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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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Meet the Women in Wholesale Steering Committee






Please take note of the key 2022 events:

Wellness Group – 25th August 9:30-11am. Run by Amanda Casey at JW Filshill for Mental Health First Aiders and leaders who want to share tips. Register here

WiW Allies – 1st September 10:00-11am. Run by Chris Tarquini of Brown Forman for male managers and leaders who would to become better allies. Register here

WiW Annual Conference – September 22nd at 1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AE. Our annual get together in a state-of-the-art venue. Learn more and register here. 

Conference September 2022

Be The Best You

Join us for a full day of inspiring and lively sessions designed to help business leaders and emerging talent to be their best selves and create the best work environments for their teams.

Date: 22nd September 2022

Venue: 1 Wimpole St, London W1G 0AE

Timing: 10:00am-4:30pm

Drinks and networking: 4:30pm-6pm

Sessions will cover:

  • Diversity and inclusion hacks – easy-to-implement tips
  • Returning to work – creating better work environments for parents
  • How to grow ideas – inspiring stories from entrepreneurs
  • Understanding neuroscience to create inclusivity
  • Situational leadership – what it means and what works
  • How to be compelling and influential

Register here

Tickets cost £200 + VAT

Sponsors get two free places

Watch the presentations from the 2021 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.

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.



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