Diversity in Wholesale is a new initiative from FWD to encourage diversity and inclusion in the wholesale channel by providing support and a welcoming environment for talented people from all backgrounds.
It builds on the excellent work of the Women in Wholesale movement, and will retain the 2023 events programme designed by WiW Founder Elit Rowland and the Steering Group. This year’s focusses include wellbeing, age inclusion, male allyship and disability inclusion.
Events which are specifically for women, such as the Speed Mentoring day and the Coaching Academy, will retain the Women in Wholesale branding.
We believe that for the wholesale sector to attract, retain and inspire the widest range of available talent it needs to provide an environment where people of any age, gender, ethnic group or social background are given opportunities and the right support they need to succeed.
Diversity in Wholesale aims to help wholesalers and suppliers overcome obstacles to inclusion and equity.