Inspirational women compete to be judged Woman of Democracy 2014 at an event Chaired by Gwen Rhys, Founder and CEO of Women in the City. Strictly Democracy takes place on November 18th 2014 from 10.30 to 12:30 at Rotary in London Headquarters, 6 York Gate, London NW1 4QG.
As part of this year’s Houses of Parliament’s Parliament week, the British Federation of Women Graduates is holding the competition, to celebrate the achievements of five inspirational women who have brought about social change through democracy. The winner will be awarded the title “Woman of Democracy 2014“.
Strictly Democracy will showcase projects that focus on:
- gender imbalance in sport and STEM subjects
- the use of technology to support young and vulnerable mothers
- how to achieve a sharing economy
- developing a cure for Norovirus and engaging with public health.
The event will provide women with a platform for their projects and encourage others to follow in their footsteps. Parliament Week seeks to inspire people across the UK to get involved in democratic life.
Contestants include: Alison Baum, CEO of charity Best Beginnings; Benita Matofska, Head of the Global Sharing Economy initiative; Dr Ellie Cosgrave, Co-founder of Science-Grrl; Dr Lucy Thorne, Centenary award holder for research on the Norovirus; Lottie Birdsall-Strong, Graduate student at Cambridge carrying out research into gender equality in Sports.
Judging the projects will be the first woman CEO of the Worker’s Educational Association Ruth Spellman OBE, National Council of Woman President Gwenda Nicholas, the future President of Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland Eve Conway, and the current and former Presidents of the BFWG, Dr Gloria Banner and Jennifer Morley.
Event partners include: the HoP Parliament Week, Workers’ Educational Association, Best Beginnings, People Who Share, Women in the City, Rotary Great Britain and Ireland, Science Grrl, and The National Council of Women Great Britain.
SAVE THE DATE
November 18th 2014
10.30 to 12:30
Rotary Club of London, 6 York Gate London NW1 4QG.
Lunch is included. All welcome.
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