IWD 2022: Women in the Events Industry
As part of International Women’s Day 2022, we are showcasing some of the incredible women who work with and for Freemans Event Partners. The process of pulling together the materials, speaking to our teams and recognising their many achievements has been a real source of pride.
Women have long been under-represented in the events market. There have been barriers to entry, for sure. There are many reasons for this – from historical bias through to working culture, unsociable hours, travel and a perceived lack of flexibility and opportunity for women in the market. Hours can be long during peak season and require travel nationally or internationally. And for many this is challenging. We recognise this.
But times are changing.
At Freemans Event Partners, the proportion of women in our workforce is growing, not just in number but in an increasing diversity of roles, at all levels. In fact over 50 per cent of our current workforce are women. From HR to sales and marketing, accountancy to warehouse management, catering to compliance – we have women succeeding across the board (and on the Board!).
Our approach is centred around flexibility and opportunity. Showing our people what they CAN achieve, demonstrating the opportunity to grow and flourish, to move within and between disciplines across the business. It’s about fostering a culture where everyone has a voice and are able to pursue their ambitions.
If you’re looking to join our diverse team, we have open vacancies for a variety of positions throughout the business, take a look!