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.
Our next events
January Furniture Show, NEC Birmingham
22 January 2024
17:30 - 19:30
Theme: Speed Networking
What to expect
This event is 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.
As the Portfolio Director for Clarion Retail, I am thrilled to announce the second Women in Furniture Networking event, aimed at fostering a supportive and inclusive environment for women in the UK furniture sector, with this networking theme focusing on mentorship. 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. At Clarion, we understand that networking is crucial for professional development, but we also recognise that women sometimes face unique challenges and biases. By creating a dedicated space, free from judgment or bias, we look forward to empowering women to build their networks, expand their horizons, and take bold strides towards their career aspirations. Our commitment to supporting women in the furniture sector goes beyond this event. 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 soon.
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Women In Furniture Network News
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The first Women in Furniture Network (WIFN) event, held at London's Furniture Makers’ Hall yesterday afternoon, saw attendees from diverse areas of furniture and furnishings gather to network and hear ...
Clarion Retail, the organiser of trade events including the January Furniture Show, Manchester Furniture Show, Home Interiors Show, Top Drawer and Home & Gift, has launched a professional network to e ...
Clarion Retail (the organiser of industry trade shows including January Furniture Show, Manchester Furniture Show, Home & Gift and Top Drawer) has announced three more meeting dates for its Women in F ...
Clarion Retail, the organiser of trade events including the January Furniture Show, Manchester Furniture Show, Home Interiors Show, Top Drawer and Home & Gift, has announced its next Women in Furnitur ...
After the success of the first Women in Furniture Network event in June, there are 3 upcoming new dates for women from across the UK to unite in their shared passion for innovation and design. As the ...