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PCC supports women's network

Womens Network

Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens and Chair of Women's Network Catherine Johnstone

Marking International Women's Day, Avon and Somerset’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens has been finding out more about Avon and Somerset Constabulary's Women’s Network.

Avon and Somerset Women’s Network is a newly formed consultative group dedicated to supporting women in achieving their full potential and securing their full contribution to policing.

The network is also formally recognised by the constabulary and is supported by the Chief Officer Group, Police Federation, Southwest One and Unison.

Ms Mountstevens said: “It is great that there is a network supporting women in the police service. Policing is a tough job and we need to ensure women have the right environment and equipment to do their job professionally, promoting a work-life balance and equality.”

The Women’s Network organises courses to support women in the workplace every three-months called Springboard. They held a course today to mark International Women’s Day

Chair of the Women’s Network Chief Inspector Catherine Johnstone (pictured) said: “Springboard is designed for women from all backgrounds, ages and stages of their lives. 

“It is a unique development opportunity for female staff and offers a supportive environment where women can work together to share personal development and provide encouragement.”

International Women’s Day unites women all across the world in celebrating equal rights and inspirational females. 


Posted on Friday 8th March 2013
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