7 May, 2019
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Women in Public Services: Leaders Driving Change

A century after the first women got the vote and the right to stand for election, women have more of a public voice in politics and policy-making than ever. Progress is being made towards greater gender equality, but women leaders are still in the minority across public services. Of the 41 House of Commons Select Committees, just nine have female Chairs, and just six of the 43 police forces in England and Wales have a female Chief Constable.

Speakers included:

  • Amanda Spielman, Her Majesty's Chief Inspector, Ofsted
  • Rebecca George OBE, Lead Partner, Government and Public Services, Deloitte
  • Joan Saddler OBE, Co-chair, NHS Equality and Diversity Council
  • Indra Morris, Director General for Social Care, Mobility and Disadvantage, Department for Education

Reform was delighted to host this panel event to celebrate women who have made it to leadership positions in public services and discuss how others can follow suit. The event highlighted areas of success, as well as how the progression of women can go further, quicker. The event brought together attendees, including civil servants, public service leaders and business leaders.