A flying start to 2022 for the Women’s Organization as it provides training to hundreds of people in Merseyside

Liverpool’s leading social enterprise, The Women’s Organization, has already provided training to more than 300 people just one month into 2022.

Based in the Baltic Triangle, just outside the city centre, the Women’s Organization held 25 courses and training events in January. 96 other events have already been confirmed until March 31.

This means that by the end of the first term it will have run 121 separate sessions – an unprecedented number for the organisation, which has been providing training to people in the Liverpool area for over 25 years.

This latest figure far exceeds the number of training courses and events delivered during the same period in the previous two years – 39 and 37 respectively. Business Advice Plus manager at The Women’s Organization, Sophia Kennedy (pictured above), says they don’t expect things to slow down any time soon.

“During the period of confinement, we have seen the number of applications received at The Women’s Organization almost triple,” she said. “It was a real sign of resilience and tenacity in the face of adversity that women have faced primarily throughout the pandemic.

“It’s fantastic to see so many women taking charge of their future and investing in their own professional and personal development, and as long as that motivation and opportunities exist, the team here will do everything possible to help as many women as possible. .

The women’s organization was quick to adopt a hybrid work model when the pandemic hit, and within weeks it adapted to offer its full slate of services and events online.

During the lockdown period, the organization delivered over 160 trainings, events and webinars, and hosted over 1,000 virtual business consulting appointments.

Over 3,000 women have accessed their training programs and the organization has been able to help over 4,000 women and men with questions and connect them with the appropriate support.

Sophie added“The hybrid working model has been a huge success for us and continues to provide opportunities as the business community finds its feet after the lockdown.

“Here at The Women’s Organization, we will continue to offer gender-neutral working arrangements for our staff and the ability for our clients and the women we support to attend meetings and events online, rather than in person. face to face, if they prefer.

“More flexible working is something that women, and especially mothers and carers, have been asking for for a long time. I think we are a fantastic example that agile working can dramatically increase productivity and provide huge benefits across the board.

“We are expanding our program at The Women’s Organization to offer both online and offline events and classes. In addition to this, we plan to focus not only on support and business advice for women, but also on the well-being of women.

“The lockdown has been an unprecedented time in many ways, but certainly in terms of the effect on people’s mental and emotional well-being. We believe we have an obligation to connect and empower women to grow together in every way, and so we offer a variety of pathways to achieve this.

As part of their personal development programme, The Women’s Organization is hosting an event on Tuesday 15 February on how to get the promotion you deserve, funded by the European Social Fund.

The event will discuss ways to improve your skills, be better prepared and overcome challenges to progress in your professional life.

To register or view the full schedule of The Women’s Organization classes and events, visit the website HERE.

The Women’s Organization is the UK’s largest developer and provider of training and support for women. It has accompanied more than 60,000 women and contributed to the creation of more than 4,000 businesses since its launch in 1996.

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