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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 – April 28th at 250 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4AA. Our popular event returns to Natwest’s stunning venue.
  • 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. Keep an eye out for up-and-coming dates.
  • NEW WiW Wellness Group – a free quarterly online session for team leaders and mental health first aiders to share best practice. The first event is taking place on December 16th, register here.

Conference October 7 2021

ONWARDS! Building Better People and Teams 


Watch the presentations from October’s conference here

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.

In November we held our first ever male-only session on how to be a better male ally. Here’s the presentation from Brown Forman’s Chris Tarquini

  • What a male ally is (and what it isn’t)
  • Why we need them
  • Key topics: unconscious bias, equal pay, menopause etc
  • How to challenge gender inequality in the workplace
  • Actionable advice to use straight away 




Supporting Your Employees Though the Menopause on August 5 2021 was led by Sam Simister, Future Development Director at Innocent Drinks and hosted by Elit Rowland, Women in Wholesale.

April 29 2021
Speed Mentoring

A fantastic day of learning and sharing

Seventy participants took advantage of the skills and experience of seven fantastic mentors at our Speed Mentoring session in April. Working in small groups, they explored issues of career progression and mental wellness in the workplace.

The mentors have kindly agreed to share their presentations – thanks to them and our sponsors for their commitment to Women in Wholesale.


Positivity in Leadership: A Research Cheat Sheet
Blonnie Whist, Lumina Intelligence

Building your Personal Brand
Aoife Kenny, Blakemore

Wellbeing in the Workplace
Simon Hannah and Amanda Casey, JW Filshill

Setting Goals for Mental Health
Clare Bocking, DCS Group

Public Speaking with Confidence
Tabitha Hunter-Smale, Sugro UK



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