We were delighted to mark International Women’s Day (IWD) on 8 March, by highlighting some of the incredible work and contributions made by officers, helping to support women in policing.

This year, the theme for IWD is ‘Inspire Inclusion’. Our webinar gave our attendees the opportunity to hear inspirational accounts and discuss challenges faced and what positive changes are coming in the future.

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Belinda Goodwin

Parliamentary, Specials and Gender Lead - PFEW

Hayley Aley

Wellbeing Lead - PFEW

Lucy Walton

Police Constable - Lancashire Constabulary

Jen Sharpling

Police Sergeant - Metropolitan Police

Karen Giles

Police Constable - Metropolitan Police



Hayley Aley
Belinda Goodwin


Inspiring and supporting officers for equality in Method of Entry

In this session, Lucy will speak about her innovative and ground-breaking work developing a bespoke course to support officers when attending training, especially around Method of Entry.

We will also hear about how she overcomes barriers, breaks down stereotypes and inspires others to follow in her path.

Lucy Walton


Bleepkind - The Inspiration behind the vision

During this session Jen, the co-founder of Bleepkind, will speak about what inspired her to create this one stop shop, supporting all officers to seek and offer support with their Job Related Fitness Tests.

Jen will also touch on her experience on Perinatal Mental Health in policing.

Jen Sharpling




What keeps the Met's longest serving female officer inspired?

Karen started with the Met in 1976 and is still a serving officer today, making her the longest serving female officer of all time.

We'll hear what inspires her to still put on her uniform each shift and police London. Karen also inspired others to join - including her own daughter, Jen Sharpling!

Karen Giles


Women's Health update

Hayley will give a brief update on PFEW's second UK Policing menopause survey, ahead of the report being shared wider.

This survey will illustrate how best women can be supported in the workplace around menopause.

Hayley Aley


Wrap up and close

Our Inspiring Inclusion webinar was free to attend for federation representatives, members, police employees, media, academics and police charities.


A special thanks to our headline sponsor

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