Women and Politics Event, March 2017

Posted: 19th December 2016

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By: Elaine Pritchard

Women and Politics Event, March 2017

At Burton WiRE we are holding a special, one-off event this Spring aimed at helping women to get their voices heard in local and national government.

We usually meet on a Wednesday evening, but this event is being held on Friday March 24, 2017, from 10am to 2pm.  There’ll be tea and coffee on arrival and an open networking buffet lunch between 1pm and 2pm. It’s at our usual venue, The Brewhouse Arts Centre, Union Street, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire DE14 1EB, but we hope the morning slot may attract women who find evening networking difficult.

Clare Mullin, who leads the Women in Parliament programme for the Houses of Parliament, is going to run an inspiring, interactive session to tell you more about how to get YOUR voice heard in Parliament.

Even if you know nothing about politics, Claire’s workshops make it really easy to understand and relevant to your concerns. If you do know a bit about politics then we believe you will still learn new information about how to influence debate and decision-making.

It’s arguably more important than ever that we stand up and speak out about the issues that matter to us – and it’s easier than you might think because your opinions are wanted and needed and you have the opportunity to make a real difference.

Our second speaker of the morning is WiRE member Helen Hall, who was recently selected to stand for the local council in Staffordshire. She will provide a perspective on the local political scene.

There will be a chance to chat over a buffet lunch between 1pm and 2pm and we’re  charging £7 to keep it affordable for everyone. Payment and booking is ONLY through Eventbrite and their fee and VAT takes the total price up to £8.03. The event is open to all WiRE members and non-members.

Read much more about the event and book your place here on Eventbrite.