News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda – The inaugural Uniformed Women’s Collective Leadership Workshop was held recently, with about 70 women from the Bermuda Police Service, Customs Department, Department of Corrections, the Royal Bermuda Regiment and the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service attending.
A spokesperson said: “Over the years, the women of the uniformed services have been getting together on International Women’s Day which is held on the 8th of March every year, celebrating women in the workforce.
“This year, the women of the uniformed services decided to collectively host a series of events for International Women’s Day, including a group photo, greeting motorists across the island and a networking event.
Keynote Speaker – Mrs. Patrice Frith-Hayward
“Due to the success of the day’s events, it was obvious that the women should continue to build relationships between the sister agencies, with the aim of promoting women in the workforce, through networking and collaboration.
“On May 23rd, 2023, the agencies held the inaugural Uniformed Women’s Collective Leadership Workshop, at the Police Recreation Club.
“‘Finding Our Voices’ was the theme for 2023, featuring keynote speaker Mrs. Patrice Frith-Hayward, who delivered a dynamic speech around empowering women.
“About 70 women from the Bermuda Police Service, Customs Department, Department of Corrections, the Royal Bermuda Regiment and Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service, were eventually broken up into four working groups to discuss the challenges of being a woman in their various organizations and collectively come up with ideas and solutions to improve the work environment.
“This event was also attended by the various women leaders in the uniformed Services such as, Deputy Commissioner of Police Mrs Na’imah Astwood, Commissioner of Corrections Mrs Keeva Joell-Benjamin, Collector of Customs Mrs Lucinda Pearman, Lieutenant LeeAnn Tucker representing the Royal Bermuda Regiment and Ms Roche’ Hodsoll representing the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service.
“This was a successful day and the beginning of many events to come.
“Thank you for your service, Ladies!”
Feature Photos Include: Customs Department, Department of Corrections, Royal Bermuda Regiment, Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service and the Bermuda Police Service