Introducing Gabby Ryan, head of the RSLWAWN
Allow me to introduce myself; my name is Gabby Ryan and I am a service member having spent 34 years in Defence in both the Australian Regular Army and the Army Reserves. I am married with two adult children and am currently one of the RSLWA Board of Directors and one of the Vice Presidents of the RSL City of Cockburn Sub-Branch. I also work full time as a Senior Client Contact Officer with DVA.
My intention moving forward with the Network is to focus on the initiatives that have arisen as a result of our forums. We need to be relevant, strategic and approachable and have a voice about where we see the RSL heading into the future. The RSL needs to be more inclusive of women and more family friendly in the way we operate.
I am excited about the way the group is progressing and if you have any suggestions please contact me via email.
The RSLWA Women’s Network (RSLWAWN) has been initiated by the Returned & Services League of Australia (WA Branch). The purpose of the network is to seek input and policy direction from women and to support and encourage their greater participation in the veteran community.
The RSLWAWN is specifically designed to include ex-service, serving, reservists, affiliates, partners and mothers of serving members. The group provides support and advice relating to:
- Overseeing the development of an annual forum of events and programs;
- Overseeing the development of strategies to encourage ongoing womens’ participation in the RSLWA; and
- Advising the Board of Directors on issues and projects relating to our network.