MutualGain – Proud Sponsors of West Midlands Association of Women in Policing Awards 2017
MutualGain were pleased to sponsor the West Midlands Association of Women in Policing Awards 2017 ceremony at Fazley Studios in Birmingham on Friday 3rd February.
The awards ceremony looked to celebrate the achievement of women working across the West Midlands Police force area, with serving police officers, police staff and partners all recognised for their work over the previous year.
As the primary sponsor of the awards evening, MutualGain were invited to address the occasion in a keynote speech before presenting the awards to some of the winners and highly commended individuals.
MutualGain Director Susan Ritchie said of the event:
“I really wanted to sponsor WMAWMP #Awards2017 when I found out about it last year. It’s part of a wider context of democratising policing, where the police reflect the wider society and its demographic structure. Currently, only 30% of Police Constables are female, with that figure dropping to 21% when you consider the numbers of women in senior ranks in the police. We’ve a long way to go until there is a true parity with the proportion of women in the community vs women in the police.”
“It goes back to the Peelian principles of the police being the public and the public being the police. Where we have a representative police force, it’s easier to engage with the public and equally that engagement has a positive effect upon recruitment where a more diverse range of people are encouraged to join the police.”
“We work with some fabulous female police officers across the UK, and we are really proud to be able to help them celebrate their successes in their roles and look forward to another brilliant year of women in policing!”
The event was organised by the West Midlands Association of Women in Policing, who work to represent Women in Policing in the West Midlands. You can find out more about them here: https://twitter.com/WMAWP. They are one of a number of advocacy/support groups for women in the UK: http://www.bawp.org/
You can find out more about MutualGain’s work with West Midlands Police by contacting our Lead Associate for Emergency Services, Dr Andrew Fisher: firstname.lastname@example.org.