Following the announcement of four new Working Groups, the British Footwear Association is pleased to spotlight a new Women in Footwear Networking Group, designed to bring likeminded professionals together for bite-sized digital meetings and workshops.

The Women in Footwear Networking Group will come together via Zoom for quarterly lunchtime meetings addressing key issues for those working in the footwear sector. A monthly ‘drop-in’ session will also take place allowing for more informal and unstructured conversation at either 08.30 AM or 5.00 PM. The breakout room function will also be utilised on Zoom to allow individual members to have one-on-one discussions if required.

“Part of our strategy at the BFA is to curate more opportunities for Members and Partners to network, share ideas and find inspiration among like-minded professionals. This Women in Footwear Networking Group is an example of this in action. I look forward to our upcoming events and the guest speakers who will share their insights with the group,” Lucy Reece Raybould, Chief Executive Officer.

Quarterly Meetings of the Networking Group will focus on a specific ‘trending’ topic designed to spark conversation and debate. Some of these will be supported by a guest speaker with a relevant specialism. For example, the November 2021 quarterly meeting will consider the difference between masculine and feminine brain processing, led by Kate Lanz, neuropsychologist, leadership coach and CEO at Mindbridge – an executive coaching and business performance consultancy specialising in applied neuroscience.

Women in Footwear Networking Group Guest Speaker Kate Lanz
Kate Lanz will speak at the November 2021 quarterly meeting of the Women in Footwear Networking Group.

Topics for future meetings include imposter syndrome, managing stress, business travelling for solo females, and issues surrounding work-life balance for women with children. Dates for meetings will be made available via the BFA Membership Area.

The Women in Footwear Networking Group is currently limited to a maximum of 50 members to ensure a successful framework of activity can be created. If the group is deemed successful, engaging, and well-attended, we may consider expanding its scope of membership.

For further information, please contact Minnie Lowndes Marsh via