Announcing Women Installers Together

The free WIT Conference is open for bookings
The free WIT Conference is open for bookings
The free WIT Conference is open for bookings
The free WIT Conference is open for bookings

Women Installers Together Conference (#WITConference) is the first free full-day event to bring together female plumbers, installers and gas engineers from all over UK.

This one-day event on September 13, 2017 is the brainchild of Hattie Hasan, founder of Stopcocks Women Plumbers and is intended to overcome isolation and build skills. Hattie’s partners in this venture are Stopcocks Women Plumbers, Heating and Plumbing Monthly, and Polypipe, along with sponsors Vaillant UK, Roca UK, Bristan Group and Spirotech UK.

This conference is aimed at women installers in jobs and self-employed female plumbers and gas engineers. It is fully supported by the sponsors making it free for all delegates.

Hattie said: “Women plumbers have to be so determined to get into this industry, it’s a miracle they qualify – but they do. Once in, they’re highly successful at their jobs, even though they’re less than one per cent. Being such a tiny minority means they have to be their own role models. The odds are stacked against them and we’re going to celebrate their achievements.”

Highlights of this major new event include:

  • 2 hour practical training in Conflict Resolution – Jazz Wilson, training officer, Polypipe
  • Making It in a Man’s World – Hattie Hasan, founder of Stopcocks Group
  • Power of a Strong Brand – SLG Marketing (TBA)
  • Creating Resilience – Guest speaker from Help For Heroes (TBA)
  • Opportunities during the afternoon to meet the sponsors and discuss their products and their use
  • Networking with other women installers from all around UK to overcome isolation
  • Raffle: First prize is a weekend in a luxury cabin fitted with Polypipe Underfloor Heating, complete with hot tub

The conference will be held in Marylebone, London and runs from 9.30am till 4pm and includes breakfast pastries and lunch.

A full itinerary can be found below.


Continental breakfast served from 9.30am

Morning (10am -12.45pm)

Welcome – Hattie Hasan – founder of Stopcocks Women Plumbers, speaker, entrepreneur and plumber/gas engineer, conference organiser

SKILLS | Conflict Management Session

This course is designed to enable you to effectively manage conflict situations in the workplace.

Course Content

  • What is conflict? What does it mean, is conflict always negative?
  • Understanding and identifying different confrontational styles
  • Exploring conflict management techniques and what will work best for you
  • Seeing things differently and challenging perceptions

Comfort Break

INSPIRATION | Special Guest Speaker – Resilience

Lunch 12.45pm – 1.30pm

Afternoon (1.30pm – 4pm)

INSPIRATION | Hattie Hasan – Making it in a Man’s World

SKILLS | Katie Beesley – SLG Marketing – The Power of the Brand

NETWORKS | Meet the Makers and informal networking

An opportunity for delegates to meet the sponsors, examine and discuss the products plus networking with other women installers for community building, to discuss common issues and find solutions.

So why should I attend?

Attendees of this event will:

  • Meet key manufacturers in the plumbing and heating industry
  • Expand your knowledge of existing and new products in your industry
  • Learn about training and development opportunities available from manufacturers
  • Build strong peer support networks with other women working in the industry
  • Find new motivation and inspiration from the day’s speakers

Gain new skills, including recognising potential conflict situations; finding your own conflict management style; becoming more comfortable in conflict situations and finding the positive outcomes; understanding the power of a strong brand; and gaining the tools for identifying and developing your own personal brand.

More details can be found, here and bookings can be made, here.

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