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Women in Wholesale

WiW is an educational networking programme designed to inspire, support and develop women of all levels working in UK grocery and foodservice wholesale.

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Please take note of the key 2022 events:

  • WiW Speed Mentoring – A fantastic day of learning and networking took place in April
  • WiW Annual Conference – September 22nd at 1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AE. Our annual get together in a state-of-the-art venue.
  • WiW Breakfast Briefing sessions  – free online events focused on specialist topics. The next one is on May 19.
  • NEW WiW Wellness Group – a free quarterly online session for team leaders and mental health first aiders to share best practice.  Contact for 2022 dates. 

Breakfast Briefings

Women in Wholesale has launched one-hour long morning briefing sessions on specialist topics to help members to stay mentally motivated and connected.

The next session, Being the Best You, is on May 19th at 9.30am

Managing perimenopause

with Sarah Robb, Premier Foods
Having worked in wholesale for more than 20 years as a successful senior marketeer, parent and cycling enthusiast, Sarah is a great inspiration to others.

A member of the British Cycling Breeze Leaders, which helps to get more women onto bikes, Sarah is a true ally to women both at home and work.In this session, she will reveal how she balances work, life and all the challenges it brings – including going through peri-menopause, the transitional time around menopause – to be a successful senior leader in a male-dominated space.


April 28 2022
Speed Mentoring

A fantastic day of learning and sharing

Women in Wholesale and FWD’s Speed Mentoring event took place on April 28th in London.  This  free full-day event featured nine amazing mentors:

Tackling Imposter Syndrome – Lisa Jayne Hanson, Bestway

Creating Career Paths – Joanna Florczak, JJ Foodservice

Managing Stakeholders – Louise Hoste, SPAR UK

Empowering Middle Managers – Cheryl Hope, Blakemore Foodservice

Good Networking – Jill Livesey, Lumina Intelligence

Allyship – Alex Faupel, Microsoft UK

Personal Development Plans – Clare Bocking, DCS

Bringing Your Whole Self to Work – Ayman Nasreldin, Professional Coach

How to Pitch Ideas – Andy Lancaster, Natwest Bank





Speed Mentoring is our fastest-growing event and perfect for up-and-coming leaders and anyone who needs a confidence and motivation boost.

The day consisted of a series of short, focused conversations in small groups, led by our mentors who will chair a 14 – 18 minute discussion. They were a fast-paced but informal way  to make industry contacts, whilst the discussion topics will provide substance to the conversations.

The day ended with an extended networking session in a local pub.



Conference October 7 2021

ONWARDS! Building Better People and Teams 


Watch the presentations from October’s conference here

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