Women in Compliance was formed for, and by, women in social housing and facilities management, to provide support, encouragement and motivation to females in the sector.
Our group provides a supportive environment for women in our sector to share their experiences and discuss topics important to them.
Women in Compliance is open to all women working in safety and compliance in the social housing and facilities management sectors and is free to join.
We hold networking events, run mutual mentoring schemes, provide inspiration and offer technical advice on asset and building compliance.
Most importantly, we facilitate our community of work sometimes women are overlooked or undervalued so we are here to encourage confidence, independence and empowerment!
Empowered women, empower women
Why are we here?
It has been over 100 years since women officially received the vote on the same terms as men. We are often told the gender gap is continuing to shrink, disparities in levels of pay are diminishing and, overall, the professional landscape for women has greatly improved.
However, as women, we are more than aware that this is not always the case and the path ahead is not always straightforward. So the question is how can we help women, a key contributor of any successful team, take a more active and fulfilling role?
As women working in the compliance sector, men in the workplace significantly outnumber us. Of the top 100 housing associations only 22 are led by women. Men continue to have higher-ranking positions, receive higher earnings and, quite often, less childcare responsibilities. These issues just scrape the surface and we’re curious to find out what the real issues and reasons are for lack of career progression amongst women in our industry. We suspect they have much to do with personal confidence and possibly lower expectations than those of our male counterparts.
Dates of our networking sessions (more dates to be added as they are confirmed):
24th April 2019 – Celtic Manor, Newport
4th July 2019 – Ansty Hall, Coventry
26th September 2019 – Crieff Hydro, Scotland
29th October 2019 – St Paul’s Cathedral, London
31st October 2019 – Thornbury Golf Club, Bristol
6th February 2020 – AGSM Technical Meeting, Durham
3rd March 2020 – AESM Technical Meeting, Durham
20th May 2020 – Celtic Manor, Newport
9th July 2020 – ASCP Technical Meeting, Midlands
30th September 2020 – Crieff Hydro, Scotland
12th November 2020 – ASCP Technical Meeting, London
If you would like further information on joining or participating in the group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women in Compliance is kindly supported by Intergasst