Register for our Women In Leadership webinar: Monday 7 March

The Association of Ambulance Chief Executives will be holding a Women In Leadership webinar from 1.00 – 4.00pm on Monday 7 March 2022 for women, those who identify as women, and male allies in our member ambulance services (ie. all UK NHS ambulance services). 

Our focus will be on women leaders and aspiring women leaders within the NHS ambulance service. 

During the webinar, attendees will be asked to choose to attend one of the eight following breakout discussions.  As noted, some of these breakout discussions are for women / those who identify as women only, some for men only, and some for everyone. The joining links for each of the webinars are available in the Agenda below.

Please note, to attend the webinar, please ensure that you have registered and added the appointment to your calendar as outlined below.

How to register

Click here to access the Registration Form.
On completion of the form you will be emailed a Calendar Appointment file – don’t forget to add that file to your Outlook Calendar and accept the appointment.
If you need further instructions about that, click here.

Having trouble joining, or rejoining the main room after the breakout sessions?

If you have registered for our webinar and experience any difficulties joining the webinar via your calendar appointment, please click here to join the main room.


Women in Leadership:   1-4pm, Monday 7 March
Anna Parry, Deputy Managing Director, AACE
Sam Allen, Chair, Health and Care Women Leaders Network
Overcoming Challenges:

Sam Allen in conversation with…

Tracy Nicholls, Chief Executive, College of Paramedics

Tracy Myhill, previous Chief Executive, Welsh Integrated Health Board and Welsh Ambulance Service

Breakout Rooms:

1. ‘Imposter syndrome’: Tracy Nicholls

  • Women often report feeling like an imposter in their leadership roles – why is this?
    How can this be overcome?
    (women / those who identify as women)
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2. Male allyship: Alistair Gunn, YAS and Will Hancock, SCAS

  • How can men support their female colleagues in achieving equality at work and eradicating sexism? How can this be done meaningfully and proactively?
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3. Sexual safety: Karen O’Brien, NEAS

  • To progress, women need to feel safe at work – do you feel safe at work?
    What more can be done to make sure that we, as women, do feel safe?
    (women / those who identify as women)
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4. Lift as you climb: Sarah Rushbrooke, NEAS

  • How can women support each other in their leadership journeys? Do role-modelling and mentoring make a difference – and if so, what are the crucial elements of each?
    (women / those who identify as women)
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5. Being an upstander / active bystander: Asmina Islam Chowdhury, SECAMB

  • How do we effectively stand up to sexism at work? What steps do we need to take individually and collectively if we are to eradicate it?
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6. Women’s health: Dawn Adams, YAS

  • How does women’s health impact upon women leaders and aspiring leaders?
    What obstacles can pregnancy, motherhood, the menopause present to women and how can they be navigated / overcome?
    (women / those who identify as women)
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7. Working flexibly: Karen Ramnauth, SECAMB and Becky Godfrey, WMAS

  • What impact would more flexible working have on women’s potential to progress?
    How can this be effectively managed in the ambulance service environment?
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8. How we improve: Maxine Power, NWAS

  • What needs to happen for us to eradicate sexism within the ambulance service?
    How do we achieve equality for all regardless of sex?
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To join the main room AFTER the Breakout sessions,
click here to join the main room.



Panel discussion:

Chaired by Lena Samuels, Chair, South Central Ambulance ServiceParticipants:

Agatha Nortley-Meshe: Assistant Medical Director, London Ambulance Service

Helen Ray: Chief Executive, North East Ambulance Service

Nicola Scrivings: Chair, East of England Ambulance Service

Jessica Cunningham: Executive Director of Operations, South Western Ambulance Service

Next steps:

Anna Parry, AACE

Closing remarks:

Pauline Howie, Chief Executive, Scottish Ambulance Service

Your feedback is welcomed!

Throughout the course of the webinar, we would love to hear your thoughts and comments about women in leadership in the ambulance sector.
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