Gender bias and stereotyping has for many years been the detrimental factor to women’s progress in emergency services. In a rapidly transforming work environment leaders need to not only adapt to change, but create opportunities for betterment from their continuously diversifying workforce.
Too long have organisations viewed women as homogenous group with identical challenges and compulsions rather than embracing and capitalising on diversity. At our inaugural Women in Emergency Services Conference a multitude of inventive working strategies and development tools will be explored and discussed to encourage women working and willing to join the sector.
Research has shown that incorporating gender consideration into emergency management has resulted in more resilient communities through more effective emergency planning and response. Embracing and harnessing the strengths that diversity and inclusion provide is fundamental to transitioning our emergency services into the future. Our inaugural Women Emergency Services Conference aims to encourage and empower more women into leadership positions in emergency management. It will delve into ongoing initiatives at international and local levels to promote women in emergency services.
This conference is for you if, you are determined to learn more about the critical role of women in emergency services and, are interested in hearing from successful female leaders and role models within the sector and learn about financial health and wellbeing, mental and physical health, stress, fatigue and laws and policies on harassment at work amongst others, and would like to network and meet new people.
To immediately book your place at this course, contact me as soon as possible on tel.: +27 (0) 11 341 1000 or fax back the completed and signed registration form herewith attached to +27 (0) 11 325 0873. I look forward to confirming your participation.
National Safety is South Africa’s premier occupational health and safety magazine which is published by the Safety First Association, being the oldest OSH Association in Southern Africa.
The Association and magazine were launched in 1932 by Sir Ernest Oppenheimer and the Mayor of Johannesburg at the time. It continues to serve the industry and is published alternate monthly.
Fire and Rescue International (FRI), official magazine of the Southern African Emergency Services Institute (SAESI), is an independent, monthly, technical magazine that has fire management and suppression, rescue, emergency services and incident management as its core focus. Well researched editorial content provides readers with hands-on operational articles written by the best of the best in the industry. FRI’s well-respected contributors add to the magazine’s informative collection of articles such as profiles of fire services, EMS/ambulance services, industry organisations, training centres and the people making a difference.
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