Army Servicewomen’s Network Conference

AFF team members joined members of the Army Servicewomen’s Network at its annual conference last week.

Held at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS), the day was a chance to hear from speakers talking about this year’s themes, ‘teamwork’, ‘maximising talent’ and ‘being the best version of yourself’.

AFF’s Policy & Research Director, Michelle Alston and Manager England, Carole Rudd were able to engage with attendees, and heard about the importance diversity and inclusion plays in creating an effective workforce, as well as issues such as  ensuring women’s health is supported and the importance of addressing unacceptable behaviours.

Colonel Jax Powell, Deputy Commandant RMAS (The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, University Officer Training Corps) said: “It’s amazing to see so many Servicemen and women of all ranks here today. Also, we’ve got lots of civil servants and a host of other people which is representative of the whole force attitude which we are trying to move our organisation toward.”

Colonel Victoria Moorhouse, Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff Medical added: “I have attended the Servicewomen’s Network conferences since they first started in 2015. Today’s conference is the best one I have been to. The honesty, the interaction and the buy-in from across the whole of the Army, by both men and women, is inspiring, and that’s before we even listen to the stories of the presenters and what they’re saying. There’s a huge drive to do more to make our Army more inclusive, to get the best out of everybody and events like this give us the permission and space to do so.”


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