International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality. 

At Citizens Advice Broxtowe we would like go mark the day, Monday 8th March, by highlighting two influential women who are leaders of our organisation and advocates for Broxtowe.

Sally Bestwick

Sally has worked for our organisation for 13 years, including 5 years as the Chief Executive. Under Sally’s leadership Citizens Advice Broxtowe has grown substantially, developing new projects and helping more people in times of need. She has skillfully led the charity during the pandemic ensuring that the service remains open despite the restrictions of lock-down. Sally is always supportive of staff and volunteers and leads by example. We are proud of what we have achieved under Sally’s guidance.

Sally says; “I am supporting International Women’s Day by motivating other women to believe they can achieve their career and personal goals.  I am driven by a passion to help others and as Chief Executive of a Citizens Advice Broxtowe I encourage others to challenge any gender based inequality along your journey.”

Janet Patrick

Councillor Janet Patrick is currently the Mayor of Broxtowe but also a long standing trustee of Citizens Advice Broxtowe. In addition to bringing her knowledge and experience to the board Janet is an enthusiastic fundraiser for the charity.

Janet is also an active figure in the local community, in 2014, with other local supporters, she opened a Beeston Memory Café at Middle Street Resources Centre for people living with dementia and their carers. She also led the campaign to welcome Syrian refugees to Broxtowe under the Government Resettlement Scheme and is a member of the Broxtowe Steering Group for Refugees and Asylum seekers.

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