Sponsors are beginning to flow in, supporting the annual Women Installers Together (WIT) Conference 2018.
In spite of several campaigns and initiatives female plumbers are still a largely ignored minority in the industry. Numbers are unknown, making progress impossible to monitor. One of the aims of the annual conference is to urge the industry to count female plumbers and gas engineers; ‘we don’t count if we’re not counted’.
Joining this initiative and celebrating the women in the industry, along with event partners Polypipe and Stopcocks Women Plumbers are Vaillant for the second year and new sponsor Impey.
Hattie Hasan founder of Stopcocks Women Plumbers and host of WIT 2018 says: “It’s great to work with Vaillant for the second year of the WIT Conference – it’s vital for leading manufacturers to show the way and by supporting this event again Vaillant are clearly showing their desire to highlight and celebrate women in the industry.
“We’re delighted to welcome such a distinguished and excellent company to work with us again and make the Women Installers Together Conference an even bigger success than last year.
“We’re very excited to welcome Impey as a new sponsor starting what we hope will be a beautiful relationship.
“With the increasing desire for wet-rooms, Impey’s innovative solutions show they’re a forward thinking company enabling elegant and beautiful design in both form and function – exactly our sort of people!
“WIT leads the way in highlighting and celebrating female installers and Impey lead the way in wet-room systems; a marriage made in heaven!”
The free conference this year is on 4th July which gives rise to the theme of Independence; a characteristic female plumbers and gas engineers have in spades.
As well as speakers including Olympian Anna Hemmings MBE and Hattie Hasan, founder of Stopcocks Women Plumbers, the event can confirm that Jazz Wilson from Polypipe; Stopcocks event partner, will be offering a training session on Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace. Jazz’s session last year received excellent feedback from everyone present.
Delegates will also have the time to speak on the ‘open mic’ and tell their own stories (contact [email protected] for how to get involved).
Doors open at 9.30am for a continental breakfast and the first speaker will begin at 10.00.
Lunch is provided at 1pm followed by more speakers and open networking for the sponsors and delegates until the raffle and the event finishes at 4pm.
The venue is The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, Fitzrovia, London WC1E 7BT
For further information and blogs on the position of women in the industry, see: www.stopcocks.uk. To register for updates and tickets as soon as they are released, visit: www.eepurl.com/dhY0Jf. To contact event organisers, call Mica on 0800 8620010 and for a sponsorship brochure, email: [email protected]