Emma Ward works for an addiction charity and is co-director of Progressive Women
On Saturday May 11th I was privileged to be a part of the Progressive Women Spring Conference, ‘Making it Happen’. The event was designed to enable, inspire and support women to reach their full potential with a packed schedule of incredible and [...]
For all those who care about drive, determination and representation, the passing of Margaret Thatcher should be a moment of great personal significance, writes Progressive Women committee member, Binita Mehta.
Only a month old when Britain’s first female Prime Minister left Number 10 Downing Street for the last time, I have nevertheless [...]
Caroline Watson, Director of Progressive Women, writes on how Alice Walker has shaped her thinking of the limitations of western feminism.
I was lucky enough to have the chance to join the audience for the screening of the Alice Walker film at the Women of the World festival a few weeks ago. I have [...]
We’re delighted to launch ticket sales for our May leadership conference, Making it Happen, with a keynote speech from Dame Tessa Jowell MP.
This one-day event addresses the deficit of women in leadership positions in the UK. It is designed to equip female attendees with the skills necessary to achieve their leadership potential – in [...]
The only sound to be heard is the clack of my shoes on the hard floor as I step inside the chapel for Vespers. Twenty Carmelite nuns stand before me undisturbed and immersed in prayer. They live in silence and upon entering the order, they vow to let go of [...]
Caroline Watson is Co-founder and Director of Progressive Women
This International Women’s Day is a time of reflection on the progress women have made towards equality in society, and of course, the progress still yet to be made. I grew up believing that I could do whatever I wanted and that any opportunities open [...]
Our guest blogger is Lovejit K. Dhaliwal, a London-based journalist, documentary-maker and academic.
I’ve got to say I was excited about attending this event at the Tate Modern in London, but wasn’t quite sure what I would find. Directed towards The Tank area of the gallery, I was ushered in, behind big black doors. Inside [...]
Clare Laxton is a pro-choice campaigner and works in the charity sector.
Generally not a week goes by without one article or another speculating on what is or isn’t within the realm of feminist (including this one actually). A couple of weeks ago the hot topic was whether Beyoncé was forfeiting her feminism by [...]
Emma Ward works for an addiction charity and is co-director of Progressive Women.
This week I attended ‘Lifting the Lid’, an event hosted by the Women’s Fabian Network to discuss the sexualisation of women and girls in British society and culture. The keynote speaker was Diane Abbott MP, Labour’s Shadow Public Health Minister.
My ears [...]