Women’s equality debate Thurs 16 May – places available

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Women’s equality debate

16 May 2013, 13:30 – 15:00

Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, Westminster, London

Contact: diversity@parliament.uk

As part of Parliament Week’s focus this year on Women in Democracy, the House of Commons has teamed up with Inclusive Employers to hold a unique event in Westminster to debate women’s equality.

How far have we really come in the race towards women’s equality? Is the finishing post in sight?

In 1913, Emily Wilding Davison was killed whilst protesting for women’s rights. 100 years on, this event brings together an expert panel and an audience of Inclusive employers to debate the issues surrounding women’s equality in 2013.

There are 50 places available so do come along and join in the debate.

Speakers:

  • Rt Hon John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commons and President of Parliagender; the workplace equality network on gender issues;
  • Seema Malhotra MP, Member of Parliament for Feltham and Heston, and co-founder and Director of the Fabian Women’s Network;
  • Commander Elizabeth Walmsley (retired), Royal Navy, member of the first group of female personnel to serve at sea, and Equality and Diversity Policy Officer for the Royal Navy;
  • Ruth Shaw, Chief Executive of the Sports Ground Safety Authority, playing a leading role in transforming safety at sports grounds over the past 20 years. Previously a Deputy Director at the Department for Culture Media and Sports and a founder member of the Government team responsible for the London 2012 Olympics bid.

To book a place please email diversity@parliament.uk

See http://www.parliamentweek.org/events/womens-equality-debate/  for info.