Women and Girls Panel

The Women and Girls’ Equality Panel brings together a 20-strong group of diverse and informed women from across our 10 boroughs with the aim of accelerating gender equality, enabling women and girls to live their best life in Greater Manchester.

The panel will meet for the first time on December 7, 2020 and work to establish a clear vision for women and girls in Greater Manchester to understand issues and inequalities affecting their lives and recognise women and girls’ particular experience of COVID. The panel will advise on new policies and activities, ensuring that gender equality is actively considered by GMCA and public services in decisions made to help make the city-region a better place to live, work, study and do business. We want all women and girls, across the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester, to have equality of opportunity to start well, live well and age well, and ensure that a differentiated approach is adopted where appropriate.

The panel will meet on a quarterly basis developing a detailed two-year action plan ensuring a focus on priority areas for intervention in addressing gender inequality within Greater Manchester.

The Panel is co-chaired by GMCA Portfolio Lead for Equalities and Ageing and Tameside Council Leader, Brenda Warrington, and Pam Smith, Chief Executive of Stockport Council and GMCA Chief Executive Portfolio Lead for Equalities and Ageing. Greater Manchester’s Deputy Mayor for Policing, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire, Bev Hughes is also be a core member. 

Further information on the panel can be found:

If you would like further information on the panel please email womenandgirls@greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk