As part of our commitment to increase the number of women in trade roles, we are proud to be founder members of a new Women’s Trade Network.
Launched in partnership with Plentific, the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), Peabody, Notting Hill Genesis, L&Q, Women’s Pioneer Housing and Direct Works, the network will provide training, support and access to roles for women who want to work in trade.
Females make up just two percent of tradespeople in the UK, a statistic that we are committed to changing. In addition to joining the network, we have also signed the Women’s Trade Network Pledge, which is a commitment organisations can make to increase female representation in the industry by removing barriers, empowering and supporting women, as well as providing access to job opportunities.
Ways in which workplaces can do this include:
Empower and Support
Group Executive Director for Affordable Housing, Debi Marriott-Lavery, is passionate about supporting women to achieve their personal and professional ambitions and has welcomed the opportunity to be involved in this important initiative:
“We are delighted to be a part of the Women’s Trade Network, and we’re committed to working with our partners to break down the barriers which prevent women from pursuing trade roles. Being part of this pledge enables us to drive forward much-needed change for women in the industry, as well as developing the diversity and skillset of our workforce, supporting our vision to build sustainable communities that work for everyone.”