The theme this year is #EmbraceEquity. The aim of the IWD 2023 #EmbraceEquity campaign theme is to get the world talking about why equal opportunities aren't enough. People start from different places, so true inclusion and belonging require equitable action.
Here are some of our female colleagues supporting International Women’s Day:
“I support the development of our women” - Inspector Emma Prevete
“We will call out gendered actions or assumptions” - Head of Scientific Support, Dr Anya Hunt
“I will celebrate women’s achievements” - Special Constable Fran Pitton
"We will forge positive visibility of women" - Personal Assistant Sophie Rousseau
“I will maintain a gender equal mindset” - Inspector Claire McGrady
“I’m proud to work in an organisation with an inclusive work culture” - Detective Chief Inspector Sarah Williams
North Wales Police are an inclusive employer, who work hard to be representative of all communities across North Wales to ensure trust and confidence in the service.
Chief Constable Amanda Blakeman said: “North Wales Police celebrates diversity and recognises the achievements of our female colleagues over the years.
International Women’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate our successes but equally an opportunity to reflect and acknowledge that there is more to do. Women are still faced with challenges within the workplace as well as across wider society.
“We've seen brilliant progress with career development and recruitment of women over the last few years. We will continue to build on our successes so that we create a balanced, diverse, and inclusive workplace for all.”
North Wales Police has signed up to the HeForShe initiative, with a pledge to improve gender imbalances that exist at senior levels within policing and to continue to combat domestic and sexual abuse in society.
The most recent commitments include:
Engage workforces to discuss gender equality and address gender imbalances at senior levels within policing
Address and remove sexism and misogyny, where it exists, in police culture
Support the annual reporting of gender equality information
Feel inspired to be part of #TeamNWP ? We’re currently recruiting for a variety of operational and Police staff roles.