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Women in Fire Engineering launch first conference

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In 2021, the Institution of Fire Engineers launched the women’s networking group. One year on, and the group continues to go from strength to strength and has announced it is holding its first in-person conference on 9th February 2022 at Norton Park Hotel, near Winchester.

The organisers said the event will be an opportunity for delegates to discuss, collaborate and network with a focus on empowerment: “Women often suffer with a lack of confidence which can lead to a lack of self-promotion, leaving them unseen and undervalued.  The conference aims to address this issue.”

The conference will see Dr Barbara Lane, Arup Fellow, Director of the Arup University and officer to the Arup Group Board, give the keynote speech. This will be followed by a roundtable discussion on the challenges that women face working in the fire industry.

There will be three expert presentations on empowerment topics by leading executive coaches:

  • Mel Stanley will be covering how to make an Impact
  • Sara Pardoe-Flay will speak on assertiveness & confidence
  • Sarah Farmer will provide insight on influencing skills

The conference will conclude with a Panel Q & A session.

Link to Eventbrite booking page for February Conference:  Women in Fire Engineering Conference Tickets, Thu 9 Feb 2023 at 09:00 | Eventbrite

Membership of the IFE Women’s Networking Group is free and open to all, including women and male allies who support what we do and what we stand for.  Members do not have to be affiliated to a particular institution or professional body.  For more information on how to participate in our events, see our LinkedIn Group page at:  The Institution of Fire Engineers – Women’s Networking Group | Groups | LinkedIn

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