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12 - 15 September 2023

Excel - London

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Angela Owen OBE

Ms Angela Owen OBE

Founder, Women in Defence UK

Angela’s Army career spanned 30 years and included tours in the UK, Germany and NI during the ‘Troubles’. One of the very first mothers to re-join after the rules changed in the early 90s, Angela has always cared deeply about helping women progress with a passion for equality of opportunity. In 2011, Angela founded Women in Defence UK, best known for its annual Awards, now in their 6th year, ground-breaking cross defence sector mentoring programme and its collaborative work with the MOD and industry on the Women in Defence Charter.

In addition to her Women in Defence UK work, Angela is a Senior Advisor to PA Consulting, a member of the CMI Women’s Committee, a Vice Patron of the Royal Air Force Air Cadets Council, a Companion of the CMI and a judge for the CMI Management Book of the Year and the Rural Business Awards. She recently reprised her early (Commonwealth Games and Combined Services) athletics career and enjoys sprinting in Masters’ competitions, albeit much more slowly than in the 1980s.  She was appointed OBE in the New Years’ Honours List 2021 for her services to women who work in the Defence Sector.


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