Women in Convenience

Connecting, supporting and empowering women working in the independent convenience channel.

Launched in 2022, Women in Convenience gives women working in the sector a platform to share their successes, a support network to discuss the issues unique to them and access to the tools and knowledge to improve.

As part of the ongoing initiative, we held our inaugural event in November 2022, which gave an opportunity to:

  • Gain inspiration and learn from successful female guest speakers and panelists
  • Meet like-minded retailers and share experiences
  • Discover practical solutions to everyday issues experienced in and outside the store
  • Build a network of long-term contacts from within the convenience sector

The event itself was also open to male retailers – providing an opportunity to understand how to become a better ally to their female colleagues.

Women in Convenience 2023

This year’s Women in Convenience event will take place on Thursday 5 October, at TheStudio, Birmingham and is set to be an inspirational day, packed full of opportunities for female retailers to build their business network and access the tools that will help them reach their full business potential.

Find out more abut the event here and secure your free place today by completing the form below:

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Over the course of the year we will be running quarterly news investigations on gender representation, helping to bring the issues mentioned above to the forefront, provide advice to female retailers, and lobby and enact change across the entire sector.

In addition, there will be focus groups for female retailers to get involved in, as well as quarterly advice-filled newsletters.

If you would like to find out more about Women in Convenience and how you can get involved, please email marketing@newtrade.co.uk or contact Kate Daw on 07886 784465