Women in Management - Debate on flexible working

International Women's Day

Start Date: 21 Jul 2016

Start Time: 7:00 PM

End Time: 9:00 PM

Duration: 2 hours

Capacity: 20

Venue: Holiday Inn, Handy Cross, High Wycombe, HP11 1TL › View map

Admission price: Free

Event Capacity: Full

WiM (Women in Management) is our network in CMI that aims to address the specific issues affecting women managers today and to further develop your potential and life chances.

This WiM event is an opportunity to discuss and share your views and ideas about Flexible Working.

The most common misconception of flexible working is women working part time to fit around looking after children. The reality is that 27% of the working population need flexible working for reasons or seasons of their life (Lynne Copp - The Worklife Company).

  • How does a business accommodate a reasonable request for flexible working?
  • How does agreed flexible working not impact the business, the customer, other colleagues?
  • With ever improving technology the possibility increases - why spend more time in the office than you need to?

Join us at this event to discuss this hot topic.  The format is a short presentation /introduction to the topic followed by a facilitated ‘round the table’ discussion. We will capture the ideas on a flip chart with a view to creating a short paper on the subject for sharing with a wider audience afterwards.

Although this is a WiM event, everyone is welcome to join in.

Our discussion leader is Marielle Patterson.


Marielle Patterson

Marielle Patterson

Marielle Patterson started her working life as an assistant to a financial controller in 1991 after graduating with a BA Hons degree in Contemporary European Studies with Spanish. She most recently moved to Sterling Commerce, who were bought by IBM in 2010 and now Marielle describes herself as a people focused, self motivated, tenacious project & management professional. To her it is not the how and when the job gets done but what gets done that counts. Constraints of 9 to 5 don't fly! Flexibility is the key, and knowing how and when it can apply leads to a productive, engaged and happier team.


  • Free event
  • Disabled access
  • Parking

Enquiries contact

Questions about this event should be addressed to Networks Support at networks.support@managers.org.uk or by telephone on 01536 207394.

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