Women@work consultation session in Lochgilphead

Argyll’s Women@work project is hosting a consultation session in Lochgilphead Community Centre on Manse Brae from 12.00 to 14.30 on 22nd February.

Lunch is provided – so please use the booking details below to keep the catering side of the free event up to date with demand.

The session will examine the updated focus of the group, as it achieves an earlier set of objectives and moves on with a new focus to take it to 2015.

The project team wants to know what sort of role participant individuals and organisations see themselves playing in taking the new focus forwards – and those interested in becoming members will be welcome.

Women@work

Women@work exists to empower women, many, because of their gender, dealing with the presence or the aftermath of periods of removal from work outside the home; and with a degree of disorientation and lack of confidence in their return.

It highlights issues around employment, economic activity, gender segregation and gender imbalance.

It;s key target groups to contact and support from now until 2015 are women under 30 years of age; black and ethnic minority women; low paid or unemployed women; and women in rural locations.

It’s workplan is for four advisory group meetings, 3 network meetings im each area, 8 learning events, one in each area per year – and one annual conference.

As well as these events, members network through a variety of online social media; and discussions on these forums can inform the creation of training programmes and events.

New directions for 2012-2015

What the new focus for Women@work hopes to see result from its work over this period – all of which will  be discussed together on 22nd February, is:

  • A strengthened and broad community of women in the Highlands focused on reducing and preventing disadvantage and inequality in employment, economic activity, gender segregation and gender imbalance
  • Increased awareness of the issues, challenges and needs experienced by women in the Highlands in relation to economic activity, gender segregation and gender imbalance and sharing effective solutions, tools and models for addressing those needs
  • Reduced disadvantage and inequality for women in the Highlands in relation to employment, economic activity, gender segregation and gender imbalance as a result of increased participation in learning and development opportunities
  • Increased capacity of women in the Highlands to engage and influence public and third sector providers in the redesign of public services to meet identified needs and challenges

Booking

To book to attend the free event on 22nd February:

  • phone: 01463 710777
  • email: womenatwork-admin@weascotland.org,uk
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