In February, our guest speaker was Margaret Stone, Chair of Norfolk County Council.

Margaret introduced us to the Norfolk Women’s Charter. This is a new campaign, launched on Norfolk Day last year, designed to inspire the women of Norfolk.

Margaret is committed to supporting women in their progression through their professional life. The charter aims to build aspiration, to build ambition and to encourage women to believe they can succeed.

The participation of women in public life is one area of focus, to work towards a more equal balance of women and men in government. At an organisational level, the focus is to provide support to women in their progression to senior roles and increase female board membership.