Women in Planning

Women in Planning is an independent network with the aim to promote a diverse, equitable and inclusive planning industry. We believe women should feel empowered when working in the planning industry.

Our membership fits our vision – it reflects the diversity of work and sectors in the planning industry. We are not a network only for women but a network for increasing diversity, inclusion and equality across the planning industry. We believe equality only comes from being inclusive and therefore welcome all to be involved in our network. 

Our vision is to increase diversity, equality and inclusion in the planning industry. We aim to do this by:

  • Increasing the visibility and profile of women in the planning industry to make it the norm;

  • Identifying and promoting inspirational female role models in the planning industry;

  • Championing the promotion of women by creating an environment where like-minded professionals can connect, talk openly about their ambitions and encourage each other to take on new challenges;

  • Supporting the professional development of our members through insightful events;

  • Presenting different career paths within the planning industry;

  • Creating networking opportunities which allow for the sharing of experience, knowledge and best practice in our sector;

  • Providing our members with a forum for making meaningful professional and social connections; and

  • Fostering an environment that promotes a culture of diversity, equality and inclusion.