July 19th

On this day in 1848, the first women’s rights convention, the Seneca Falls Convention, was held in New York, focusing on “the social, civil, and religious condition and rights” of women. Organised principally by female quakers, they approached prominent female orators like Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott to lead proceedings. Mott, like many others, had…

Met appoints first Female Commissioner – A History of Women in the Police

On February 22nd, 2017, the Metropolitan Police appointed Cressida Dick as its first female Commissioner. Some suggest that this landmark will go down in history alongside the accomplishment of Edith Smith who became the first woman police constable in England in 1915.