Earlier this month, the BIFM's Women in FM Special Interest Group (WIFM) hosted its third annual all-day conference in London. The event featured a range of speakers from FM professionals to English channel swimmers and Emma Parry, co-founder of charity organisation Help for Heroes. This year's theme was 'breaking through' - and here are a selection of quotes from a day that set out to inspire.
29 January 2015
The WIFM conference is gaining quite a reputation for inspirational oratory. With others such as channel swimmer Nick Alford and Help for Heroes' Emma Parry telling their stories of meeting and overcoming challenges, it was perhaps Deborah Rowland who best met the 'breaking through' brief, explaining how tenacity and passion can overcome the problems of prejudice and the 'old boys' network. Also, the use of the film #Likeagirl’ by Lucy Jeynes in the panel debate confronting the issue of gender discrimination was thought-provoking. All in all, the BIFM WIFM event was an inspiring one - here's to WIFM 2016.