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Courage Calls! Activism. Power. Change.

History is made when power and courage go hand-in-hand. Join us at our annual conference for a day centred on cultivating courage, expressing power through activism, and creating lasting change for generations to come.

This year we are bringing together inspiring leaders and pioneers from all walks of life, from women reporting at the frontlines of politics to grassroots activists effecting change. We are thrilled to announce a packed programme of empowering discussions, interactive breakout sessions, and an evening reception – the perfect opportunity to celebrate our collective power.

The day will include a welcome address from Fawcett Chief Executive Sam Smethers, and the opportunity to speak with Fawcett Chair Fiona Mactaggart.

Our first panel discussion of the day, 'On the Frontline: Women reporters in the political space', features a stellar line-up with Channel 4 News Correspondent Fatima Manji, Editor of the Daily Mirror Alison Phillips, Politics Editor at gal-dem Leah Cowan, journalist and author Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, chaired by Fawcett trustee, comedian and commentator Ayesha Hazarika.

Our marketplace will give you the chance to explore feminist literature and merchandise, take action on key Fawcett campaigns and interact with other equality organisations. Your ticket also includes a complimentary drink as a part of a special evening networking reception with like-minded feminists and Fawcett supporters.

We are running a time-limited offer which includes a discounted Fawcett membership rate and a complimentary ticket to our annual conference, saving you over £50! We have a limited number available, so register today to avoid disappointment.

Claim your discounted Fawcett membership and complimentary ticket here

Over the coming weeks, we will announce a stellar line-up of pioneers, high-profile activists and leaders over the day. Don't miss your chance to be part of this special event. Book today!

Our line-up:

  • 9 - 10am: Arrival, registration and networking
  • 10:05 - 10:10am: Welcome from Fawcett Chair Fiona Mactaggart
  • 10:10 - 10:30am: Welcome from Fawcett Chief Executive Sam Smethers
  • 10:30 - 12pm: On The Frontline: Women reporters in the political space panel discussion and Q&A with Channel 4 News Correspondent Fatima Manji, Editor of the Daily Mirror Alison Phillips, Politics Editor at gal-dem Leah Cowan, journalist and author Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, chaired by Fawcett trustee, comedian and commentator Ayesha Hazarika.
  • 12:00 - 14:00pm: Complimentary lunch and feminist marketplace (AGM for Fawcett members will take place from 12:30 - 14:00pm)
  • 14:00 - 15:30pm: Breakout sessions

Breakout session options include: 

Changing the narrative: women and girls of colour in literature - a panel discussion with writer and founder of REWRITE Christina Fonthes, Editorial director of Knights of ‘Inclusive book publishers Eishar Kaur, and Writer and Project Manager at Book Trust Represents Indigo Williams

Courageous Conversations: Having inclusion conversations that matter in the workplace - a workshop led by Fearless Futures to support participants to begin to identify the behaviours that get in the way of courageous conversations, with hearing and learning from those who have struggles you don’t share when you want to be an ally - and give deep insight into why change can be so slow. Participants will leave with greater awareness of what shifts they may need to make to engage in powerful, productive and courageous inclusion conversations

Realising the power of older women - an empowering workshop with Funny Women. More details to follow

Campaigning for better justice for survivors of rape - a panel discussion with Dame Vera Baird DBE QC, Victims Commissioner for England and Wales. More panel details to follow

Community activism to make local Government work for women - a workshop with support from The Fawcett Society and Fawcett local groups to help you take steps in campaigning and lobbying for women's rights in your local area

  • 15:30 - 15:45pm: Break
  • 15:45 - 17:15pm: Treading new Territory: Campaigners who inspire us & have driven change panel discussion and Q&A with author, journalist & leader of the Sexism in dictionaries campaign Maria Beatrice Giovanardi, creator of the End Tampon Tax Petition & Author Laura Coryton, author & Sickle Cell Activist Professor Dame Elizabeth Anionwu, writer and upskirting activist Gina Martin, chaired by Fawcett Chair Fiona Mactaggart.      

  • 17:15 - 19:00pm: Drinks Reception We are thrilled to be joined by comedian Laura Smyth, winner of the 2019 Funny Women Stage Award, as our headline act. 

Line-up subject to change

Frequently Asked Questions

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Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

There are no ID requirements or age limit, but children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Am I eligible for a concessionary rate?

We offer a concessionary rate to students, those on low income, pensioners and children under the age of 16 (accompanied by an adult).

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Pimlico Academy is easily accessibly by public transport. The nearest Tube station, Pimlico, is just metres from the academy and is connected to the Victoria line. To plan your tube journey to the academy use the Transport for London Journey Planner.

The closest train stations are London Victoria, and London Waterloo. You can use the National Rail website to plan your journey into London by train.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email [email protected] if you have any questions.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes, you can change the name on your ticket up until 48 hours before the event. Please email [email protected] at your earliest convenience to advise of any changes.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, please email [email protected] to update your registration information.

Do I have to bring my ticket to the event?

Yes, please bring your ticket either printed or in scannable electronic format.

What is the refund policy?

Unfortunately, we are unable to refund any tickets cancelled.

I have accessibility or dietary requirements, how do I let the event organiser know?

You will be asked to complete this information in the booking form. Please note that our venue is fully accessible, and that we cater for all dietary requirements - just be sure to let us know when booking your ticket.

Can I bring my child to the conference?

Children are welcome to attend the conference with an accompanying adult and are eligible for a concessionary ticket rate. Please note that childcare creche services are available if reserved before the event and we have sufficient demand. We will support attendees with childcare costs if we are not able to provide creche services. Please email us at [email protected] to let us know your requirements.

Are refreshments included in my ticket?

Yes, we will provide lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Dietary requirements can be specified in the booking form.

I would love to help out at the event, do you require any volunteers?

Yes, we would love to hear from you if you are interested in volunteering at the event! Please contact us at [email protected] to state your interest.

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