Women’s Network Event at Royal Mail

Royal Mail’s female managers and frontline colleagues got together in Cheshire and Merseyside for the Women’s Network Event.

The Cheshire, Merseyside and Staffordshire Women’s Network is made up of female managers,deputy managers and frontline colleagues who have previously attended Springboard. The group shares best practice, and meets every few months to network and obtain some development as a group of females working for Royal Mail.

Their recent meeting included a business update from Sue Whalley, Chief Operations Officer, who also talked about her commitment to the Diversity agenda. She shared her experiences as a female manager, providing some background on her career and the challenges she has faced. Giving advice to the group, Sue talked about the importance of getting to know your people, having a mentor and someone to sponsor your career, and the need for women to have the confidence to do anything they put their mind to.

The agenda also included an interactive session on health, a working session on how to bring more females into Royal Mail with the group putting forward suggestions on how to increase the Diversity of the workforce in Royal Mail, the outputs of this will be fed into a national working group.

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(Article first published https://www.myroyalmail.com/news/2015/07/womens-network-event 14/07/2015)

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  1. Caterina Angieri


    As the Business Development Officer for Commsave, one of my main roles is to help promote our organisation and make potential members aware of the services we have on offer to them. I believe one of the best ways to communicate this information is with the help of Managers, Team Leaders and Personnel responsible for employees and their welfare.

    When staff are pre-occupied with financial worries, work may become inefficient, causing your company’s performance to suffer. Even workers in relatively well-paid industries, often have low levels of savings and lack financial resilience. Savings schemes increase the number of workers who can benefit and maximise the number of households able to build financial resilience by saving through their payroll.

    Commsave exists to provide excellent services for our members, with products tailor made for their needs. The primary objectives of a credit union are to promote sound financial management and encourage people to save and avoid high cost debt. When they borrow, they can pay the loan off from their payroll deductions and continue to save at the same time, giving them more options in the future when faced with unexpected expenses.

    As you may be aware, Royal Mail employees are currently our biggest membership, however it has come to my attention that there are still a number of employees that do not know of Commsave Credit Union and are unsure of what we offer. We would like to help Managers and Team leaders find a solution to encourage financial mindfulness of their employees by helping them to learn healthy financial behaviours and to build financial resilience.

    We would love the opportunity to come and speak to your group.

    Kind Regards
    Caterina Angieri


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