Do you want to see a change in your community but not sure where to begin?
Are you looking to develop the skills needed to kick start your political journey?
Would you like to learn about the realities of political life from the experts and those with first-hand experiences?
If yes- join our INSPIRE Campaign School and be the change you want to see.

This training is designed for any woman who is interested in getting involved with politics or has already started her political career. Among the barriers that stand in the way of women from entering politics are the 5 C’s (Cash, Childcare, Confidence, Culture & Candidate selection process). Delivered through three online training sessions over three weeks, INSPIRE will focus on the 3 C’s- Confidence, Communication and Campaigns.

Many local councillors, senators, MEPs and TD’s have taken part in our training during recent years. Click here to hear what Maria Walsh, MEP, has to say about her experience of training with Women for Election.

As a participant, you will work with experts who will demystify politics and show you the nuts and bolts of ‘getting in’. You will work to develop your skills in campaigns, communication and confidence.

Each participant will receive an INSPIRE pack, which covers all course work, as well as a Women for Election tote bag. You will complete the training with the tools and direction to take your next step on your political journey, as well as the support of the Women for Election network.

Confidence with Orlaith Carmody: 23rd of February @ 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Communications with Margaret E. Ward: 2nd of March @ 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Campaigns with Pat Montague: 9th of March @ 6.30pm – 8.30pm

*Cost: €50

*We never want cost to be a barrier to people joining our training- concessionary prices are available as well as scholarship places.

Our Spring INSPIRE Campaign School is now fully booked. However, if you would like to put your name down for the next please let Claire (claire@womenforelection.ie) know.

Latest Tweets

Our INSPIRE Campaign School kicked off last night, where we welcomed so many future leaders who are ready to take the next step in their political journey. Watch this space! #MoreWomen

Thanks also to @OrlaithCarmody for this insightful session on #confidence.

If we want #MoreWomen we need to talk to men. Looking forward to interviewing An Taoiseach @MichealMartinTD on #IWD2021 in what I believe is the first male politician to be interviewed for the @women4election ’In Conversation With’ series? Register here 👇 #MoreWomen #IWD2021 https://twitter.com/women4election/status/1364236061443043330

Great to see @peterburkefg progressing the Moorehead recommendation to remunerate Councillors in line with standardised pay and conditions.

This will help make it possible for #MoreWomen to put themselves forward for election.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/councillors-to-get-8-000-pay-increase-soon-junior-minister-pledges-1.4492283

This #InternationalWomensDay, we'll be joined by An Taoiseach, @MichealMartinTD for a special edition of 'In Conversation With...'

An Taoiseach will be speaking to broadcaster and journalist, @DearbhailDibs

Join us for #IWD2021, March 8th @ 2pm: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Je-hoEsYQPqS5QaeIypZaQ?mc_cid=dc3446e0f2&mc_eid=9f79571679