This year at Conservative Party Conference we'll be offering Equal Power training on helping women articulate why they are standing for selection and election and on keeping politically active women safe online.

Equal Power is a Fawcett Society led campaign to get more women in all of our diversity into politics. We're working to build a network of women across the political parties to really shift the dial on women's representation.

This session is co-hosted with Women2Women and the Conservative Women's Organisation (CWO).

Please email [email protected] to register for the event, Zoom details will be sent via email. This is a fringe session and you don't need a conference pass to attend. 

Event details

Introductions: Why representation matters and what you can achieve in politics

Speakers to include 

  • Virginia Crosbie, Conservative MP for Ynys Môn
  • Fleur Butler, National Chairman, Conservative Women's Organisation
  • Dolly Theis, Director and Ambassador, 50:50 Parliament
  • Sam Smethers, Chief Executive, The Fawcett Society

Training 1: Finding your why 

Equal Power partner The Parliament Project will encourage you to articulate why you'd like to stand for your party to represent your ward or constituency. Understand how your drive and personal motivation helps bring others with you throughout your political career.

Training 2: Helping keep politically active women safe online

Are you a woman with political ambitions who finds herself held back by the fear of online abuse? Do you need support to set boundaries and make digital spaces better serve you and your political career? Glitch's training will help you better understand online abuse and vital digital self-defence and self-care strategies. 

Please email [email protected] to register for this event, please include your full name and email address.  

Please note this is a fringe event, so you do not need a conference pass to attend. If you'd like to hear more about Equal Power, including upcoming training sessions and news on women's representation please sign up to the Equal Power newsletter.

Equal Power is a campaign led by The Fawcett Society with a coalition of women's and civil society organisations: 

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