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08/03/2021

Planning ‘buddy’ scheme launched for women

Words: Laura Edgar
Mentoring scheme for women in planning / iStock-1298962052

Women in Planning has launched a mentoring scheme with the intention of bringing together individuals who are seeking support and guidance on their career development from experienced professionals.

It was published on International Women’s Day (8 March).

The scheme will see applicants ‘buddy up’ with a mentor during a matching process that best suits both the mentee and the mentor.

Applications are open to all those working within the planning sector, from students through to women in the boardroom.

Jessica Herritty, chair of the East Midlands committee, said the hope is that the scheme provides “meaningful connections and support for people in our network over the course of the next year”.

Emma Cartledge-Taylor, chair of the West Midlands committee, added: “Women in Planning was set up to empower women and support them throughout their careers. We are passionate about the scheme and it is a fantastic extension of that promise and will contribute to this year’s theme of Choose to Challenge.”

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