Here come the girls Lantras Women and Work

A training grant worth £450 will be offered to 670 women working in male dominated environmental and land-based industries in England it was announced at the first ever Women and Work Awards.
The new funding, which will see Lantra’s Women and Work programme in its fourth year, will continue to enable women in industries such as horticulture, landscaping and sports turf access funding for a variety of skills development activities.
Women and Work Programme Manager, Lyndsay Bird told The Landscaper, “The achievement of the programme over the first three years has been outstanding. Our Skills Coaches have worked with over 850 companies helping 2,400 women to benefit from the programme and we look forward to helping even more during the next 12 months.”
The Women and Work Awards 2010 celebrated the third phase of the programme and recognised some of the sectors most inspirational and driven women change their lives, careers and businesses.
Women and Work Champion and Deputy Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, Baroness Prosser OBE, presented the awards and said: “This has been an enjoyable and inspirational event. It was very heartening to meet so many women who have the determination to move forward and see how Women and Work has helped them fulfil their ambitions.”
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