Our new guest blog is written by Theadora Jean
When we consider the participation of women in the Olympics since the last time they were in Britain, it’s easy to assume we have come an exceptionally long way and indeed eradicated sexism within the organisation. The image or brand of the Olympics is associated [...]
Laura Nelson, President of Camden Speakers, writer of Delilah blog, and co-organiser of our joint Inspiring Leaders event has reflected on what she learned from the day
When Caroline and I sat down and thought about what we wanted for our ‘Inspiring Leaders’ event last month, we were faced with a conundrum.
Camden Speakers Club, [...]
Lee Webster is Campaigns Manager for CARE International UK. She runs the Voices Against Violence campaign, which calls for an end to violence against women in [...]
Sarah Learmonth is Policy Officer at Coventry Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre.
Did you know that after you are raped it is very unlikely you will have a female Forensic Medical Examiner, the vast majority are men, in some areas of the country all are male? Did you also know that the British Medical [...]
Emma-Louise Hardman attended the Progressive Women and Camden Speakers first ever ‘Inspiring Leaders’ event this Saturday 6th November.
As nearly one hundred women and a sprinkling of men gathered in a function room in North London on Saturday for a day of talks and workshops under the banner Inspiring Leaders, one question in particular [...]
Ellie Cumbo is a policy researcher, campaigner and activist; she recently led on the development of Oona King’s women’s policy. Ellie comments on why Oona’s campaign and recent events of the Labour party are so important for women and for politics.
This week, new Labour leader Ed Miliband unveiled a shadow cabinet in which women [...]
Emily Dover attended this week’s Conservative Party conference as a delegate. She has formerly worked for both front and back bench Conservative politicians
Attending a Conservative Party conference when they are part of the government is a novel experience for me (this might seem to be a banal statement but judging by the age of [...]
Nargis Khan was a senior Labour Councillor in Hackney for 8 years and writes from the Labour Party conference in Manchester
The Labour party conference began with much anticipation about the election of the future leader following a four month campaign that saw four men and one woman battle it out attending 100’s of hustings, [...]
Progressive Women will be sharing first hand accounts from the 3 main political party conferences. This week Lee Chalmers shares her experience of the Liberal Democrat conference. Lee runs a coaching company Authentic Living and is a delegate at this year’s Liberal Democrat conference.
So I’m heading home from the Lib Dem conference feeling [...]
This week is TUC week. Nicola Smith, Senior Policy Officer at the TUC writes this week’s guest blog.
It’s easy to talk about cuts in the abstract – and to presume that there are large-scale painless efficiencies across the public sector that will allow us to reduce our deficit with ease. But the reality [...]