The Guardian launches "Women in ..."

 

Monday 24th July saw the launch of "Women in....", a new series which aims to bring women in the workplace together through a series of debates, dinners, networking sessions and mentoring.  Over 50 senior women from across the public, not for profit and education sectors came together at the Ham Yard Hotel in Soho to celebrate the launch.

Stacey-Rebekka Karlsson, Head of Partnerships at the Guardian and Jo Miller, Chief Executive of Doncaster MBC and President of Solace, spoke at the event and talked of the importance of women joining together, learning from one another and creating a network of professionals to fall upon for support and advice.

Jo Miller said "Women make up 50% of the population. Ensure they are treated fairly, and you'll go a fair way to balancing out other pillars of diversity too, as we are made up of all different races, abilities, sizes and religions.

"A digital forum is also being set up for members who will be able to contribute and suggest what further events and content they would like to see from us, as well as being able to post questions and seek advice from members.  The plan being that we're all there to support each other not only at the events, but also online as well."

The next event, "Women in Higher Education", is being planned for the autumn, with a regional "Women in Public Sector" roadshow being organised in partnership with Solace, the PPMA and the LGA.

Photos and feedback from the event can be found on Twitter #Women17. If you would like to attend one of the events, or are interested in sponsorship, please email stacey-rebekka.karlsson@theguardian.com

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

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