As part of the celebrations for the centenary of some women getting the right to vote, the distinctive Suffrage Flag is being taken on a relay around the UK and overseas.
Eleanor is the co-Chair of the Cross-Government Women's Network.
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On the eve of International Women's Day, Eleanor Binks looks back on her time as co-chair of the Cross-Government Women's Network (CGWN).
The Civil Service is running 10 events in different parts of the country on 8 March to mark International Women's Day – and you can book now to attend the event nearest to you.
Co-chairs of the Cross-Government Women's Network, Keela Shackell-Smith and Eleanor Binks look back on the successes in their first year, and forward to the challenges ahead.