We have received some correspondence with details of a range of online events, encouraging women to participate in politics at all levels. You can find details of these events below:
In September, Elect Her – a non-partisan CIC supporting women on their political journey – are hosting a month-long series of webinars, entitled Her Life in Politics, exploring every role in Scottish politics. Each Tuesday at 7:30-9pm, elected representatives from across the political spectrum will share their journey into politics and experiences since.
On Tuesday 20th 7:30-9pm, the webinar will focus on Community Councillors, hearing from Karen Harcus, Alison Lowe and Elizabeth Brown and with facilitation from former community councillor and chair Lauren Bennie. This webinar is a great opportunity for any woman motivated to create positive change in her community to learn how becoming a community councillor can help put ideas into action, learning from other women’s lived experience and meeting like-minded women along the way.
If you know a fantastic woman who you would like to encourage to become a community councillor, please invite them to this free online event so they can start their political journey today. Full details on the event, including how to book, are available here: https://www.elect-her.org.uk/events-workshops/her-life-as-a-community-councillor
The full webinar programme is as follows:
- Tuesday 6th: Her Life in Politics as a MP. We’ll hear from Amy Callaghan, Anum Qaisar and Wendy Chamberlain.
- Tuesday 13th: Her Life in Politics as a MSP. We’ll hear from Gillian Mackay, Pam Gosal and Sarah Boyack.
- Tuesday 20th: Her Life in Politics as a Community Councillor. We’ll hear from Karen Harcus, Alison Lowe and Elizabeth Brown.
- Tuesday 27th: Her Life in Politics as a Councillor. We’ll hear from Dawn Black, Shamin Akhtar and Emma Macdonald.
All webinars are open to women from across Britain, either new or existing members of the Elect Her community, and will be BSL interpreted and include closed captioning.
Should you have any further queries, please contact:
Rosie Trevill: firstname.lastname@example.org
Community & Communications Coordinator