15 February 2022

Celebrating Women’s History Month

During Women’s History Month in March, the PCS National Women’s Forum has organised four online lunchtime sessions, open to all women members to attend.

The aim of the four seminars is to raise awareness of issues faced by women members in the workplace. We will have speakers and you will be able to ask questions and share your opinions and experiences.

The first session covers The Impact of Pay and Pensions on Women and is on Tuesday 15 March from 12.30-1.30pm on Teams. The session will look at the gender pay gap and why women members need to get involved in the national pay and pensions campaign. Speakers are Fran Heathcote, PCS national president and Bridget Corcoran, PCS NEC member and pcs national women’s forum rep.

The second session is on Women’s Safety and takes place on Thursday 17 March from 12.30–1.30pm on Teams. The session discusses sexual harassment and domestic abuse and how they are workplace and trade union issues. Speakers are Nikki Pound, TUC women’s policy officer and Janet Newsham, from the Hazards Campaign.

The third session is on Intersectionality and will run on Monday 28 March from 12.30–1.30pm on Teams. This session explores the meaning of intersectionality and reflects on the barriers and challenges intersectional women face in the workplace. Speakers are Ruth Henderson, PCS national women’s forum rep and Tracey Hylton, PCS NEC member and PCS national black members’ committee vice chair.

The last session is on Women’s Health on Tuesday 29 March from 12.30pm–1.30pm on Teams. It focuses on increasing awareness of menopause as a workplace issue and delves into the DWP neonatal policy. Speakers are Angela Grant, PCS NEC member and PCS national women’s forum rep, and Karen Canner, founder of the Supporting the Workplace in Menopause (SWIM) network.

How to get involved

For more information and to register for one or more events, please visit our events page and complete the registration form.

Please email the PCS equality department if you have any questions: equality@pcs.org.uk