Women's Network

The Women's Network represents all women working in the local authority.

The Women’s Network acts as a collective voice for women workers at Brighton & Hove City Council. Many women workers are part time, job share, and /or have caring responsibilities etc and our aim is to ensure that we are fairly represented.

The network sends out a regular newsletter and runs quarterly meetings and events for members. The council encourages managers to release staff from  normal duties, where possible, to enable them to attend network meetings.  The network is coordinated by a voluntary steering group in consultation with the wider membership and in accordance with the council guidelines.

What does the Women's Network do?

  • We offer a platform for women across Brighton & Hove City Council to share ideas and experiences and to identify areas where support may be required.
  • We act as a collective voice for women staff and enable mutual communication between leadership and the network for feedback and action
  • We aim to engage with women in all the council’s directorates by promoting networking and mentoring opportunities via newsletter, meetings, Intranet and social media.
  • We build relationships with local external community groups who recognise and support women’s issues by sharing information about both BHCC and citywide / national women’s issues via our newsletter
  • Our meetings feature topics of interest identified by women workers ranging from health and wellbeing to activities building on personal development. We also celebrate International Women’s Day annually by raising awareness of women’s issues.

How can I join the Women's Network?

If you would like to find out more about what we do please email womensnetwork@brighton-hove.gov.uk . All women are welcome.

You can also visit our Facebook page.

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