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The rise of women in planning; Shoosmiths ranks in the top five for female partners in the Diversity League Table, boasting a near-40% female partnership ratio - a figure it aims to improve. 

Facilitated through Emma Cartledge-Taylor, a solicitor in the firm’s planning team and a committee member for the Women in Planning West Midland branch, the event is titled “Advice for My Younger Self”. The event will be chaired by Anna Cartledge, a partner in the firm’s planning team. She is recognised for her expertise and experience in the planning industry and is also heavily involved in initiatives to develop and retain talent and to address gender equality.

Speakers at the event will include Stephanie Chettle-Gibrat, Head of Growth and Investment at Rugby Borough Council, Jo Davis Managing Director of Planning at Avison Young, Fiona Milden, Strategic Planning Manager at Bovis Homes, Angela Reeve, Head of Planning Midlands at Turley and Anna Rose, Head of the Planning Advisory Service. They will be reflecting on their career experiences to date and what they wish they had known. Anna Cartledge said:

“We are delighted to sponsor and host this event which will highlight what we and others are doing to promote gender equality and diversity across the industry. Women in Planning have been doing great things since their launch in the West Midlands in January, and their vision aligns with the Shoosmiths values and goals for diversity and inclusion.”

Shoosmiths ranks in the top five for female partners in the Diversity League Table, boasting a near-40% female partnership ratio - a figure it aims to improve. The firm is also a founding signatory of the Law Society’s Diversity and Inclusion Charter and actively supports groups such as Women’s Aid and the Young People in Law programme (YPiL).

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