CMI Women In Management – New National Chair & Deputy National Chair

The Women In Management Network will be headed by a new National Chair and new Deputy National Chair, in the form of Paula Ware and our very own Sandra Pollock, respectively.

CMI WiM Leadership Team handover

CMI WiM Leadership Team handover

At a meeting on Saturday 24 October 09 held and the CMI offices in Savoy Court, London the two took up their new roles.  Many will know Sandra from her tireless work over many years in Leicester and the East Midlands on behalf of Women in Management.  She also sits on the CMI East Midlands Regional Forum and heavily involved with working on the strategic planning across the region.

Paula has been a previous WiM Chair with the Gloucestershire group a few year back and now also runs her own consultancy.

Outgoing Chair Val Lawson has held the post for approximately three and half years and on Saturday received an Award for her contribution over this period of time.  Val said “I am honoured to have received the award. Like most of the WiM volunteers, I don’t do it for recognition, but because of a passionate commitment to the principles of WiM.  This is a start to a new chapter for WiM and I know we can make good use of the opportunity.”

Jenny Wilson outgoing Deputy Chair, has decided to step down at this time because she is currently undertaking a MSc course which she is finding quite demanding.  Jenny intends to make the subject of her dissertation either Women and Science or more specifically Women and Chemistry.  We look forward to hearing more about her work in this area.

Sandra with Val Lawson and Jenny Wilson

Sandra with Val Lawson and Jenny Wilson

Both Val and Jenny were presented with gifts from the WiM Executive and National Chair teams by Sandra on the teams behalf.

The other members of the WiM National Executive Team are Joan Toon – Treasurer, Yvette Meneaud- New Groups Development, Pam Smith and Carole Marits.

The role of Chair is ordinarily held for a period of two years with the Deputy Chair in place in the wings as Chair Designate.  For those in the East Midlands Sandra will still be around and will also continue in her role as East Midlands Chair, as she continues the development of WiM Groups in Derby and Nottingham, with plans for Rutland and Lincolnshire.

Sandra & Paul comp wb2

Sandra & Paula

We want to congratulate both Sandra and Paul on their new roles and look forward to hearing more from their work together.