Women plumbers are just 1 in every 100 plumbers in UK, just one of them has been awarded an MBE. That woman plumber, who proudly identifies as Turkish Cypriot, seems to have found a way to get more than the
The first MBE for a woman plumber goes to Hattie Hasan, founder of Stopcocks Women Plumbers for her work to increase the numbers of women in the heating and plumbing industry. Recognised in the New Year’s Honours list for her
Little did Hattie know, but she was going to receive an Installer MERIT award and luring her to the church was just part of the plan…
Women can be plumbers, and women do want to plumb. While the conversation around women plumbing stays at the first hurdle, the real issues of how to attract women into the industry and how to retain them gets ignored.
WIT 2018, the 2nd Women Installers Together Conference took place on 4th July. We’re still flushed with success (see what we did there?)
Here’s some of the feedback from women who attended.
Last September an extraordinary thing, the WIT Conference, happened. It really shouldn’t have been that special to have 80 women plumbers in a room at one time but it was. Mica May from Stopcocks Women Plumbers explains what makes the Women Installers Together Conference this July 4th so unusual.
Why do so many new businesses fail? The vast majority of us would prefer the freedom and flexibility of working for ourselves, so what stops us and what stops so many of us who try it succeeding? It isn’t skill,
Why do it all on your own? Most new businesses fail in the first few years because the people making them who had wanted to spend their time doing the thing they’re great at, have to not do that thing. They have to spend their time learning a whole new set of skills that they may not enjoy or be good at – while their home, food, quite probably their relationship and children depend on them getting it right.
It doesn’t have to be this way with all that unnecessary pressure.
Are you a skilled woman plumber or gas engineer who wants to work for yourself? Perhaps what you need is a W.I.F.E. Consider the Stopcocks Women Plumbers proposal. Many women who train in skilled trades want to work for themselves,
We know that not all the women plumbers and gas engineers in UK managed to attend the first ever WIT Conference on 13th September, but the feedback from people who did has been so very positive we’re definitely going to