Women in Wholesale announces ‘Onwards!’ theme for 2021

Ladies at Women in Wholesale event

Women in Wholesale has announced the theme of ‘Onwards!’ for 2021 to reflect the need for businesses to keep moving forward on the diversity agenda.

“When a crisis hits, it’s easy for diversity and inclusion to take a back seat if it is not embedded in your culture,” said WiW Chairperson Clare Bocking. “Onwards! reflects the need to progress and move forwards, both personally, professionally and on a company-wide scale.”

There are now no all-male boards across the FTSE 350 firms, according to the 30% Club’s latest data. “Wholesale has some catching up to do. Our 2021 programme will help,” said Bocking.

WiW also announced its Speed Mentoring event will take place virtually on 29 April 2021.

Early confirmed mentors include Managing Director of SPAR Retail, Louise Hoste speaking on ‘Learning from the Biggest Brands,’ Chief Operating Officer for JJ Foodservice, Mushtaque Ahmed on ‘Digital Meeting Skills’ and Managing Director of JW Filshill, Simon Hannah, on ‘Managing Employee Well-Being.’

The event is free to attend – and there’s more information online.

For information on how to get involved in sponsoring WiW contact martin@fwd-UK.com.