event write up, Women in Planning Official

5 years of making Women visible in Planning

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On Monday evening, 4th December 2017, Women in Planning celebrated its 5th anniversary with a Christmas drinks reception, kindly sponsored by GVA and Osborne Richardson.

In her speech, our co-founder, Charlotte Morphet, reflected on the success of our last 5 years and set out the future direction of our network and where we see the role of women in planning. Charlotte reflected on the reason for setting up the network which was to make women visible in the planning world, noting that;

“Alison Mackay and I were looking for a networking forum that would work for us. We noticed at so many events most of the speakers and attendees were male, which we thought was strange because we knew there were lots of women working in planning.” 

Over the past 5 years, the network has achieved a great deal including an incredible ‘Proud of Women’ series of events which actively sought to make women working in planning at senior levels more visible and act as role models for women starting in the industry.

2017 has been an especially good year for us with the addition of two new Branches, one in South Wales, which launched in November 2017, and another launching in January 2018 in the North West of England.

Over the next 5 years, Women in Planning will be focusing on:

  • further growth across the UK with additional branches;
  • growing and diversify our membership base making sure it represents all women working in planning and development, at every level of their career;
  • creating a network which will empower and support our leading women so that the days of an all-male expert panel or leadership board are behind us;
  • creating a forum that provides for our members to make meaningful social and business connections and encourage them to share and support each other’s ambitions;
  • influence positive change in the workplace through targeted research, information sharing and membership surveys. We realise that greater efforts need to be made to strive for equality in the workplace, especially in terms of both pay and promotion. This starts with a better understanding of the industry baseline and what our members feel are the issues.

We thank you for being a part of our journey, whenever you may have joined and look forward to seeing you at our events in 2018. From all of us on the committee, thank you for your continued support. Seasons greetings.

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We are expanding – Women in Planning North West

We are proud to announce that we are launching a North West network later this year.

We are looking for committee members to assist in delivering the new network.

Women in Planning has a strong reputation for delivering events in London, as well as supporting other like-minded networks.

As a committee member you will be:

  • event co-ordinating
  • sourcing sponsorship
  • managing communications
  • attending bi-monthly meetings (date to TBC)
  • an ambassador for the network.

If you are interested in joining the Committee please email Jill Bell, Alison Mackay and Charlotte Morphet at womeninplanningnorthwest@gmail.com, or via social media (LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook), as we would love to hear from you.

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We are recruiting!

Women in Planning are growing and we want your help.

Our Network has a strong reputation for delivering events in London as well as supporting other like-minded networks.

We are now looking for dedicated committee members to assist with our work.

As a committee member you will be:

  • event co-ordination
  • sourcing sponsorship
  • managing communications
  • attending bi-monthly meetings (starting on 21 September 2016)
  • an ambassador for the network.

If you are interested in joining the Committee (along with Alison, Charlotte and Mary) get in touch either by emailing womeninplanning@gmail.com or via social media (LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook), as we would love to hear from you.

 

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Thank you

We here at Women in Planning wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who attended last night. We were thrilled to meet new people.

We also wanted to say thank you to our speakers Miranda Pennington, Partner at Metropolis Green, Ann-Maire Shiven, Associate Director at Robert West and Michele Vas Managing Associate at Dentons.

Thank you also to our sponsor and host Dentons.

We hope you all enjoyed the evening and look forward to seeing you all at the next event!

A review of the event will be posted in due course, but for now we leave you with our new favorite planning law blog:

http://www.planninglawblog.com/

Proud of Women 3 sponsor and host.
Proud of Women 3 sponsor and host.
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HAPPY NEW YEAR

We would like to wish you a happy and prosperous 2014. Hopefully you have not returned to 1000s of emails.

We are currently putting together the events  for the year and will advertise them on here.

We welcome suggestions of events or venues so please do get in touch with us by emailing us at womeninplanning@gmail.com.

We thrive on you telling others about this network, so please do share this blog.

We look forward to seeing you in 2014!