As part of Women in Consultancy, iNNiTi managing director, Alexandra Poole, has helped to launch a two-part webinar series that will explore equality and diversity in the workplace focusing on social mobility and gender imbalance.
Alexandra helped founded the network, Women in Consultancy, with Joanne Willis, director at Hawkes Mill Associates and Jane Baker, business director at Innovative Warehouse Limited. It was established in March 2020 and is open to individuals, regardless of their gender, who work in consultancy and are passionate about the positive impact equality and diversity have on the workplace.
Discussing gender balance in the workplace will be the first topic discussed on Tuesday 28th July. The guest panel which includes Gill Marsden, managing director of NIS, will explore why there are so few women in senior business roles and it raises the question that while women have been striving for equality at work, have they failed to attain equality at home. The guest panel will be chaired by Wendy Bowers, founder of ROLE.
The second webinar, due to take place on Tuesday 4th August, will focus on social mobility in the UK, exploring the education system and how it influences social mobility. It will also tackle how current business leaders can make a difference by promoting and improving social mobility. Panellists include Nora Senior CBE, executive chair of UK regions Weber Shandwick and also chair of the Scottish Enterprise and Skills Board and Marie Hounslow, head of fundraising at Renewable World.
Alexandra Poole, co-founder of Women in Consultancy said, “We are looking forward to the two upcoming webinar events. We have some excellent speakers joining us to discuss the issues that surround inequality in the workplace. Despite decades of progressive efforts, there is still a great deal of inequality in workplaces across the country. The webinars provide a platform to highlight the importance of diversity and equality, as well as how business leaders can promote social mobility in the workplace and deliver change for the future.”