Friday 23rd October 2020
It's over two decades since Nicola Dibb (left) and Debra Constance (right) set up Women in Social Housing (WISH), our network that champions and connects women who work in housing. Initially a small group based in London and focused on networking events, it now has more than 500 members and its regional hubs cover the entire country. We are proud to announce that they have both been recognised in this year’s Women in Housing: Leaders 2020 Awards.
In the past 18 months, it has become a formal community interest company with a stated dedication to attracting new female talent to the sector, supporting the progression of women once they are in a role in the sector, as well as reducing the gender pay gap.
Our panel felt not only that Debra and Nicola deserved celebration as individuals, but that WISH itself deserved recognition “as an organisation that has done so much over the years”.
Nicola Dibb said,
"Thanks to Inside Housing for this lovely recognition of our work! Honoured to be amongst such company. Cheers to everyone else on the list and let's carry on supporting and raising women up in UK Housing until there is a genuine parity."