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Audit Book Club - Breaking Barriers in the workplace


When Josephine Reynolds signed up with the Norfolk Fire Service in July 1982 at just seventeen years old, there was no such thing as a firefighter - only fire men. Set against the slate-grey backdrop of early 1980s Britain, Fire Woman is the story of how a young woman brought up in rural Wales coped in the testosterone-fuelled world of the fire brigade, where even today 96 per cent of all staff are male. In a life packed with incident - where lethal forest fires, escaped zoo animals and unexploded bombs formed a background to the everyday toll of death and disaster Josephine experiencedboth triumph and heartbreaking personal tragedy. Fire Woman also provides a unique insight into the camaraderie that comes with risking your life on a daily basis and stands as the inspiring true story of an extraordinary young woman who took on a man's world and won, becoming Britain's first full-time firefighter.

Come and meet Josephine and hear her talk about her experiences of 'Breaking Barriers' in the workplace to become Britain's 1st Firefighter!

Date: 4th April 2019 

Time: 6.00pm (registration at 5.30pm) 

Venue: M&G Prudential 5 Laurence Pountney Hill London EC4R 0HH

THEME OF THE EVENT: Breaking The Barriers

Host: The Audit & Risk Recruitment Company

Sponsor: Valeria Locatelli, Audit Director, M&G Prudential

❖17.30-18.00 Registration
❖18.00-18.10 Introduction by Valeria Locatelli
❖18.10-18.25 Welcome by Marcus Panton & Adam Burke
❖18.25-17.05 Speech by Josephine Reynolds
❖19.05-19.45 Book discussion & Networking (drinks & nibbles)
❖19.45-20.00 Closing remarks by Marcus Panton
20.00 Carriages

To register, please click onto the following link: