Local Associations have been adapting in many innovative ways during these strange times, as has the Management Team.
After a successful email Executive in March, the regretful cancellation of an International Day in June, planned to include GWI President Terry Oudraad, on July 19 the finale of a successful and innovative ‘virtual’ AGM of the British Federation of Women Graduates took place via a Zoom session attended by 27 Members.
President Patrice Wellesley-Cole (top row two in from right) concluded the business which had been conducted via email over the past few weeks, making several ‘thank yous‘ and announcing Sudha Srivastava (Top second from left ) as the newly appointed Alternate CIR/CER .
BFWG is now adopting a system of ‘One woman One vote’ starting in 2021.
Many Registrants are donating their returned AGM Registration fee towards the Hegg Hoffet fund.
We welcome incoming President Jasmit Kaur Phull.(Middle column second row up).
Dr Gillian Hilton is carrying out research on challenges faced by women in the workplace and another Member has interviewed some of us in the so-called called ‘silent post war generation’ about attitudes to voting and particularly with respect to Europe.
Over the Summer Members also enjoyed a lively Questions and Answer Zoom session with noted historian Prof Mary Beard.
In early September our President Jasmit invited Dr Elizabeth Poskitt, noted Paediatrician, former International and British Federation President and Jans Gremee Award Winner, to address British Members and English speaking Members of UWE, via Zoom.
‘Adapt to survive‘ has to be our motto!
On behalf of BFWG:
Jenny Morley/ CIR-CER