Women in Water and Environment - "Making Waves"

Date: 24th September 2018

Location: DoubleTree by Hilton, Leeds

Time: 10:30-13:00

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This event will explore ideas for networking opportunities aimed at promoting the professional growth and success of women working specifically in water and the environment.
 
We will discuss organisational values, leadership, diversity and inclusion and how these affect women working within the water and environment sectors.

Our special guest speakers will provide an insight into their experiences of working within the industry and what businesses are doing to support women within their organisation.

 

Jo Harrison, Asset Management Director at United Utilities

Jo is the Director of Asset Management at United Utilities. She has over 20 years of experience of working in the water industry and has worked for UU since joining the company in 1998. She is a chartered member of the Institute of Water and Environmental Managers (CIWEM) and a Chartered Environmentalist. She is also a member of the UKWIR Board, a member of the North West Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC) and a Trustee of the Community Forest Trust.”

 

Liz Barber, Finance Director at Kelda Group (Yorkshire Water)

Liz joined Kelda in 2010 from Ernst & Young, where she was a partner and led the audit practice for the North region and the UK wide water utility team. At Kelda, Liz has developed her professional interest in sustainability and its impact on business performance. She chairs the CFO Network of Accounting for Sustainability (one of HRH’s The Prince of Wales’ charities) and, following Yorkshire Water’s successful pilot of the Natural Capital Protocol, sits on the board of the Natural Capital Coalition. Liz is an FCA.

 

Mark Pye, Divisional Director - Asset Management at Jacobs 

Mark leads the business advisory function within Jacobs’ Strategic Consulting and Digital Solutions area of business.  A member of the Institute of Asset Management, Mark has had a varied career in the water industry in areas such as asset creation, assets management, operations and change leadership and more recently has moved into consulting, working across various sectors including water, aviation, local government and transport.

 

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Location
The DoubleTree by Hilton is situated on Leeds waterfront and offers stunning views of the city. Conveniently located just a few minutes' walk from Leeds City Station.

Join us to enjoy a scrumptious brunch and meet with like-minded colleagues to discuss opportunities and ideas on what can be done to help progress women working in water and the environment.

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The cost of this event, including brunch, is:-

WIF Partners & Full Members £35 + VAT
WIF Associate Members £50 + VAT
Non-Members £75 + VAT

Registration deadline 07 September 2018.

If you are unsure of your organisation's membership status, please check on our website here.

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Review

FEEDBACK

Following on from this successful event, we have analysed the workshop outputs and feedback survey results to produce a list of priority areas which were ranked as being most important in enabling personal/professional development. This report has been made available to all the attendees. If you would like to receive a copy of the summary, please contact us here.

 

 

PRESENTATIONS

We would like to thank our inspirational speakers for their contribution on the day. The slides from Jacobs Mark Pye can be viewed in pdf format here Women_in_Water_Making_Waves_Jacobs_Presentation.pdf