Women in Wholesale’s speed mentoring hits the mark
There was advice, networking and inspiration galore as Women in Wholesale’s annual speed mentoring event took place at the end of April.
More than 100 wholesale colleagues congregated for the event in London as female employees from suppliers and wholesalers were given practical career support and guidance.
The aim of the session was for women mentors to help attendees grow their careers in the industry and help the sector achieve greater diversity in senior positions.
Nine mentors, including Bestway Trading Controller Lisa-Jayne Hanson and Lumina Intelligence Managing Director Jill Livesey, spent quickfire sessions with groups to impart their wisdom on a number of work-related topics.
Among the presentations were sessions on creating personal development plans, effective pitching, dealing with imposter syndrome and how to successfully lead a project. This was followed by a talk from guest speaker and trans ambassador Katie Neeves.
“The hands-on, practical advice and support that Women in Wholesale gives enables change to be seeded at grassroots level,” says Clare Bocking, Women in Wholesale Chair (and DCS Chief Commercial Officer), who was also one of the mentors.
“At Women in Wholesale, we’re committed to developing and inspiring individuals, believing that big change will occur through every small change achieved.
“Supporting the development of brilliant female talent will benefit the individual, their company and our industry and creates an exciting virtuous circle of growth.”
Get more reaction and insight from Women in Wholesale’s speed mentoring event in May’s edition of Wholesale News.Clare Bocking Jill Livesey Katie Neeves Lisa-Jayne Hanson Speed Mentoring Women in Wholesale