Women in Social Housing (WISH)

Nicola Dibb is the Founder of Women In Social Housing (WISH). WISH is networking organisation that enables its members to meet socially four times a year and offer an opportunity to network in a friendly and relaxed environment. WISH is focused on helping women to progress in the housing sector by being the best version of themselves they can be, and also to encourage pupils at school to consider housing as a career via the #changetheface campaign.

WISH currently has five regions across the UK. For further information please visit WISH’s website.


“WISH is the brainchild of Nicola Dibb who really is one of the smartest and most focussed individuals I have ever met. From small beginnings, WISH has now blossomed into one of the UK’s most vibrant forums for networking and mutual support for women in construction and social housing. Because of Nicola’s unique vision and her drive to succeed in whatever she does and also because of the fantastic women who form the Board of WISH, WISH has gone from strength to strength. Nicola is an inspirational woman with true  leadership qualities who passionately believes that women should seek out opportunities to achieve career heights even in male dominated Sectors – but without sacrificing quality of life and motherhood.”

Elaine Allen, Partner, Affordable Housing.
Prince Evans Solicitors.

WISH has developed a successful partnership with event organiser ConnectIn which runs the conferences and awards dedicated to inspirational women in the UK housing sector called the Women In Housing awards


The awards and conference have attracted an increasing number of attendees since its inaugural event in 2013. Past guest speakers have include Karren Brady, Lulu and Katie Piper. WISH are delighted to have been the inspiration for this event which showcases incredible women working in the housing sector and their achievements.

Nicola was also a Judge in the Women In Housing Awards in November 2013, guess speaker Baroness Karren Brady CBE. Nicola with WISH co-founder Debra Constance.



Women in Housing Awards, Lulu

WISH sponsored the Best Male Mentor award in 2014. Guest speaker Lulu


The amazingly inspirational Katie Piper addressed the event in 2015 and WISH sponsored best trainee.


Nicola and Debra with Olympic Athelete Diane Modhal who has hosted the event for the past 3 years.