Walpole Member Survey | Opportunities in the Luxury Workplace
Thursday 8th March marked both International Women’s Day and the launch of Walpole’s first-ever survey of the luxury workplace.
The launch of this survey follows Helen Brocklebank’s CEO Letter to members, in which she expressed her surprise that when the most senior people in the luxury sector were gathered together the majority of them were men:
“Is this simply a legacy issue, or are there structural or workplace culture issues which prevent a more diverse top layer? Are my perceptions of luxury as a sector with its own glass ceiling unfounded, or is there an issue that requires action? It seems to me, incredibly important that as many people in the Walpole membership as possible participate in the survey: only by gathering robust data will we know if there’s an issue to address.”
This survey is the first step we are taking to understand more about opportunities in the luxury workplace and the role that gender may play in the progress of women’s careers.
We ask all Walpole members, women and men, to complete the survey which takes no more than six minutes, and is completely anonymous.
Under Meribeth Parker’s able leadership as Chair of Walpole’s Women in Luxury network, Walpole will ensure its commitment to developing people and nurturing talent extends to all in luxury, and looks toward the future to do all we can to maximise the success of our sector.