“Springboard is tried and tested in the police context, has an impact on women in the police and delivers results. It is a key component in achieving the Gender Agenda. I have no hesitation in recommending it throughout the police service.”
Julie Spence, Former Chief Constable, Cambridgeshire Constabulary, UK
“No guarantees were made at the start of the Springboard programme that careers would automatically be affected by undertaking the programme, indeed some women attend the programme for more personal reasons, never-the-less there has been a good deal of achievement that is work-related.
Not only have the individuals benefitted from gaining extra increments, upgrades and qualifications, but the departments and University have benefitted as can be seen by the wide range of additional responsibilities that the women have assumed since attending the programme. 46% have received extra payments, 20% have been upgraded, 39% are undertaking or have taken further qualifications, 61% have assumed additional responsibilities and 82% have had remarks made about other positive outcomes.”
Debbie Greenwood, University of Leeds, UK