January Newsletter

Happy New Year. I hope this finds you and your loved ones safe and well in these challenging times. I am delighted to be leading Women for Election into an exciting New Year as we celebrate 10 years since the idea to inform, inspire and equip #MoreWomen into politics was first developed by our co-founders Michelle and […]

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Women for Election Welcome Our New CEO…

  PRESS RELEASE Women for Election announce new CEO Women for Election is delighted to announce the appointment of our new CEO Caitríona Gleeson to drive our mission to inspire, equip and support women to enter and succeed politics in Ireland.   Caitríona joins us from Safe Ireland, where she was centrally involved in driving […]

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Inspiring Women- Our Top Books

We created our Read/Watch/Listen recommends section as part of our Working Together Newsletter series, that began back in March. It was our way of staying connected with the Women for Election network. Many of you suggested some great books, and we have decided to compile them all in a handy list.   The Education of […]

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Working Together- October Issue

I hope you and yours have been keeping well. Welcome to the October installment of our Working Together Newsletter. We are in to a new training season here at Women for Election and we were delighted to have over 150 of you log on already this season. Margaret E. Ward kicked us off with a […]

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Inspiring Women- Our Top Movie Picks

As the evenings are growing shorter, we are all beginning to spend some more time indoors. Rather than spending half the evening trying to decide what to watch, why not choose from Women for Election‘s list of inspiring and empowering movies. Here’s our list of movies and documentaries featuring inspiring women: In Our Own Words– […]

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Exciting Job Opportunity with Women for Election

Ireland ranks in a disappointing 98th place* globally for the representation of women in national politics The % of female Dail deputies stands at only 23%. We’re looking for a dynamic, goal focused CEO to lead Women for Election and achieve our mission of increasing the number of women in elected office. Please find the […]

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Working Together- Issue Fifteen

    We’re delighted that nearly 500 of you have joined us over the past while – since our Covid crisis began we’ve run training sessions on areas such as resilience, social media, and our political systems as well as hearing from politicians and public figures such as Ambassador Samantha Power, Ailbhe Smyth, Senators Lynn […]

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Working Together- Issue Fourteen

4 women….. Women for Election had called for a balanced cabinet, for political leadership, for the government to recognise that it is, after all, 2020. In response the government appointed 4 women to cabinet. 4 women. Since the foundation of the State a total of 22 women have served in cabinet. That’s not good enough. […]

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Cabinet appointments are a missed opportunity…

Cabinet appointments are a missed opportunity – Women for Election Cabinet appointments are a missed opportunity Women for Election has said. Responding to the fact that there are only 4 women appointed as Senior Ministers (the same as the previous government) Ciairín de Buis, CEO of Women for Election said “It is disappointing that once […]

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Working Together- Issue Thirteen

128 days after the General Election we finally have a draft Programme for Government – after weeks of hard negotiations the three parties have put together a programme outlining the direction of travel they would like to see the country take over the next five years. It is now over to the party members of those 3 […]

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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