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WISH London: Women of Influence - Enabling Women Tenants to Shape Boardrooms

Wednesday 17th January 2024

5:30pm - 8:00pm

 Venue: L&Q

WISH London: Women of Influence - Enabling Women Tenants to Shape Boardrooms

WISH London Event

Women of Influence: Enabling Women Tenants to Shape Boardrooms

Date: Wednesday 17th January 2024

Time: 5.30pm - 8.00pm

Venue: L&Q, 29-35 West Ham Lane, London E15 4PH

Please note this is a FREE event for members and non-members


WISH and the Women's Housing Forum are pleased to announce a joint event to celebrate the role of women tenants in shaping the future of social housing.

Increasing tenant influence and enhancing diversity and inclusion play a crucial role in strengthening trust within our sector. These commitments reflect our core values as a sector.


With the housing regulator placing a heightened emphasis on the tenant voice and board diversity, it is an opportune moment to consider how we can amplify the voices and representation of women tenants at board level.

This event is about having customer voice at board level which is a responsibility of everyone from Chair and CEO to all in the organisation.

Tenants will see how they can become a board member or chair and influence the organisation. 

Join us on the 17th of January from 5.30pm for an inspiring evening developed in collaboration with the Women’s Housing Forum

We look forward to seeing you at this event kindly sponsored by Kinovo and L&Q


Our Speakers

The panel for the evening includes experienced resident board members, experts in tenant engagement and our panel host Denise Fowler CEO of Phoenix Community Housing – a resident led housing association. Each panel member will be sharing their personal experience and expertise to inspire and drive change at board level.


Carmen Simpson – Chair of Phoenix Community Housing

Carmen Simpson is the third tenant Chair of Phoenix Community Housing, London’s first community Gateway housing association. Carmen has over 25 years of experience in resident involvement and housing management in Lewisham and Southwark and is passionate about ensuring all residents have the opportunity to have a say on issues that impact their lives.




Victoria Dingle – Vice Chair of the Board & Chair of Personnel and Remuneration Committee SOHA. Board member- Housing for Women. LinkedIn

Victoria is a fully involved resident and passionate advocate for and has a wealth of knowledge in: tenants’ rights, community services, hidden disabilities and domestic violence.  She has worked with the Government and Ministers on hidden disabilities and the rights of social housing tenants. She is a Steering Group Member of the Women’s Housing Forum, a regular columnist on housing matters for numerous publications and has presented at many housing conferences and events for TPAS, NHF, WHF, Oxford University and CIH. 



Denise Fowler –  Chief Executive Officer - Phoenix Community Housing - LinkedIn

Formerly the Housing Ombudsman for England and a senior lawyer in government, Denise Fowler is now the Chief Executive of Phoenix Community Housing - the first Community Gateway in London. The Gateway model empowers tenants and leaseholders to take a central part in decision-making and become shareholding members. Tenants and leaseholders are the largest group on the Board, with our Chair and Vice-Chair also being residents.

Denise is committed to women’s housing issues and founded. She co-chairs the Women’s Housing Forum, which aims to raise awareness of the links between women’s housing needs and gender inequality.



Jenny Osbourne MBE  – Chief Executive Officer -  TPAS - LinkedIn

Tickets for this event coming soon.

L & Q 29-35 West Ham Lane London E15 4PH
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