A network intended to empower women working in the planning sector is launching a branch in the North West.
Women in Planning was founded in London in 2012 by planners Charlotte Morphet and Alison Mackay.
It is open to women at all professional levels working across planning in the private and public sectors and academia.
Women in Planning committee member Sarah Reid, a barrister from Kings Chambers, said that the new North West group had been formed “to recognise and support the achievement of women across all sectors of the industry in the North West”.
“By sharing our collective knowledge and ideas, by celebrating our successes, by creating a supportive environment where experience can be shared, and by creating opportunities for professional development, we hope to promote equal opportunity and equal representation for women in our profession”, she said.
The inaugural Women in Planning North West event will take place at Artisan in Manchester from 5.30pm on Thursday 25 January.