Future female leaders pinpointed in new drive by Crowe Clark Whitehill
PUBLISHED: 14:32 20 February 2018
Supporting women in the workplace to achieve their full potential is at the heart of a new initiative launched by a firm in Cheltenham
The Women’s Empowerment Programme (WEP) has been officially launched by national audit tax and advisory firm Crowe Clark Whitehill’s Midlands, Manchester and Cheltenham offices.
Tax partner Rebecca Durrant said: “We will be focusing on the areas where we want to make a change, specifically in flexible working, building networks, mentoring and sponsorship.
“We hope this programme will help pinpoint our future leaders and enable us to develop their skills and meet their ambitions within the firm.”
Guest speaker was Jane Kenyon, founder of Girls Out Loud, an organisation which mentors teenage girls. She stressed the importance of being brave, volunteering for a project, negotiating a promotion and not being concerned about stepping outside of the comfort zone.
The event also heard from Crowe’s chief executive, Nigel Bostock, who outlined his passion for the initiative.
He said: “The Women’s Empowerment Programme is an initiative that really matters to me, our people, our firm and our global network.
“At Crowe we have been working to improve the gender balance at partner level and have made good progress, however there is still more to do.”
Consequently Crowe will be encouraging everyone throughout its network to learn more about and to actively support the WEP.
Nigel said: “We want to see all of our talented people having the opportunity to maximise their potential.”