In a ceremony at Windsor Castle on Wednesday, Angela Owen received her OBE for her services to women within the defence sector. Angela, a former Army officer, has spent the past ten years improving the lives of those within defence by promoting ‘Equality of Opportunity.
The Women in Defence UK Network started as a small LinkedIn group in 2011 to connect the women from across defence. The group has grown bigger than anyone could have anticipated and is best known for its annual awards. The Awards celebrate incredible work, inspire and promote the value of women who work in defence of the nation.
With the 2021 awards receiving over 400 nominations and the social media footprint reaching over 7 million impressions, it is evident that the Women in Defence UK community has a genuine impact. The community has grown to support, give confidence, and guide those who strive to challenge views and break barriers.
In an interview after the ceremony, Angela Said: