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How women are leading planning delivery

International Women’s Day 2015: Making it happen

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 at 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Norwegian Church Arts Centre, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff CF10 4PA, UK

The 2015 Theme for International Women’s Day is ‘Making it Happen’ and to mark this RTPI Cymru and the Design Commission for Wales will be discussing how women are leading planning delivery at an event in Cardiff Bay.

We will celebrate the role of women in leadership roles in planning and the wider built environment and how they are making it happen.

We are very pleased that we will be joined by Welsh Government Minister, Carl Sargeant AM, and our keynote speaker will be Fiona McCandless, Chief Planner for Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland is going through significant changes at the current time in how it organises its planning system and this is being led by a woman – something to celebrate.

We will also hear from a panel of women successfully delivering in the built environment on their inspiration and thoughts for the future, including Rosslyn Stuart, the RTPI’s Director of Professional Standards and Development, Rosemary Thomas, former Chief Planner of the Welsh Government, Judith Jones, Head of Planning at Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council, Maria Amparo Asenjo, Architect and DCFW Design Review Panelist, and Heather Jones, Professional Lead Building Control at Powys County Council.

Carole-Anne Davies from DCFW will facilitate a discussion on suggestions for the future. This is an ideal opportunity for those managing and leading teams to find ways to support women achieve their full potential as part of your team.

The event is free to attend - but pre-booking is essential.

Non-RTPI members are welcome, as are both men and women!