Liverpool event to showcase pioneering women

A free-to-join online panel event this week organised by The Women’s Organisation will showcase a trio of women who are excelling in what have been traditional male industries

Helen Milne
Deputy chief executive at The Women’s Organisation, Helen Milne

 

A trio of women who are trailblazers in their traditionally male-dominated industries will this week take part in a free-to-join online panel event organised by The Women’s Organisation on Wednesday, May 18.

Rebecca Armstrong, director at Mersey Eco Grants, Liz Hartley, director at Hive Projects, and Ruth Wood, head of commercial at Mersey Maritime, will offer their invaluable perspective into their respective sectors.

They will lead what is expected to be a thought-provoking discussion on the challenges, and the opportunities, of being a woman in a male-dominated sectors such as construction, professional services and maritime.

Each of these pioneering, high-achieving professionals will share their experiences and offer a fascinating snapshot of how their efforts are helping to transform working environments in which women have long been underrepresented.

Deputy chief executive at The Women’s Organisation, Helen Millne, said: “We are thrilled to have such an esteemed panel of progressive, professional women – each of whom are challenging gender bias that still sadly exists.

“Of course, we know there’s much work to be done in terms of achieving gender parity in the world of business and commerce, and we know that certain sectors lag further behind than others in terms of gender representation – particularly at senior level.

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“But in order to get anywhere and affect the landscape for women rising through the ranks, we need salient examples of women who are already working – and indeed thriving – in those male-dominated environments.

“All of the women joining us on Wednesday are doing just that. Their accounts will offer a blueprint to help future generations of women who want to continue to break down those traditional barriers. It is sure to be a fascinating and lively event.”

The Women’s Organisation is the largest developer and deliverer of training and support for women in the UK. It has supported over 70,000 women and helped to create more than 4,000 businesses since its launch in 1996.

The panel is free to join and takes place on Wednesday, May 18 at 2-3.30pm. Click here to register.

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