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Connect, Collaborate, Celebrate

For over 30 years, Clarion Retail has been dedicated to curating best-in-industry furniture shows that connect businesses worldwide. During that time, we have seen countless women push the boundaries and drive the industry in ground-breaking ways.    

Here, we believe in the power of connection, collaboration, and celebration of women's achievements. That’s why we’ve founded the Women in Furniture Network. Whatever position you hold within the furniture industry, our group offers a supportive space where you can grow and thrive professionally.    

Most importantly, we want to give you the platform and network to share your perspectives to learn and connect with other like-minded women in the industry. Therefore, we are excited to bring you specialised networking events to support professional growth in a male-dominated industry


Women In Furniture Network Brunch at MFS 2024


Connect & Be Empowered at our Women in Furniture Network Brunch

We are delighted to announce our Keynote Speaker for the WIFN brunch on 11th July at 11:30am, La-Z-Boy's Incorporated President and CEO, Melinda Whittington, coming from the US to meet the Network and share her inspirational career journey.

The theme of the brunch is Leadership and Melinda is well placed to advise women on how to successfully navigate career advancement and professional development, this will be a session not to be missed!


Keynote Speaker: Melinda Whittington

CEO & President, La-Z-Boy Incorporated

     Melinda Whittington

Our Next Events


Manchester Furniture Show

Location: Manchester Central

WIFN Brunch

11 July 2024

11:30 - 13:00

Theme: Leadership 


WIFN at Top Drawer

Top Drawer

Location: Olympia London

Amplify Your Voice

9 September 2024

18:00 - 20:00

Theme: Find Your Voice



January Furniture Show

Location: NEC Birmingham

21 January 2025


Theme: Celebrating Success

Registration coming soon!


Our events are the perfect space to meet and connect but we know that sometimes you need support or advice outside of our events. So we have created the Mentorship Platform where you can connect with our group of Mentors all at the top of their field across the furniture industry.

The platform is your space to connect with Mentors ready and willing to share their expertise and insights no matter what stage you are at on your career journey. Our diverse collection of Mentors are here to inspire, advise and support our fast growing network.

Whether you are looking for long term mentoring or some advice on facing a challenge, our group of Mentors are here to help. 

Contact Franky now to find out more and access the Platform. 


WIFN Mentorship Platform


Hear From Our Members...

First Time Joining WIFN?

Here is what you can expect...

Our events are tailored to support women professionals in the furniture industry, providing an exceptional opportunity to establish connections, foster collaboration, and expand your professional network.

Meet Industry Leaders: With opportunities to listen to and meet key female leaders from across your industry. This is a great way to hear success stories and be inspired by accomplished women who have made a significant impact in the field of furniture. 

Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded professionals, forge valuable partnerships, and expand your professional network. Share experiences, exchange ideas, and collaborate with fellow women in the industry. 

Supportive Community: Join a community of like-minded women who share your passion for furniture and design. Build long-lasting relationships, find mentors, and contribute to a supportive network that can help navigate challenges and celebrate achievements together. 

Provide Your Input: Let us know what we can do for you. This event is the first of many, and we want to make sure you get the most out of the WIFN. 



WIFN Group Photo

  • At Clarion, we recognise the incredible talent and expertise that women bring to the industry, and we believe in providing an equal platform to network, collaborate, and excel. As a Portfolio Director, I understand that networking is crucial for professional development and recognise that women can face unique challenges and biases. We firmly believe that diversity and inclusion are essential for a thriving industry, and we are actively working towards creating more opportunities, promoting leadership roles, and celebrating the achievements of women in this field. I invite all women in the UK furniture sector to join our Women in Furniture Network and I look forward to seeing many of you at our upcoming event.
    Zoë Bonser
    Portfolio Director for Clarion Retail

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