Women plumbers to forge a pathway to sustainability and a greener plumbing industry at the annual Women Installers Together (WIT) Conference
Women Installers Together (WIT) Conference, the dedicated event for tradeswomen within the construction and maintenance industries, organised by Stopcocks Women Plumbers, will take place at the InstallerSHOW, this September in Coventry.
The WIT Conference 2021 will be the first opportunity for all tradeswomen to meet since before the pandemic and will run concurrently to the InstallerSHOW at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry on the 29 September 2021.
“The WIT event is the only opportunity for all tradeswomen to meet and it’s been sorely missed. Some tradeswomen haven’t had the chance to meet another tradeswoman until they attend one of our events,” said Mica May, director of development at Stopcocks, “and we’re very excited to be able to bring women together again, when we’ll be discussing the green future of the industry.”
Sponsored by Graham the Plumbers’ Merchant, Fernox, Monument Tools, Fluidmaster, Vaillant and Mira, the one-day event will welcome 200 delegates from across the construction and maintenance disciplines to network and explore the theme for this year’s conference: ‘Moving into the green agenda’.
The featured talks will include a speaker from City and Guilds on new training initiatives and sustainability strategies at a time when zero carbon emissions goals are a priority for the industry. This is also a topic of particular interest and relevance to the event’s sponsors and delegates. “Tradeswomen we’ve spoken to about the event are very keen to use the information to begin planning their own training in sustainability, an area we know is currently filled with confusion”, said May.
Founder of Stopcocks, Hattie Hasan MBE highlighted the need for such an event: “Many tradeswomen and trainees are very keen to meet. In fact, their isolation in college, jobs and when self-employed is a common topic for discussion in the tradeswomen’s only groups organised and on social media.” WIT was originally set up to help overcome this as there was nowhere else for tradeswomen to meet and, said Hasan: “Past sponsors have commented and returned because they find that as a group, women are especially engaged. They comment on how different the WIT events are to the trade shows because of the quality of conversations and relationships built.”
Tickets to WIT 2021 are free and can be booked online: https://bit.ly/3xGVIlX.