These lunchtime drop-in sessions are informal, bite-sized, online meet-ups where you can learn some new skills, meet other women from the sector and discuss common issues. They are free. You just need to register by clicking below! 

Now open for registrations

Using LinkedIn and Twitter with confidence

January 30th 2024, 1:30 pm - 2:10 pm

This session will be about self-promotion, something the sector isn’t necessarily the best at doing! We all do amazing work but sharing it on social media platforms like LinkedIn and Twitter can be a bit daunting. This session, run by Jaiye Elias, WRC’s Head of Communications and Marketing for the WRC Online Shop (and all-round social media wizard) will provide some easily actionable pointers to help you post regularly and increase engagement and influence with your network.

This session will talk about the importance of partnership working as we all struggle for a shrinking pot of money. Using the London VAWG Consortium as an excellent working model, we will talk about why and how this model has worked, the outcomes, and introduce some basic ideas to think about if you want to replicate it.   

Past sessions

Introduction to writing bids

December 5th 2023, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 

This session was on the basics of bid-writing for the National Lottery’s Awards for All grant programme. This will suit relatively new organisations with limited experience of how to approach the bid-writing process. This session will be led by experienced bid-writer, Helen Cylwik.  

The Crisis in Family Courts, 

November 21st, 1.30pm

WRC conducted a survey in early 2023 to find out more about the family court process and the impacts on women, especially those who are in/escaping abusive relationships. The WRC Policy Team will present those findings in this session, and we will also hear from Nataly at Family Court Crisis about how financial interests are skewing the supposed impartiality 

Speaking Up for Women Campaign  

October 24th, 1.30pm

We all know what we need as a sector during the cost-of-living crisis, but how do we make the most impact of our collective voice? Join us to find out more about elements of effective campaigning. You can find out more about WRC’s 'Speaking Up for Women' campaign and hear from Glitch and what it took to get their campaign win with the Online Harms Bill. 

Gender Budgeting 

September 21st, 1.30pm

Find out about gender budgeting as a concept and practical tool that public bodies should be using in their equality work. To hold organisations to account over where their funds are going, join Janet Veitch to find out more!