On Thursday, March 5, Protective Services hosted an International Women’s Day morning tea.
International Women’s Day, celebrated globally on March 8, acknowledges the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.
This event was a chance for Protective Services administration and operational staff to network with clients, other members of the Queensland Police Service (QPS) and other public safety agencies.
Did somebody say cupcakes?
The first keynote speaker was Detective Chief Superintendent Cheryl Scanlon, who spoke about her journey through the QPS and how she experienced and witnessed the evolution of women’s rights and entitlements throughout her career.
The second keynote speaker was Ms Carolyn Bradley, General Manager of Strategy, Innovation and Insights in the Crime and Corruption Commission.
Carolyn told the inspiring story of her journey to joining the Australian Cricket Team and how an injury changed the future of her career and her mindset.
Protective Services would also like to extend gratitude to Uncle Norm Clarke for delivering the Acknowledgement of Country.
After the speeches, awards were presented to several Protective Services members. Superintendent Certificate’s were presented to Acting Senior Sergeant Kylie Lewis, Operations Supervisor Mithat Avdic and Operations Supervisor Shane Gerber.
Additionally, a Queensland Women In Policing award was presented to Amanda Manttan.
Amanda Manttan receiving her award
Congratulation’s to all award recipients on the well deserved recognition.
Acting Senior Sergent Mark Jeanes got creative and designed this image depicting a female officer and her daughter showcasing the International Women’s Day symbol for 2020.
#EachforEqual Artwork credit: Acting Senior Sergeant Mark Jeanes
Protective Services look forward to continuing to empower women in the workplace and promote gender equality throughout the organisation.