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Women in Policing

Women in Policing

Venue & Event Details

Thursday 7th October 2021  | Online

Despite a steady rise in the number of women in policing over the past decade, the number of women in senior leadership ranks remains low. There is certainly some way to go to achieve gender balanced leadership teams that are truly representative of the populations they serve.

Women in Policing seeks to provide current and future leaders with the skills needed to correct this imbalance. The unique conference explores the role of women in policing and offers practical advice and coaching on how to further develop your career in times of change. We will discuss together how we can manage the challenges of modern leadership and help ensure we don't lose momentum in recognising and rewarding female leaders in policing.

This event is CPD-Certified and will contribute to your professional development.

Register your place today

Why attend?
  • Examine the barriers currently facing female leaders (and future leaders) in policing and hear how to overcome them
  • Understand when and how gender plays a role in both organisational and personal advancement
  • Learn how successful women negotiate for what they need to be effective leaders
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the skills, qualities and attributes needed to be a successful leader
  • Raise the visibility of women as senior leaders in policing
  •  Create a lasting network of women leaders across the sector who are effecting change in policing


Welcome from Dods D&I


Chair’s opening remarks


Enabling female leaders to succeed: examining the landscape for women in policing

Understanding why women are underrepresented in senior positions

Addressing the cultural and practical obstacles to leadership

SPEAKER: Peter Joyce, Visiting Professor of Criminology, Wrexham Glyndwr University

SPEAKER: Dr Wendy Laverick, Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Policing, University of Hull


Thinking strategically: using self-awareness to drive better decision-making

  • Knowing your purpose and understanding your strengths
  • Working parents: identifying strategies to create the balance you need
  • Dreaming big: having the confidence to aim high and get up when you fall



Comfort break



Holding space: developing an authoritative and dignified presence

  • How physicality can support impact and gravitas
  • How to use words as tools for influence
  • Deploying your strengths outside of your comfort zone


Break for Lunch


Plenary Address

A personal reflection on my leadership journey

Gain a deeper understanding of the skills, qualities and attributes needed to be a successful leader from an inspirational senior leader in policing


Comfort Break


Panel Discussion

Resilience in uncertainty: key lessons to take forward from COVID-19

  • Protecting your mental health and wellbeing in the midst of uncertainty and upheaval
  • Asking for what you need, at home and at work
  • Maintaining confidence in your abilities and worth during difficult times
15.15 Comfort Break


Chair's Closing Remarks

16:15 Event Close


Date & time
Thursday 7th October 2021 09.00 - 16.00
London & Online
Bookings & info

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Public sector pricing:
1 Place £195 (+VAT)
4+ Places £150 each (+VAT)

Corporate pricing:
1 Place £465 (+VAT)

Book now

For registeration queries, please contact:
[email protected] 
0207 593 5739