Adventurer Sally Kettle announced as Speaker for WIT 2023

The 6th Women Installers Together (WIT) event, WIT 2023 will take place on 4 July at London Met University in Holloway, London.

Launched by Hattie Hasan MBE, this event is the only one of its kind, a highly interactive event, where tradeswomen meet and create relationships with one another and our sponsors and supporters. It celebrates the achievements of skilled tradeswomen and brings them together to overcome the isolation caused our low numbers.

Continuing the tradition of trail-blazing women speakers, WIT 2023 will welcome Sally Kettle as keynote speaker this July.

“I can’t wait to speak to the tradeswomen at the WIT event this year. Having competed in male-dominated environments throughout my career, I understand how important it is for women to come together, share experiences and support each other. It’s a great initiative and I know it will create valued connections for tradeswomen working across the UK. I hope my talk gives both inspiration and the rallying cry that you can conquer any ocean with persistence and courage.”

Tickets for all tradeswomen and women trainees are free here: https://WIT23.eventbrite.co.uk

Opportunities to sponsor the event are still available by contacting mica@stopcocks.uk. The sponsors supporting the event so far this year include Monument Tools, Vaillant UK and Williams all at partner level, Stopcor Limited, ADEY, LCL Awards, Swale Heating and On The Tools.

Here’s a comment from a tradeswoman who’s just registered for this year’s event: “Can’t believe it’s FREE! Thank you! I can’t wait.”

In the last 10 years, numbers of women in skilled trades have increased by 0.7% to reach 1%, and yet 23% of women are interested in becoming tradeswomen (in comparison to just 11% of men). The industry is facing a massive skills gap with the average age in trades at 59. Encouraging women into trades can make a real difference in increasing the numbers coming into trades overall by introducing major cultural changes. An inclusive industry is not just attractive in today’s marketplace but is demanded by a workforce no longer prepared to be forced into boxes that damage mental health and drive talent from this exciting sector.

Tickets for all tradeswomen and women trainees are free here: https://WIT23.eventbrite.co.uk