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Committee closes gender gap

Posted: December 22nd, 2014

TWO women members have joined the AMP committee, helping to reduce the gender imblance.

JILL PALMER, ex-Mirror medical correspondent, and VILMA SMITH, former top-flight editorial secretary (and widow of Tony Smith) bring a wealth of knowledge and experience.

Although on paper we have a large committee, health and travel constraints mean that attendance at the London committee meetings is usually around ten or twelve.

The Scottish contingent keeps up to speed regularly but more informally (in a pub, perhaps?) and both committees conduct a deal of business by email and phone.

Chairman Tom Brown said: “I’ve been appealing for more women on our committee and Vilma and Jill are first-class recruits. Their input will be valuable, just what we need. I’ve long thought we need to be more representative and include more women, and especially widows, but also more departments. We seem to be heading towards gender equality and that’s something to boast about.”

More information about Jill and Vilma soon on the About Us page, and in the spring newsletter sent to AMP members only. (Membership coupon on the Join Us page.)

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