Events our colleagues attended during March 2022
#BreakTheBias: Kirsty Rogers (DWF's Head of Environmental, Social & Governance) hosted a conversation with the Government Legal Department's Treasury Solicitor, Susanna McGibbon, on her journey as only the second women to hold her role, how the Government Legal Department are improving diversity, the issues they are facing, and how we can all #BreakTheBias.
Exploring Imposter Syndrome: DWF and Enterprise Rent-a-Car delivered an interactive webinar to explore imposter syndrome and the psychology behind this phenomenon. We heard from DWF and Enterprise Rent-a-Car colleagues about their personal experiences and advice on preventing imposter syndrome.
Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world: As part of our 5 Star Futures education programme for schools, students heard from female leaders within DWF about their career journey, the challenges they faced, and the opportunities they have had and things they wished they had known when they started their career journey.
Which fashion designers empower women more?: A virtual discussion on global fashion, cultural sensitivity and how we can #BreakTheBias: Mohab Khattab (DWF Arabia CEO) hosted a discussion with our D&I Leadership and Gender Strand Leadership groups on female led fashion in Arabia. We explored how we can empower women, build awareness and #BreakTheBias on a global scale.
Internally, our colleagues were also able to register for International Women's Day events delivered by our partners Everywoman, Bupa and Workplace Options
New initiatives & resources for 2022
We will be using International Women's Day as an opportunity to launch some new initiatives designed to support our colleagues and create a better gender balance. These include:
- Launching our new Returning Parent Support Network
- Publishing new guides on gender allyship
- Promoting Women's Health resources
- Increasing visibility of our menopause support as well as holding virtual menopause sessions
- Profiling role models throughout the business and encouraging more to step forward to increase visibility and share their experiences.
Please note: We acknowledge that not all of our colleagues identify with binary genders. This programme of activity is designed to be inclusive of those who identify as women as well as non-binary and trans individuals.