If you are a woman who is interested in taking the next step to become a candidate either locally or nationally, or who is interested in a career in public life this event is for you!

We will live-stream portions of the day, including plenary sessions at 1pm and 5.30pm.

Courage Calls: Ask Her To Stand from Policy Review on VimeoClick here to watch the live-stream

This special evening will include a cross-party panel session, workshops providing practical advice on getting into politics and public life, and an evening drinks reception with the chance to network and explore various exhibition stands from our event partners. All those who self-define as women are welcome.

You will get an opportunity to:

  • meet and network with a diversity of like-minded women
  • hear from leading women in politics
  • get practical advice and help with next steps
  • join Fawcett's network, so that you can keep in touch
  • celebrate 100 years of first votes for women by standing for office yourself!

We will run four workshops, and attendees will have the chance to attend two each. These will be:

1. WHY STAND?: What difference do women make?

2. WHAT’S STOPPING YOU?: Overcoming the barriers to getting into politics

3. BUILDING YOUR POLITICAL CV: How to build the relevant experience

4. POLITICAL CAREERS: Working in and around politics

Please note that we will be live-streaming the event, and providing recordings of the workshops for those interested but unable to attend.

The lead partners for this event are The Fawcett Society and 50:50 Parliament. Event partners include:



When you book your free place below, you will be asked to give some basic information about your experience in politics so far, and your two workshop preferences. Please note that this event is also open to any women who are considering a career in politics but have no prior experience.

Booking for this event has now closed.