WATCH is very proud to be part of this event taking place on Wednesday 16th July 2014. All the information is detailed below and we look forward to seeing you there!


WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP: What needs to change?
7pm, Wed 16th July 2014
St Paul’s Cathedral

Creating greater opportunities for female empowerment has been designated as one of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals.  As we inch closer to the 2015 deadline there remain considerable institutional and cultural barriers preventing women from reaching positions of leadership, whether in politics, in business, or in the church. It is clear that the tide is turning and large strides are being made to overcome problems of institutional inequality; many voices have joined together to call for our leaders to represent the diversity of the people they govern, but there is still work to be done to remove impediments that have restricted female advancement.

How can we remove the institutional and cultural barriers preventing many women from reaching positions of leadership? What can different sectors learn from one another in the fight for true equality? What actions can we take to create lasting change?

Join us at St Paul’s Cathedral for a public discussion led by:

Liz Bingham, Managing Partner for Talent at EY
Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty
Ceri Goddard, Director of Gender at the Young Foundation
The Revd Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons
Frances O’Grady, General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress

Chaired by:The Very Revd David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral

The event will include an audience Q&A and will be followed by a networking space co-hosted by Women 1st, the Women’s Resource CentreCity Women Network (CWN)Women and the Church (WATCH) and the National Union of Students.

Tickets are free and all are welcome.  Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start.

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