West Midlands Women’s Voice (@WMWV_) is dedicated to resetting the economic and socio-political agenda in the West Midlands, ensuring that women feel heard and supported.

Our Managing Director, Rebecca Simkiss, is one of the Co-founders of the group, and so we thought that you might be interested to read a bit about the events they are hosting in the next few weeks.

Coffee and Cake Discussions: Being 19 in 2019

WMVW are holding a coffee and cake discussion event on 27 November 2019, 6-7.30pm, to hear the voices that are sometimes not heard. To dive deeper into the issues as you would with any friends catching up in a relaxed environment over a slice of cake and coffee at the wonderful Light House in Wolverhampton.

What does it mean to be a young person living in the West Midlands in 2019? To be starting out on your career with so much change yet potential ahead? Do young people feel pressure or opportunity?

Join the conversation over some coffee and cake,  to understand our joint hopes; concerns and ambitions. WMVW will be sharing the findings with interested Political, Business and Social parties to help ensure the opinions of women in the West Midlands are heard and acted on.

To find out more click here.

 

‘Wellbeing and Place – how does our environment impact upon on physical and mental health and wellbeing?’

Wellbeing is fast becoming a key issue for many of us working across the built environment as it impacts directly alongside where and how we work, live and play. We have long known that our built environment can affect our physical health and now, far from being taboo, mental wellbeing is quite rightly being shouted out and influencing how we design and build property and the spaces in-between.

This joint event with the RICS to celebrate their #valuetheplanet campaign, will include guest speakers such as Louise Wyman, Design Lead WMCA and West Mids Metro Mayoral Advisor and Jane Findlay, Director of FIRA and incoming President of the Landscape Institute who will speak on how we can all benefit from effective and well implemented design across the built environment.

A panel discussion will be led by Louise Brooke-Smith OBE, Strategic Planning advisor at Consilio and former RICS Global President, who will invite the audience to join in the discussion on wellbeing and why it’s good for business.

This event will be held at RICS Offices, 55 Colmore Row, Birmingham on 4th December 2019, 5-7pm.

To find out more click here.

 

If you would be interested in hearing more about West Midlands Women’s Voice and all they do, take a look at www.WMWV.co.uk or follow them on Twitter for regular updates at @WMWV_