Members of the Whiteley Association in Jersey and sister organisation in Guernsey, Women in the Professions (WIP), already have members in common and share similar aims.
Tamara Menteshvili, vice-chairman of WIP and chief executive of the Channel Islands Stock Exchange, was guest speaker last week at the first luncheon of the year organised by the Whiteley Association.
‘To me, both organisations are extremely important,’ she said.
‘When I first came to work in Guernsey only myself and one other woman were invited to functions and meetings, so it is pleasing to see how far we have come in the past ten years.
We want to work alongside you and we hope that during the coming year we will be able to organise something jointly.
Marianne Sunier, chairman of the Whiteley Association, said the committee would be looking at ways in which both organisations could work together for the good of the membership.
‘We used to have a Whiteley Association arm in Guernsey, but organising events and membership from a distance was impossible, so it was disbanded.
We have been talking about closer links between our associations and will be taking these talks forward,’ she said.
Events coming up in Jersey in the next two months include a vin d’honeur for patron Lady Cheshire at the Town Hall and a luncheon where the guest speaker will be the Island’s Chief Minister Frank Walker.