National Women's Forum

The national women’s forum (NWF) is a sub-committee of the national executive committee (NEC). It advises the NEC on campaigns and issues relating to women members in PCS and the wider society.

The NWF is committed to working to fight the vicious and unnecessary cuts being imposed by government. Women have not faced a greater threat to their financial security and rights in living memory.

Decades of steady, albeit slow, progress on equality is being dismantled, as cuts to women's jobs and the benefits and services they rely on, turn back time on women's equality.

The NWF is made up of representatives from the NEC, employer groups, national branches, occupational associations (such as the support and related grades) and regional committees and meets three times a year.

NEC representatives (2019 - 2020)

  • Zita Holbourne (chair)  PCS vice president
  • Fiona Brittle
  • Felicity Flynn
  • Angela Grant
  • Bev Laidlaw
  • Annette Rochester
  • Paula Brown

Editorial board (2019 - 2020)

  • Bridget Cocoran
  • Fiona McDonald

Group representatives (2019 - 2020)

  • Bridget Corcoran - DWP
  • Ruby Maddock - Culture
  • Ruth Henderson - SG
  • Helen Peters - Land Registry
  • Julia McMurray - HMRC
  • Jacky Cormack - DfT
  • Ginnette Gantschuk - HMPS
  • Donna Start - DSG
  • Sue Francis - BEIS
  • Mel Willis - Met Police
  • Emma Herbert - CPS
  • Elspeth Wagg - EFRA
  • Patricia Corrigan - Home Office
  • Anna Gray - PSg
  • Patricia Hill - DfE
  • Emma Kouki - FCO
  • Sue Rose - Aviation
  • Megan Hamblin - Young Members

Vacant - British Council, Commercial Sector, DOH, HMPO, MOJ, NCA, DCLG, ONS, LGBT, Young Members

Regional respresentatives (2019 - 2020)

  • Rachel Heemskerk - Eastern
  • Sharon Taylor - Northern
  • Fiona Macdonald - Scotland
  • Zeenet Hassnain - London and SE
  • Clara Harmer - Midlands
  • Beth Baker - Yorkshire and Humber
  • Esther Hay - North West
  • Gillian Foxton - South West

Vacant - Wales, Northern Ireland

The secretary is Julie Young, PCS equality officer - equality@pcs.org.uk

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