International Women's Day 2018 #pressforprogress


International Women's Day 2018 #pressforprogress


Here at Mattinson Partnership, we are supporting International Women's Day in our own way! We are holding a drink and nibbles night supporting Inspiring Women in the Built and Natural Environment and we have 3 very inspirational women giving career experiences and recommendations on the industry. This led me to look into some of the other exciting events that are happening around this year's 2018 #pressforprogress theme.


WOW: Women of the World Festival 2018

"After a status quo-shattering end to 2017, the Southbank Centre's Women of the World festival is more than necessary than ever. The 2018 edition does not disappoint, featuring a killer line-up championing everything good and great in the world of women, and everything that still has to change. In the 100th anniversary year since the first British women won the right to vote, Southbank Centre's eighth WOW festival is not one to miss."


International Women's Day Breakfast Morning

"Settle in for some early morning inspiration with help from four women leading the way in their industries. This panel will see Suitcase Magazine founder Serena Guen, author and broadcaster Emma Gannon, and more discuss empowerment, building your own community and the politics of being a woman."


She Draws: She Builds - Celebrating International Women's Day

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) present Women in Construction: a special event at the RIBA to celebrate International Women's Day.

This informal evening event aims to bring together women in architecture and construction, and encourage conversations and collaborations between disciplines. During the evening, there will be giveaways of complimentary tickets for the already sold out 'Women Leaders Speed Mentoring' event.


Future Female Engineers

Exclusive networking event for female students studying STEM subjects to build their professional network, practise soft skills and meet recruiters on the lookout for female talent. Students will hear from recent graduates, current recruiters and senior female engineers who will give them an insight into application processes and what it's like to be in the engineering sector.


International Women's Day Party

To show our support for International Women's Day, we're dedicating a whole primetime Friday night to female awesomeness. On Friday 9th March, we've got a huge line-up of mega-talented women who happen to be some of our fave Records bars regulars.

Whatever you do, or however you celebrate, we wish you a happy International Women's Day.

If you'd like to know what else Mattinson Partnership is doing to support women in our industries, feel free get in touch!



GregI joined Mattinson Partnership in late 2016 as a Senior Consultant with a background in hospitality and financial services recruitment. I'm well-versed in the nuances of a myriad of different industries, including media, consumer and hospitality, along with the talents specific to them. With 12 years of experience in challenging industries, I now aim to provide a unique approach to recruitment within the Energy and Transport sectors. In the weekends you'll find me playing rugby and cycling.



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London Wildlife Trust.

We are proud partners of The London Wildlife Trust, a charity dedicated to protecting the wildlife and wild spaces of London by driving environmental projects throughout the city. Our team often get involved at ground level in Wild Workdays by helping to maintain and restore treasured spaces and land… we love to get our hands dirty! We also run multiple interactive workshops, providing their conservation trainees with invaluable career advice and insights into the environmental sector to prepare them for employment. Most recently, we worked with young people taking part in their Keeping it Wild programme, which engages young people from backgrounds currently under-represented in nature conservation.

Royal Town Planning Institute.

The RTPI represents planning professionals in the UK and Ireland and aims to encourage the development of vibrant and prosperous places and communities. Our Senior Consultant Freddie enthusiastically attends the annual Planning Convention, and we host several events throughout the year to show our support, including drinks networking and a literal pub quiz. We also keep in close contact with our friends down under, at the Planning Institute Australia and New Zealand Planning Institute. In addition, we sponsor the London Planning Summit, an event designed to address the biggest challenges facing the industry. This is our opportunity to stay on top of the latest changes in town planning by meeting with other key professionals in the sector, while celebrating our achievements.

Land Securities Group Plc.

One of our clients, LandSec, are the clever people behind Girls Can Do It Too, an initiative designed to encourage girls to consider a career in construction. Currently, only 11% of the construction workforce are female, and LandSec are attempting to increase this number by providing education and engagement projects and workshops for girls aged 11-13. Featuring workshops on demolition and tower building, as well as challenging the girls to design a planning project of their own (with a focus on budgeting and environmental considerations), LandSec have proven their dedication to addressing the need for diversity in this very male dominated industry. Ruth assists the project by sharing her fascinating insights into the industry and is even on the project judging panel!

Urban Land Institute.

In partnership with Urban Land Institute we are able to play an imperative role in creating a larger and more diverse pool of candidates within the planning & property professions. Working in schools we take part in the Urban Plan Educational workshops programme, which has now reached more than 2,500 pupils in 100 schools since its launch. Alongside more than 200 industry volunteers engaged across the country, we provide invaluable industry & careers advice to students while guiding them through their workshops and helping judge their presentations.

Carbon Footprint.

Carbon FootprintTM works to help organisations offset their CO2 through tree planting and community projects worldwide. By partnering with Carbon FootprintTM, we have planted native trees and shrubs such as Whitebeam, Hazel, Field Maple, Silver Birch, Rowan, Beech, Blackthorn, Holly and Dog Rose to create a Mattinson Forest that spreads across South East England. Carbon FootprintTM work in conjunction with the Florestal Santa Maria Project (FSM-Redd Project), designed to reduce deforestation in the Amazonian Rainforest. So, for every tree we plant in the UK we guarantee a tonne of CO₂ offset in Brazil too. Carbon FootprintTM have allowed us to not only do our bit for the environment but also commemorate moments of growth for our clients and candidates.