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.
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 West hosted their first event of the 2019 'Gender Diversity: The Challenges of Attracting and Retaining a Diverse Workforce.'
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WISH North West have held a variety of events over the last few months ...
The topic of Women on Boards was extremely popular, and we had over 40 people joining us
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.
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 North West hosted a fabulous evening of beer & chocolate tasting on 11th April at the beautiful Haigh Hall, Wigan.
On Thursday 7th December, the wonderful Equity Housing Group hosted our Christmas drinks event to round off a fun filled 2017.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.