First ever Women in Planning Yorkshire event sells out

First ever Women in Planning Yorkshire event sells out

Women in Planning Yorkshire which launched on 22nd November was a sell-out event after much anticipation.

Over 100 Planning professionals at all stages of their careers attended a networking event at Dirty Martini in Leeds to promote the newly formed network.

The launch event was co-sponsored by Kings Chambers and leading commercial property firm CBRE.

The group aims to champion diversity within the industry and promote gender equality. The Women in Planning network events are not exclusively for women. The network welcomes all involved in the profession – private, public sector, academics, third sector or students.

Constanze Bell, Planning Barrister at Kings Chambers and Committee Member for the Yorkshire branch said:

“The Yorkshire branch is now up and running thanks to a fantastic launch event”.

Alison Mackay, Senior Planner at CBRE Leeds, Co-founder of Women in Planning Network and Committee Member for the Yorkshire branch said:

“We are overwhelmed by the positive response and interest from people all over the region in joining the network”.

The launch event was covered in the business section of the Yorkshire Post.

Those interested in the work of Women in Planning can view the organisation’s website at womeninplanning.wordpress.com, where they can also subscribe to the organisations mailing or follow on twitter @WiPlanningYORKS or join the Linkedin Group – Women in Planning Yorkshire.

For further information and any enquiries, please contact womeninplanningyorkshire@gmail.com.

Pictured: Kings Chambers & CBRE, event sponsors at the Women in Planning Launch Event: (from left to right) Gary Smith, Senior Clerk at Kings Chambers; Oliver Freer, Director of Town Planning at CBRE; Megan Bracha, Senior Planner at CBRE; Alison Mackay Senior Planner at CBRE; Constanze Bell, Planning Barrister at Kings Chambers; Sarah Reid, Planning Barrister at Kings Chambers; & Piers Riley-Smith, Planning Barrister at Kings Chambers

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