Following a recent meeting of 24 female permanent secretaries, past and present, Melanie Dawes reflects on progress towards gender equality in the Civil Service.
Melanie Dawes is Permanent Secretary for the Department for Communities & Local Government (renamed the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government in January 2018).
She is also the Civil Service Gender Champion.
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