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British Army Celebrates the Contribution of Women

As part of the Army’s celebrations of the contribution of Women to the British Army, the Women’s Network at the Headquarters of the British Army ran a Leadership Event, where some of the most influential women based at the Headquarters enjoyed a dynamic question and answer session with an audience from throughout the base. 

The panel members, including senior officers, soldiers and civilian personnel, signed pledges bearing the International Women’s Day hashtag: #BeBoldForChange.
Opening the event, Director Personnel, Major General Rob Nitsch said:

“I am delighted to be here and to support the Army Women’s Network... It is a shared challenge, and the responsibility of the whole community, that we make the most of all of the talent within our organisation, and particularly that we recognise the strengths that women bring to Defence.”

Major Nicki Bass, Army Servicewomen’s Network (ASN) co-Chair, said:

“The Marlborough Lines Women’s Network was established a year ago as a regional network under the ASN. Given the number of women working within Marlborough Lines, I was struck by the potential to connect people to facilitate career development, mentoring opportunities and discussion.

“It very quickly became apparent that an entirely integrated military/ civilian network would bring the greatest benefit, in line with the whole force approach.  We have also made it clear from the outset that our events are open to men. From a professional point, we work very closely together and have a huge amount to learn from each other.”

Women in the British Army

Pictured: DPers Maj Gen Rob Nitsch pictured with Krishna Dhanak, Head of Army Cyber Security, and Col Lisa Keetley, co-Chair of the ASN.

Advice from the co-Chairs of the Army Servicewomen’s Network:

  • Feel comfortable in your own skin, have the confidence to be authentic
  • Do what excites you and try new things