ITV Women's Network
The Women’s Network purpose is to develop, inspire and connect women across ITV, both in the UK and internationally. The Network is steered by champions from across all areas of ITV, who together deliver inspirational events and development workshops and curating content for members, along with numerous networking opportunities throughout the year for ITV colleagues.
Since launching in 2017 the Network has also generated initiatives within the business; including the launch of a maternity support programme, which offers advice and support for women approaching and returning from maternity leave - Whether it’s information on flexible working and keeping in touch days or workshops to build confidence and develop careers.
The network has held a number of inspiring events and development workshops, which have included hearing from some brilliant women in the industry, like Anne Robinson on knowing your own worth, Sally Dynevor and Shu Green discussing their breast cancer diagnosis and Bryony Gordon in partnership with Mind having a really honest and open conversation on Mental Health.
To support career development we held our first mix and mingle, where network members heard from senior leaders across the business about their career journey, launched ‘Career Conversation with..’ a vodcast series to shine a light on the career journeys of women across ITV, in addition to interactive career focused workshops and 'Lean in Circles'
Most recently to support the wellbeing of our network members we held our first annual Wellbeing Festival and have given the space and opportunity to connect and offer support via Coffee Roulette and Frazzled Cafe's. In addition to this 2021 saw the launch of The Women’s Network book club, the book club inspires discussion and debate around diversity and women’s issues.
Now with over 1000 members The Women’s Network are more committed than ever to inspire, develop and connect women across ITV.
Danielle Lawson & Sadie Collins (Leeds) and Helen Reagan & Nina Ashton (Manchester) are regional co-chairs with Helen Hopkins and Emma Gormley as ELT chairs.