CHP is to hold its first ever women in housing conference at Hylands House, Chelmsford, Essex, on Thursday March 8th 2012 in celebration of International Women’s Day.
The conference – titled ‘keep calm and aim high’ – champions women employed in the housing, legal and construction sectors.
Over 100 female attendees at the fully subscribed free event will be taking part in master classes led
by respected key note speakers Bernadette Kelly, Director General, Market Framework Group of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Anne Elliott, Managing Director of business consultancy, EMA, Sheena Pickersgill, Chief Executive of Ascendere Consulting Limited, Lynn Vickery, Chair of Providence Row Housing Association and Denise Kent, CHP’s Director of Commercial Services.
Following a recent government announcement calling for more women to apply for senior roles and become company board members; the master classes - titled ‘career development and assertiveness’; ‘networking and building professional relationships’; ‘women on boards - skills, attributes and how to develop them’ and ‘women in non-traditional roles’ - are designed to help delegates progress within their industry.
The conference will also provide the attendees with the opportunity to establish new business contacts with fellow delegates at a networking lunch.
Lynne Foster, CHP Director of Development, Support and Transformation, said: “The conference not only celebrates International Women’s Day but the achievements of women working in the housing sector along with its associated industries in general.
“We decided to paraphrase the wartime slogan and call the conference ‘keep calm and aim high’ as we want to encourage women to do exactly that, aim high and achieve their potential. Needless to say, we’re absolutely delighted that the conference has proved to be so popular.”