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CROWE CLARK WHITEHILL LAUNCHES WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME

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Date: 15/12/2017

National audit, tax and advisory firm Crowe Clark Whitehill has launched a major drive to help support women in the workplace to achieve their full potential.

National audit, tax and advisory firm Crowe Clark Whitehill has launched a major drive to help support women in the workplace to achieve their full potential.
 
The Women’s Empowerment Programme (WEP) was launched at The Hawthorns, home of West Bromwich Albion FC, a central location for an event involving Crowe’s Midlands, Manchester and Cheltenham offices.
 
Manchester-based tax partner Rebecca Durrant launched the event by emphasising the importance of the programme for Crowe, its people, and its clients.
 
Rebecca said: “We will be focusing on the areas where we want to make a change, specifically in flexible working, building networks, mentoring and sponsorship.
 
“We hope this programme will help pinpoint our future leaders and enable us to develop their skills and meet their ambitions within the firm.”
 
The guest speaker for the evening was Jane Kenyon, founder of Girls Out Loud, which is an organisation that mentors teenage girls, and which Rebecca Durrant actively supports.
 
Jane Kenyon emphasised the importance of being brave, volunteering for a project, negotiating a promotion and not being concerned about stepping outside of the comfort zone.
 
The event also heard from Crowe’s chief rxecutive, Nigel Bostock, who outlined his passion for the initiative. Nigel said: “The Women’s Empowerment Programme is an initiative that really matters to me, our people, our firm and our global network. At Crowe we have been working to improve the gender balance at partner level and have made good progress, however there is still more to do.”
 
Consequently Crowe will be encouraging all its people throughout its network to learn more about and to actively support the WEP.
 
Nigel said: “We want to see all of our talented people having the opportunity to maximise their potential.”
 
For more details on Crowe’s Women’s Empowerment Programme and how it can be adopted by other businesses, contact Rebecca Durrant at rebecca.durrant@crowecw.co.uk