH North Wales Spring Newsletter 2019

An Exciting Year Ahead for WISH North Wales The first WISH North Wales event for 2019 'Nobody's Perfect' took place on Thursday 24th January. Hosted at the brand new 1891 restaurant in Rhyl, which is part of the Denbighshire County Council-lead waterfront regeneration project.

WISH North East Spring Newsletter 2019

We are delighted to share that the North East region continues to grow and is going from strength to strength. The region's response to WISH North East has been incredible and there is huge support for what we are trying to achieve.

WISH Cumbria Spring Newsletter 2019

WISH Cumbria have had a busy start to the year hosting a great event to mark International Women's Day 'my journey to the top'.

WISH South East Spring Newsletter 2019

WISH South East Region was launched on the 7th February 2019 by our board members at Ebbsfleet Football club. Support was overwhelming, with over 100 attendees and such incredible feedback, which made it clear that starting a new region in the South East was a good call.

WISH Midlands Spring Newsletter 2019

It's been a busy start to the year for us at WISH Midlands. We kicked off with a leadership session in January, kindly hosted by Housing and Care 21 in Birmingham. The session gave attendees the opportunity to hear how the world of business and leadership is changing, and what they can do to make a positive impact on their organisation's success.

Yorkshire & Humber Spring Newsletter 2019

Welcome from WISH Yorkshire. There has been plenty happening with changes to our board and a calming session on how to handle the everyday stresses of life.

WISH North East - International Women's Day Event Raises over £7.5k

To mark International Women's Day, the North East network for Women in Social Housing (WISH) brought together housing professionals from across the region to celebrate the achievements of women and raise money for local charity, Oasis Community Housing.

WISH South East Launch!

We are excited to announce that the WISH South East launch event is taking place on Thursday 7th February!

WISH Midlands - Winter Newsletter 2018

Following on from its recent session on public speaking, WISH Midlands is looking forward to hosting its final event of 2018!

WISH South West - Winter Newsletter 2018

WISH South West are excited to be re-launching the region at their event on Wednesday 14th November!

WISH North East - Winter Newsletter 2018

The WISH North East Region is going from strength to strength. ...

WISH North Wales - Winter Newsletter 2018

We can't believe how quickly 2018 is passing by. So far this year we have hosted some great events to further our mission to support those working in the housing sector, particularly women working in North Wales, to reach their true potential and help positive change in gender equality.

WISH Yorkshire & Humber - Winter Newsletter 2018

Welcome from WISH Yorkshire, we've had a busy year so far including a brand new website and logo! We hope you like it as much as we do.

WISH Cumbria - Winter Newsletter 2018

WISH Cumbria has had an array of exciting and topical events within the past few months

WISH North West - Winter Newsletter 2018

WISH North West have held a variety of events over the last few months ...

WISH North West - Women on Boards - presented by Liz Cross, The Connectives

The topic of Women on Boards was extremely popular, and we had over 40 people joining us

WISH London - The Women leading the UK's largest housing associations share their career secrets at sold out WISH event

WISH London was proud to host an event that brought together the women leading some of the country's biggest social housing providers at Blake Morgan's central London offices last night. 

Social Housing Law Association - 13th Annual Conference in association with WISH

Join the 13th anniversary of the conference organised by and for social housing professionals and their lawyers, this year celebrating the role of women in social housing law and practice. WISH members receive a 10% discount!

WISH North Wales - Governance: The Real Story: The Good, the Scary and the Opportunities.

On September 6th, WISH North Wales hosted an event all about understanding good governance and the importance of addressing diversity in the board room. More than 50 members and friends of WISH gathered at Ty Menai in Bangor...

WISH jobs board used increasingly by housing organisations to support non-executive director positions

Recent research from recruitment consultancy EMA, highlighted by Inside Housing as part of its Inclusive Futures campaign, has shown that while women make up 37% of board members at housing associations, the number falls significantly when it comes to important positions. Just 32% of board chairs are women and just 20% of audit committee chairs.

WISH North West - Women at the Top

In June we held our annual Women at the Top event at Grant Thornton in Liverpool. We had 3 key speakers who spoke about how they progressed in their career to get where they are now. The event was inspiring and thought proving for those who attended and spoke.

WISH Cumbria - Speaking with Confidence

Speaking with confidence was a sell-out event and we were delighted to welcome many new faces. Our guest speaker, Marcus Orlovsky is a TED X host and coaches the speakers so they can get their message across clearly in their 10 minute slot.

New look for WISH as it celebrates its 20th anniversary

WISH has marked its 20th year at CIH Manchester with a rebrand giving the organisation a fresh new look and providing the regional branches with a stronger individual identity.

WISH North Wales Summer Social

WISH North Wales Summer Social with a difference on 14th June was a great success thank you to everyone that came along to our Summer Garden Party and got involved in all the action and games.

WISH Yorkshire - Dare to be (a little bit) Different

A wonderful afternoon delivered by Richard Pascoe from 'Making Presentations' and hosted by Leeds Federated Housing Association. 26 people from across the region and a visitor from the North West all jumped in feet first to participate in 'Dare to be (a little bit) different'.

WISH Cumbria Learns The Modern Way To Get A Job

A job is no longer for life and with the many restructures affecting people working in the social housing sector across Cumbria, WISH Cumbria has offered support to its members, extending the offer to others in the county working in the industry. WISH Cumbria called upon an HR expert to present a workshop packed with give tips and advice on getting a job (or promotion) in a modern world. It proved to be a very motivating and enlightening afternoon.

Secrets Of Success

Following ever popular demand, we held another successful Secrets of Success event in the WISH Yorkshire and Humber region. The event was really well attended by people from various stages in their career and received all who attended gave great feedback.

WISH London - Hacking the Human

DI Suzanne Grimmer from the Metropolitan Police gave a very informative, thought provoking and engaging presentation on how companies and individuals can protect themselves from criminals who strive to steel money, information from individuals and companies, holding them to ransom until money is received to restore their data.

WISH North West Strengths Based Community Development

In May 2018 WISH North West hosted a highly successful workshop event in Manchester focusing on Community Development. Julia Wolfendale presented an approach based on looking for strengths in communities and neighbourhoods, rather than highlighting the deficiencies

WISH South West Networking Event

On May 16th WISH South West held a networking event in Horts, Bristol to coincide with the CIH South West conference.

Entries For The Women In Housing Awards End On 11 May!

The awards will continue to highlight the amazing work and achievements of women in housing and to promote positive role models. The awards will complement Inside Housing's inclusive futures campaign, which aims to promote under-represented groups, and will take place alongside the Inclusive Futures Summit.

Social Media and You

'Social media and me' proved to be a popular session as many of us know we should really 'do' social but we're not really sure how! Our board member (and comms guru) Caroline Chapman, was joined by the talented Hannah Jowett of Leeds Federated to take us on a whistle stop tour of how to get our social media in order!

Let's Take Action Against Domestic Abuse

There is no doubt of the importance social housing has in providing a safety net for those affected directly by abuse - in all its forms. WISH Cumbria's first event of the year took place the day before the national Chartered Institute of Housing Domestic Abuse Conference 2018.

Closing The Gender Pay Gap

WISH Executive Director Nicola Dibb responds to closing the gender pay gap: an in-depth analysis of the sector's figures

Beer & Chocolate Tasting

WISH North West hosted a fabulous evening of beer & chocolate tasting on 11th April at the beautiful Haigh Hall, Wigan.

WISH North Wales - How to Build Your Career and Be Promotion Ready

On 12th April, WISH North Wales hosted an event all about how to build your career and be promotion ready. More than forty WISH members and friends attended the breakfast seminar, at Wales and West offices in Deeside.

Nominate Now For The Women In Housing Awards 2018

International Women's Day marked the launch of the 2018 Women in Housing Awards, with a new date and location for this year.

Celebrating 20 Years Of WISH At CIH Brighton

On International Women's Day, WISH held it's now famous lunchtime networking event a Revolution during CIH Brighton.

WISH Yorkshire & Humberside Spring Newsletter

Here in Yorkshire our WISH regional events programme is about helping you #unlockyournetwork and create connections with like-minded individuals in the sector.

WISH North West Spring Newsletter

On Thursday 7th December, the wonderful Equity Housing Group hosted our Christmas drinks event to round off a fun filled 2017.

WISH North Wales Spring Newsletter

Our North Wales WISH community continues to grow from strength to strength, with over 60 companies from across North Wales now members.

WISH South West Spring Newsletter

The South West region began 2018 with enthusiasm and a lively board meeting at the offices of Clarke Willmott in Bristol at the end of January.

WISH Midlands Spring 2018 Newsletter Update

WISH Midlands has had a busy start to 2018, kicking off in January with a wellness workshop. The networking session gave members practical tools to increase resilience and manage stress - key skills essential to housing professionals asked to do more with less.

WISH London - The Politics Of Housing

The politics of housing: WISH London hosts evening with political candidates ahead of the London local elections

WISH London Spring 2018 Newsletter Update

WISH London have had a busy start to the year hosting a number of events over the last couple of months.

WISH Cumbria Spring 2018 Newsletter Update

WISH Cumbria is pleased to welcome a new board member.

International Women's Day 2018

Statement From Nicola Dibb Executive Director And Founder Of WISH About International Women's Day 2018

WISH Yorkshire & Humber Event - Beat The Christmas Blues

The holidays were over. Winter colds had set in. We have bills to pay and Leeds was offering us what can only be described as tumultuous weather - however nearly 50 brave women from across Yorkshire gathered together in the fantastic Dirty Martinis for our brilliant beat the January blues event!

WISH North Wales Learns all about their inner chimp

The 23rd February saw WISH North Wales host an event where we learnt all about our Chimp, in a workshop delivered by the team behind the highly acclaimed mind management programme, The Chimp Paradox

Competition Winner - WISH At 20 Survey

Thanks to everyone who took part in our 'WISH at 20' survey. We were pleased with the number of responses and feedback received.

NW WISH Event: Influencing And Increasing Your Impact

Hosted and sponsored by Grant Thornton at their impressive Manchester city centre offices, our latest WISH North West event was held on 1st February. We enjoyed a highly interactive and informative session on how to Influence and increase your impact led by Sarah Smith of Indigo Coaching and Leadership development.

A Perfect Match - WISH's New Mentoring Scheme By Nicola Dibb

A recent article from Nicola Dibb in 24 Housing Magazine on WISH's new mentoring scheme.

WISH London - Christmas Party News

WISH aims to bring women in housing together to empower, support, encourage and assist, by building confidence through networking and by arranging interesting and informative seminars to assist them with their day to day roles. Our most recent event was the annual Christmas Party, which is always a sell out and a success for obvious reasons! This took place at the end of last year on the 6th December at The Alice.

WISH South West Winter Newsletter

WISH SW have a new Board Member, Faye Galvin, from Merlin Housing who has lots of PR, Social Media and Marketing experience which we are grateful for. Sadly, we say goodbye to two of our longest standing BMs, Dee O'Neill and Wendy Murphy, who are moving on to pastures new. We wish them both well and thank them very much for all of their commitment and hard work over the last years.

WISH North Wales Winter Newsletter

'Since our launch nearly eleven months ago, WISH North Wales has gone from strength to strength. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you at all our future events.' The WISH North Wales Board

WISH Midlands Winter Newsletter

The last few months has seen the blossoming of a new WISH Region for the Midlands. The networking group aims to connect women from a range of housing-focused organisations to provide them with support, mentoring, training and career opportunities.

WISH London Winter Newsletter

The rain subsided and the sun shone for the WISH Golf Day which was held at the prestigious Blackheath Golf Club on the 13th September. WISH was delighted to see over 40 enthusiastic women put their skills to the test and receive instruction from professionals in the principles of playing golf with the additional benefits of putting their new learned skills to the test on the driving range and putting green.

WISH Yorkshire & Humber Winter Newsletter

Welcome to your Winter newsletter from Yorkshire & Humberside. We have a series of exciting events lined up for you in the coming months!

WISH North West Winter Newsletter

This autumn we welcomed our new Chair, Sasha Deepwell. Sasha has been a board member since May 2015 and was unanimously voted Chair at our annual AGM in September.

WISH Cumbria Winter Newsletter

WISH Cumbria continues to go from strength to strength since it was created in 2015. We are growing steadily with more event attendees becoming members and a diverse range of people attending our events who work right across the social housing sector from housing officers to architects, surveyors and solicitors working in Cumbria.

WISH North Wales Highly Commended

We are delighted that WISH North Wales Region have been Highly Commended for increasing Equality and Diversity in Housing at the CIH Welsh Housing Awards.

Heidi Thompson - Breaking Down Barriers For Women In The Social Housing Sector

WISH's Yorkshire and Humber Chair, Heidi Thompson is breaking down the barriers for women in the social housing sector.

WISH London - Building Confidence Through Networking

WISH aims to bring women in housing together to empower, support, encourage and assist, by building confidence through networking and by arranging interesting and informative seminars to assist them with their day to day roles. The latest event was held on the 5th October and was kindly sponsored by Winckworth Sherwood LLP, which again, did not disappoint attendees.

Shortlist Revealed! Women In Housing Awards 2017

This years' annual Women in Housing Awards will take place at the Hilton Hotel in Manchester on the 2nd of November. WISH are proud to be sponsoring the Most Effective Board Member award.

WISH London Golf Day 2017

The rain subsided and the sun shone for the WISH Golf Day which was held at the prestigious Blackheath Golf Club on the 13th September.

WISH Gives A Helping Hand

WISH Gives a Helping Hand - Anusha Kamboj I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone at WISH. I was invited to my first WISH event in April this year. I was a little apprehensive before I went but Peju Fabunmi reassured and encouraged me with helpful tips.

WISH Launch The Midlands Region

To celebrate the official launch of the Midlands branch of the national Women in Social Housing (WISH) network, the group are hosting a networking event to coincide with the NHF Annual Conference and exhibition on 20 September in Birmingham.

WISH Yorkshire & Humber - Summer Fun Cocktail Making Evening

WISH Yorkshire and Humber Region Holds Summer 'Get Together' Fun Cocktail Making Evening

WISH Cumbria Summer News

WISH Cumbria had a successfu 'Mastering the Digital' event in June, with the guys from Comms Hero providing some top Twitter tips and advice. Attendees of the event have been upping their Twitter game on both personal and professional accounts - my favourite bit of advice from the event was to use pictures in your tweets as people love them!

WISH South West - Summer News

WISH SW's first event of early summer was held in Bristol to coincide with the CIH Housing Conference. The venue was the excellent and historic Horts Pub in the city centre and around 30 ladies (plus a few brave men!) came along for lunch and networking. We on the SW committee have already decided to repeat this next year as it was such a success!

WISH London Summer Networking Reception

WISH London held their annual Summer Networking Reception on 6 July 2017 at the offices of JLL, who specialise in commercial real estate services and investment management, in Warwick Street, London. The event was very kindly sponsored by JLL and attended by over 100 WISH members and non-members.

New Chair For WISH London, Erica Carras

WISH London is delighted to introduce their new chair, Erica Carras, a Principal Risk and Safety Consultant at Walker Management Ltd, a construction consultancy specialising in Project Management in the social housing sector.

North West Region - Summer News 2017 - Happy 5th Birthday To Us!

Throughout 2017 we will be celebrating five years of WISH in the North West. It's been quite a journey since the first tentative steps, and we're delighted we're thriving. We've always shaped our programme to meet our WISH members' and WISH friends' needs and aspirations, and we're changing things around some more in 2017.

WISH Yorkshire & Humber Region Summer Newsletter

Gone are those winter blues with the summer season finally here. (Well maybe, it is England after all!) We hope you've enjoyed the events with us so far, for those who couldn't make it, here are some of the highlights

Sun Shines On WISH North Wales Summer Social

WISH North Wales wished for good weather for their Summer social and got it for the event at The Mulberry at Conwy Marina.

WISH Drinks Reception A Great Success At CIH Manchester

The WISH drinks reception was a popular and welcome break from the bustle of the CIH conference in Manchester on 28 June 2017. Over 120 guests were welcomed to the event by Councillor Bev Craig, who is the lead member for dult services and health at Manchester City Council.

Berneslai Homes Shortlisted For 24 Housing Top 10 Social Landlords

Berneslai Homes are delighted to have been shortlisted again for the 24 Housing Top 10 Social Landlords and they need your vote to help put Barnsley on the map.

WISH Chair London

We are looking for a new Chair to provide leadership and support for London region of WISH. WISH (London) is the longest established and largest and region within WISH. It has approximately 150 members and attracting on average 60 people to a WISH event.

What's Happening In The North West?

This year we are celebrating five years of WISH in the North West! It hardly seems possible that it's been so long, the time has flown. We have built our network to include colleagues in social landlord organisations, development, maintenance, legal, finance, governance, consultancy and more.

WISH SW - Spring Newsletter

WISH SW has continued its run of holding informative and entertaining events. We held a Networking Skills event on March 23rd, kindly hosted by sponsors, Blake Morgan Solicitors in Southampton. WISH SW board members Michelle Thomas and Dee O'Neill provided hints and tips on how to 'read' a room when you first walk in so that you can approach individuals or groups of people with ease; explained what a good 'networking suit' is and how to follow up on leads to ensure business success. Michelle and Dee both have backgrounds in the male-dominated world of development and construction and have around fifty years of networking experience between them! The event was well attended by women who are both new to the world of social housing and those who were looking to brush up their skills.

WISH Yorkshire & Humber - Spring Newsletter

We've gotten off to a flying start for 2017! We kicked off the year with our New Year New You event and are looking forward to our Step Out and Speak Out Event coming up next week!

WISH Mentoring Project Gets A Boost!

Due to the generous support of sponsors Blake Morgan and calfordseaden, WISH has been able to set up a project fund to drive forward specific revenue generating initiatives, including our long awaited online mentoring programme.

WISH North Wales - Spring Newsletter

The North Wales WISH region group is still less than six months old but is going from strength to strength.

WISH Celebrates Biggest And Best WISH Brighton Event Ever

Over 90 members and their colleagues enjoyed the WISH London annual lunchtime networking reception at the Revolution Bar in Brighton on Tuesday 7 March. Held as part of CIHse this popular annual event just gets bigger and better every year.

Professional Development Breakfast Workshop - WISH North Wales

On the morning of Friday 10th February, WISH North Wales welcomed Paul Johnson to Cartrefi Conwy's offices to deliver our first professional development workshop of 2017.

Happy Birthday To WISH North West! - WISH North West Spring Newsletter

Throughout 2017 we will be celebrating five years of WISH in the North West. It's been quite a journey since the first tentative steps, and we're delighted we're thriving.

WISH Yorkshire And Humber Kicks Off With New Year, New You!!

Emma Walker-Cotton of Causeway Consulting joined us at Leeds Federated and challenged the women of Yorkshire and Humber to stop limiting ourselves, be authentic and build our networks to achieve our goals!

The Perfect Job Pitch - WISH North West

Hosted by Anthony Taylor, and held at our WISH NW supporter Beevers and Struthers Manchester Office, Anthony presented a workshop on how we could improve our CV and also to bust some myths around how a CV should look, the information whilst based around CV's and preparing our selves for the next career move our position in the same organisation, could also be transferable to our Linkedin profiles.

DISC - Understand Your Behaviour Style - WISH North West

Hosted by the vibrant Carmen Parkinson from the Business Clinic CIC Preston at our WISH NW supporters office Forbes Solicitors in Preston, we explored the science behind DISC behaviour types, and how those behaviour types interact with each and how we work best.

Christmas Drinks & Networking - WISH North West

On 8th December WISH North West held their annual Christmas Drinks and Networking event at Gusto in Manchester . The event was attended by over 35 men and women who came together to celebrate the achievements of the region.