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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. The next one is on February 4th.
  • NEW WiW Wellness Group – a free quarterly online session for team leaders and mental health first aiders to share best practice. New dates for 2022 coming soon.

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 Breakfast Briefing is on February 4th 2022 9:30am-10:30am with the title We are Being Resilient

It’s led by Gary Back, ex-Coca Cola European Partners boss, now a motivation coach.

The aim is to take a deeper dive into the notion of ‘being connected’ and introduce the ‘We are being resilient’ model with a chance to get involved in live exercises and interact with the other participants.

Rooted in scientific research, ‘We are Being Resilient’ is a pick and mix of tips, tricks and hacks which can turn a negative mindset into a positive, thriving and successful one.

Gary and Alan will steer us through specific techniques that will help you become more resilient, boosting morale and productivity.

Be prepared for an interactive session!

Register here

Conference October 7 2021

ONWARDS! Building Better People and Teams 


Watch the presentations from October’s conference here

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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