Emery Planning shares secrets on achieving gender balance
Chairman, Denise Emery, and Director, Caroline Payne, were both guest speakers at ‘Gender Balance – Deeds Not Words’; an event staged by Women in Planning North West, a network established in 2012 to support and promote females working in the planning industry.
Appropriately staged in advance of International Women’s Day, the event opened up discussions on strategies that can be employed to actively support women to fulfil their potential in the workplace.
A recent survey commissioned by The Planning Resource ranked Emery Planning number 1 in a league table of 30 planning businesses with the highest proportion of female planning directors (50%). The same survey ranked Emery Planning in 4th place, out of 30, for the highest proportion of women planners (48%).
Denise and Caroline shared some of the practical strategies employed at Emery Planning to help team members deliver their best for the business whilst achieving their own professional and personal goals. They also suggested that true gender equality can only be achieved as a result of a healthy company culture, not just by enforcing processes and policy.
Please click below to see the presentations.