Labour Councillors provide over £3,000 to women’s leadership project in Ipswich

WoW! is a free community development and leadership programme designed to support women who may be interested in running events or community projects in the Whitehouse area.

Set up by Kim Trotter, from the community interest company, Future Female Society, WoW! will help local women to lead their projects, developing their confidence, leadership skills and their ability to network with professionals in the community who can provide inspiration and support for their ideas.

Kim Trotter, Managing Director of the Future Female Society and founder of WoW! said, “This project is designed to empower the Women of Whitehouse and enable them to become active members of their community and support them to develop their own projects. The programme will work with a cohort of women to develop their confidence and self-belief alongside communication, project planning, event management, and interview and presentation skills.

Miss Trotter continued, “WoW! is running for 6 months, starting this week, and will aim to recruit 10 women. The skills they learn, and further developed through the growth of their own projects, are all transferrable into the work place, with the women being actively supported to become work ready.”

Labour County Councillor for Whitehouse, Kathy Bole, said “In Whitehouse, we can often feel left out, with most facilities and community projects so focused on the centre of town. WoW! is precisely the sort of project that will make a big difference to the Whitehouse community. Not only will local women gain valuable skills that are easily transferable to the workplace, but their ideas and projects will be of continuing value to the area for many years to come.”

Cllr Bole continued, “The opportunity to support a project that can really benefit people in my division is one of the reasons I put my name forward to represent the area as a Councillor 4 years ago. I look forward to seeing the fruits of this project’s labour in coming months.”


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