Cressida Dick Named First Female Head of U.K.'s Metropolitan Police
February 28, 2017: Cressida Dick is to become the first female head of the Metropolitan police, completing a remarkable career comeback by vowing to reform Britain’s largest police force. Dick’s appointment means five of the top posts in the criminal justice system in England and Wales are now held by women. Lynne Owens is director general of the National Crime Agency. The other women leading the justice system include Alison Saunders at the Crown Prosecution Service, Home Secretary Amber Rudd, and Sara Thornton, chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council. Read the article: Cressida Dick Appointed First Female Met Police Commissioner (The Guardian, theguardian.com) See also: Ms. Dick's 2014 video presentation on counter terrorism made during her term as head of Specialist Operations at the Metropolitan Police: Counter Terrorism Policing- Past, Present and Future (www.rusi.org)
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ASPI Examines Australia's Approach to Women, Peace, and Security
July 7, 2019: The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) has recently published a series of reports examining Australia's approach to providing roles for women in sectors affecting peace and security.
Aided by a Female Squad Leader, US Soldiers Demonstrate Peacekeeping with Women in Mind
June 27, 2019: Four Arizona National Guardsmen went house to house in a mock village set up on a grassy plain in rural Kazakhstan, searching for an enemy weapons cache.At many of the houses, women acting out the scenario during the Steppe Eagle exercise told the American soldiers that their culture did not allow them to enter unless a female servicemember was present.That’s where this particular squad of guardsmen stood out: Led by the first female infantry squad leader in the Arizona National Guard, Staff Sgt. Jenna Ross, the squad entered and searched the houses for the hidden weapons.
New Career Comeback Program Launched for Malaysian Women in Cyber Security
June 26, 2019: A new program has been launched in Malaysia to support women in cyber security in returning to work, as shared on Ministry of Communications and Multimedia via Bernama.Known as ‘Empowering Women in Cyber Risk Management’, the program is a career comeback initiative that aims to overcome the talent gap faced by the cyber security industry.