Our Feminist Recovery: Resting, Reviving, Resisting 

We are delighted to invite you to our annual conference and AGM taking place at King's House in London on Saturday 19th November

Join us for our annual conference as we chart our feminist recovery, to explore how we can rest, revive and resist. We'll look at how we can create a new economy that works for women, to building a feminist Government and ensuring that it is truly accessible and inclusive.

We are pleased to announce that our afternoon sessions will start with a keynote from MP Anneleise Dodds.

The conference is kindly supported by method's Clean Up Pre-nup which aims to promote equality at home.

What's on


Fawcett members are invited to join us at our AGM at 10 am, to reflect on and celebrate what Fawcett has achieved over the past year. If you are not a member but would like to become one, please see below for our exclusive conference offer.

We are bringing together inspirational activists, change-makers and political leaders for a day of exciting panel discussions and breakout sessions: 

Main sessions

11.15 am Session 1: Welcome address

11.20 am Session 2: Our feminist recovery: A new economy that works for women
What is a feminist recovery and how can we ensure that we are building a future that works for all women? We need new approaches and innovation to ensure that women are at the centre as we rebuild and whether the storm of the cost-of-living crisis.

Chair: Ayesha Hazarika
Panelists: Halima Begum, Ruhi Khan, Rachel O'Brien, Sara Reis

Breakout panels and workshop (1.00 pm - 2.30 pm)

Workshop: Well-being for change-makers with Grrrlzine (1.00 pm - 2.30 pm)

Self-care shouldn’t be reserved for periods of burnout but built into our activism. How can we live with intentional care, enabling sustainable movements and be happy, healthy individuals?

Grrrlzine will take a through of a history of zine making, the uses as a form of self-care and a political tool before participant have the chance to create their own zine.

This workshop has limited capacity.

Break-out panel 1: Accessible activism (1.30 pm - 2.30 pm)
Can everyone be an activist? For intersectionality to be at the heart of our feminist recovery, we need to make sure that everyone can participate in activism and that activism is truly inclusive.

Chair: Zaimal Azad 
Panelists: Kelly Given, Stella Creasy, Zainab Asamranu, Charlotte Proudman

Break-out panel 2: A childcare system that works for women (1.30 pm - 2.30 pm)
Right now, our childcare system does not work for women. But imagine if it did! In this session we’ll talk about the solutions, opportunities and the change we want to see from Government, our employers, our partners and across our society to create a childcare system that unlocks the potential of families across the UK.

Chair: Alex Shepherd
Panelists: Claire Reindorp, Christine Farquhasan, Lauren Fabianski, Taslima Uddin, Shannon Pite

Break-out panel 3: Equality starts at home (1.30 pm - 2.30 pm)
Our feminist recovery starts at home, with a re-balancing of childcare, chores and good work life balance.

Chair: Alexandra Topping
Panelists: Elliot Rae, Kudsia Batool, Owen Thomas

Main sessions

2.45 pm Keynote

We are excited to have Anneliese Dodds MP kick off the afternoon sessions reflecting on the day's sessions, and how the government can implement some of the actions to create a fairer society for all.

3.00 pm Session 3: Building a feminist government
Gender equality is not just a human right, but part and parcel of a functioning democracy, making space for representation and social justice. This panel will explore what a feminist government would and should look like and how we can get there.

Chair: Jemima Olchawski
Panelists: Mandu Reid, Harriet Andrew, Rosie Campbell, Annaliese Dodds, Anum Qaisar

4.00 pm Session 4: Final reflections and thoughts

The main sessions will be recorded for those who are unable to attend in-person. A full event schedule and agenda will be shared closer to the day. 

We are delighted to confirm the following speakers at the conference:

  • Halima Begum, CEO at Runnymede Trust
  • Stella Creasy MP, Labour
  • Ayesha Hazarika, broadcaster, journalist and political commentator
  • Ruhi Khan, Researcher at LSE
  • Jemima Olchawski, Chief Executive at Fawcett Society 
  • Shannon Pite, Communications and External Affairs Director at Early Years Alliance
  • Charlotte Proudman, barrister and campaigner
  • Anum Qaisar MP, SNP
  • Elliott Rae, Founder of Music, Football, Fatherhood 
  • Mandu Reid, Women's Equality Party
  • Dr. Sara Reis, Head of Research and Policy at Women's Budget Group

Don't miss your chance to be part of this special event.

How to get your conference ticket

You can book tickets using the booking form below. Your ticket will be emailed to you closer to the event date.

If you are not currently a member of Fawcett, why not consider taking advantage of our exclusive conference offer and receive a free ticket when you subscribe for Fawcett membership. Click here to find out more. 

Book now! We can't wait to see you there.

For more information, please contact Fawcett Events: [email protected]

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