International Women’s Day 2021

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International Women’s Day takes place on 8 March every year and the Institute’s #ILookLikeAForester campaign was created to celebrate all women working in arboriculture and forestry.

Women are still underrepresented in our sector and there is more work to be done on diversifying the workforce. We need to ensure that people from all genders and backgrounds consider forestry and arboriculture as a career path that is open to them, highlighting the variety of work opportunities and benefits that come with it.


A message from our Executive Director, Shireen Chambers MBE FICFor:

For International Women’s Day 2021, we spoke to some of the women currently working in arboriculture and forestry in the UK and overseas. Watch the videos below to meet them!

Dr Helen McKay OBE FICFor CEnv
Lacey Rose RPF
Theri Reichlin
Jessica Kaknevicius
Sharon Durdant-Hollamby FICFor
Mette Wilkie MICFor
Amelia Williams MICFor

#TPBE4 Chief Executive Roundtable

We recently hosted a roundtable discussion which brought together inspirational women in leadership roles from the Royal Town Planning Institute, the Landscape Institute, the Society for the Environment, the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT), the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) and the Institute of Chartered Foresters to discuss how professional bodies can collaborate for the future benefit of our urban environments. The webinar ended with a pledge from all six leaders to continue the discussions and to work together to further shape policy, strategic direction and plans for the future so that our urban environments benefit everyone.

Watch the video below for highlights from the discussion. ICF members can watch the full webinar in the Library on the Members’ Area.

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