New ambassador means women hold all key G7 roles
Women are to hold UK ambassadorships in all the world’s key postings after the role in Paris was given to Menna Rawlings ( below), the first female appointee in the post in British history. It means women will represent Boris Johnson’s government in the six other countries in the G7 group of top industrialised nations. UK ambassadors in Berlin, Tokyo, Washington, Canberra, Beijing, Paris, Rome, Moscow and the United Nations in New York, among other places, are all women. Until 1946, the Foreign Office banned women from diplomacy and until 1973 required them to resign if they married.