Networking breakfast to launch the Humber Women in the Workforce project
Fri, 25 Feb 2022

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is collaborating with several local partners for a breakfast networking event to celebrate International Women's Day and to launch the region's Humber Women in the Workforce project. 

The breakfast event will take place on Tuesday 8 March 2022 from 8am at the Aura Innovation Centre, Bridgehead Business Park in Hessle.

Helen Gibson MBE, the managing director of Agencia, a Humber-based company which helps organisations bring about change around criminal justice, health and social care issues will be a guest speaker at the event. Cllr Jane Evison from East Riding of Yorkshire Council will also be providing the welcome address.

There will be opportunities to ask questions, discuss and network as well as to sign-up to one of the Humber Women in the Workforce programmes run by each of the partners.

The partners in the £1.3 million funded European Social Fund programme to support women in the work place - East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Hull City Council, Source Solutions and the University of Hull - would be delighted to see you at the event, to connect with you and to find ways to support you.

International Women's Day is about everyone coming together to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality - #BreakTheBias

You can register for this event by visiting: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/272117208897

The Humber Women in the Workforce (HWiW) programme is providing training and support to over 600 women in the region by developing their skills and increasing opportunities for progression, better equipping them to retain employment and progress within the Humber labour market. The aims are: 

  • To deliver a range of support and training to tackle specific barriers to equality and enable women to progress in the workforce.
  • To engage with SME employers to help them to address inequality in their workplaces, providing support and training to promote positive culture change and introduce reviews of policies and procedures.
  • To create a network of influence and aspiration for young women in the Humber led by women.

Councillor Jane Evison, portfolio holder for economic development and tourism at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: "I think it is fantastic that the event is falling on International Women's Day and I hope that anyone interested in finding out about the project can join us for the breakfast event. I'm really looking forward to attending the event myself and hearing more about the project and what it sets out to achieve over the coming months"



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