About Us

“The talent pipeline in many recruitment organisations continues to leak women – often at a time when they can add most value to the business. This programme is designed to provide mentoring, personal development and networking opportunities for women in recruitment as well as toolkits for business leaders to encourage best practice”.

Women in Recruitment (WIR) aims to empower women in the recruitment sector to achieve their full potential and assist recruitment firms in making the most of the female talent in their businesses. It was founded by David Head, Director of Recruitment International and, in 2014, partnered with the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) who, with sponsorship from Barclays and legal services firm Squire Patton Boggs, relaunched the initiative in April 2015.

WIR has company and executive membership, by becoming a member you are committing to attend a minimum of three events a year, but we seek members who would like to do more than that – join a committee, attend other events – to really get involved and get the most out of it.

Most events are for members and their guests only.