Women within the College of Paramedics will be taking over all College channels
To celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) on 8th March when women all over the world are celebrated for their social, economical, cultural and political achievements, this March women within the College of Paramedics will be taking over all College channels, with various activities planned; from hosting all female panels, to covering an abundance of gender equality related issues and topics, through to celebrating the day with female-orientated content.
IWD has a number of Missions, one of which is the Women at Work Mission, with a goal of forging inclusive work cultures where women’s careers can thrive and their achievements can be celebrated. As part of the College of Paramedics takeover, we are looking for women to feature on our social media channels and website to showcase the huge contribution that women make to our profession.
Here is an example for you;
I have been a paramedic since May of 1998, with time in a number of different roles since then. My joy and motivation have always been the people who work tirelessly to care for patients. Being part of the paramedic profession and contributing to the development of that profession is an honour and privilege.
Mentoring, championing, educating and supporting other paramedics and our colleagues was the first chapter of my career in giving back to those people that inspired me. I then moved into clinical, quality improvement and patient safety work that was the path to me breaking a glass ceiling, as not just a female but as a paramedic; becoming the first registered paramedic in an executive clinical role on an Ambulance NHS Trust Board of Directors in 2018, taking on what was known as a Director of Nursing post traditionally. This was just one example of the growth of the paramedic profession and the impressive and multiple ways in which it has evolved and still is evolving.
As Chief Executive of the College of Paramedics my career remains focused on championing, supporting and improving practice as I support the College and the profession shape its destiny.
Tracy Nicholls fiercely representing the profession and the College nationally, #ParaWomen
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
If you'd like to get involved, please email a high-quality picture of yourself (at work, at home, at rest) with any wording that celebrates your achievements at work or your journey within the paramedic profession (max 250 characters) to firstname.lastname@example.org
by 18th February. Please ensure you read the information below before submitting your content:
By submitting your content (including photos and text) you are agreeing for the College of Paramedics to use your content as part of their International Women’s Day (IWD) and Women’s History Month (WHM) 2022 celebrations on our social media channels and website. You are also confirming that the content submitted by you to the College of Paramedics does not breach any Copyright law(s).
The inclusion of content submitted in the IWD/WHM 2022 campaign is at the sole discretion of the College of Paramedics, unfortunately we are unable to guarantee that all content will be featured.
We will only hold on to your original content files for this campaign on our servers until the end of May 2022, unless it is necessary in order to meet legal or regulatory requirements, or unless prior agreement is sought from you directly by the College of Paramedics. Please note, however, that the content you submit may remain on our social media channels indefinitely. If you wish for your files to be deleted from the College of Paramedics social media platforms after May 2022 please email email@example.com. It may not be possible to delete images or text that has already been shared from the College of Paramedics social media platforms to the social media platforms of other organisations or individuals.
We may, however, communicate with you, before the end of May 2022, to ask if you would be willing for the College to add your photograph to our photo database to be used for marketing campaigns.
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers.
The content you submit will not be shared externally to the College of Paramedic organisation, outside of their International Women’s Day (IWD) and Women’s History Month (WHM) 2022 celebrations unless prior agreement is sought from you directly by the College of Paramedics.
We look forward to receiving your content!
International Women's Day
To find out more about International Women's Day see internationalwomensday.com