UFBA celebrates International Women's Day 2021
For International Women's Day 2021 we acknowledge the incredible women that make up 19.5% of the Fire and Emergency service.
We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women's achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world.
From challenge comes change, so let's all choose to challenge and build upon that 19.5% so that women are no longer a minority. With inspiration and encouragement, we can one day look forward to a higher percentage with more equitable participation.
Hear from some of our inspirational wahine representatives across NZ:
- Amelia Wood, QFF Rangiora VFB, Executive Member with Canterbury Provincial.
- Cheryl Clark, FF Eltham VFB, Past President of Taranaki Provincial
- Amber Hollis, SFF Clyde VFB, Senior Vice President with Otago/Southalnd Provincial
- Tina Singer, SO and OIC Runanga VFB, President of West Coast Provincial
- Lissa Whiteman, SFF Whitianga, Challenge Panel Member with Auckland Provincial and President of Thames Valley Goldfield’s Sub Association
- Jennifer Ruffell, QFF Blenheim VFB, Secretary/Treasurer of Nelson Marlborough Provincial