Mitie Women Can Month

Simon Kirkpatrick, Chief Financial Officer & Executive Sponsor Mitie Women Can Network

International Women’s Day takes place on 8 March annually around the globe. At Mitie, this means a month of celebrating the exceptional women who go above and beyond to deliver for our clients, bring fresh thinking and challenge the status quo, and who make a positive difference to our communities day in day out.

The theme of International Women’s Day this year is #EmbraceEquity, calling on us to stand together to champion a fair and equal world/workspace/culture, that actively promotes and supports women in all aspects of life. 

At Mitie, we have made good progress against our Gender Equality Agenda, but we recognise there is still more to do. International Women’s Day gives us a platform to encourage open and honest discussions as well as implement tangible actions to address gender inequality in the workplace.

Get Involved

Exceptional Women in Mitie

Wednesday 8 March

Shard Town Hall & Teams

Time: 12.00pm-1.00pm

Please join us in our annual celebration of Exceptional Women in the business who have gone above and beyond to deliver on client requirements, brought fresh thinking and challenged the expected, brought teams together through hard times and good times, or who have mentored and supported others along the way, or have made a positive difference in our communities and in our workplace.

International Women’s Day

Wednesday 8 March

Shard Town Hall & Teams

Time: 3.00pm-5.00pm

This year’s theme is called #EmbraceEquity, a campaign that calls on us to stand together to champion a fair and equal world/workspace/culture, that actively promotes and supports women in all aspects of life.

We will be joined by a panel of very special guests as we discuss their career journeys, experiences and insight, the difference between equality and equity, the barriers that exist for women in the workplace and what we can do to promote equity to achieve true inclusivity and equality for all.

Why Allyship is Important

Tuesday 14 March 2023 

Shard Town Hall & Teams

Time: 1.00pm-2.00pm

This year MWC asked you to nominate amazing individuals who have gone the extra mile to support, empower and champion women at Mitie, who help to break down gender stereotypes and barriers to women’s career progression and who promote Equity as well as Equality for all.

Sim Sian (Head of EDI) and Dan Guest (COO Technical Services) will also talk about the new ‘Allies Programme’ that Mitie are launching with our partners at Inclusive Employers.

Career Spotlight with Becky Slack

Thursday 23 March 2023

Teams Live

Time: 12.00pm-1.00pm

Join us for a fascinating career spotlight with Becky Slack, journalist, communicator and business leader.

Becky was a founding member of the UK’s Women’s Equality Party and helped create its first policy documents.  As a strategic communications advisor and fundraiser, Becky has helped improve access to support for women experiencing domestic abuse, violence and financial hardship.

The 3 R’s Masterclass with Sonya Barlow

Thursday 30 March  

Shard Town Hall and Teams

Time: 12.00pm -1:30pm

Following on from the Power & Purpose Masterclass held in January, MWC are hosting a follow-up event on the 3Rs: Reflection, Realising your potential and Resilience.

This event is not just for women, everyone is welcome to attend!

Volunteering with Mitie Women Can

Mitie Women Can are passionate about volunteering with organisations that align to our network objectives and interests.

We actively promote volunteering with school leavers and people struggling to get into work. This aligns with one of our key objectives to support and empower the next generation of women joining (or returning to) the workplace.

There are many ways in which YOU can help with this:

  • Mentoring
  • Balanced shortlist and blind CV recruitment practices
  • Giving people a chance to prove themselves
  • Providing support to upskill those from disadvantaged backgrounds to provide Equity

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Update your Diversity data

Please update your diversity data on People Hub.

Updating your data will help create an inclusive culture where everyone can be their true self’s. We want to create an environment where you feel safe and supported.

A crib sheet on how to update your data can be found here.

Update your diversity data here

Join our Diversity Networks

At Mitie, supporting people is about much more than providing the tools colleagues need to do their jobs – we strive to create an inclusive, supportive culture that celebrates exceptional people in a workforce of 155 different nationalities

Our six diversity networks are available for any colleagues to join and influence positive change across Mitie. They focus on Women, Race and Ethnicity, Disability, Sexual Orientation, Parents & Carers and Veterans and Reservists.

Find out more and how to join