4 Feb 2019
Women’s Equality Network (WEN) Wales is recruiting a cohort of 25 aspiring women to take part in a mentoring scheme to get more women, and more diverse women, into public and political life.
If you are a woman looking to develop or further a career in
politics or public life then this could be the scheme for you.
The scheme will run from April 2019 to December
Closing date for applications is 24th February,
Taking part will enable you to develop your political skills and
increase the impact and influence you can have on political and
public life through mentoring from one of a number of highly
influential women along with bespoke training and peer group
Mentors include women from across political parties and with a
vast range of experience within public life including,
- Members of Parliament including Madeleine Moon & Tonia
Antoniazzi, and Baroness Anita Gale from the House of Lords.
- Assembly Members such as Jayne Bryant, Eluned Morgan and Leanne
- Councillors and Council Leaders including Councillor Sara Jones
and Powys Council Leader Rosemarie Harris.
- Civil servants such Torfaen Chief Executives Alison Ward, Sally
Holland Children's Commissioner for Wales, Sophie Howe Future
Generations Commissioner for Wales and Welsh Government Permanent
Secretary Shan Morgan.
- Senior Leaders from the third sector including Uzo Iwobi Race
Council Cymru CEO, Maria Constanza Mesa Director of Women Connect
First and Frances Beecher Chief Executive of Llamau.
- Business Owners and Board Members such as Catherine Brown.
The scheme includes time spent in the Welsh Assembly, learning
about how the Assembly and political parties work and how to get
selected as a candidate; visit to the Houses of Parliament, meeting
with MP's and members of the House of Lords; a tour of Parliament,
and time to observe activities within the Commons Chamber; hearing
about how to be a trustee and be more active in public life. A
series of networking and other events will aim to train and further
develop the core skills required to be effective in public or
WEN are now inviting applications from women across Wales. This
scheme is open to all women - they want to
hear from you and improve the representation and diversity of women
in Welsh public life.
If you can demonstrate a clear interest in politics and public
life and a commitment to your own and others' development, then
this could be the scheme for you.
To find out more and to apply visit http://www.wenwales.org.uk/what-we-do/wen-mentoring/.