BACK IN DUBLIN!
On Saturday 7th July Women for Election held our second INSPIRE Programme in Dublin. Now, almost 200 women have received training, support and advice on building confidence, developing a campaign and communicating a political message to help women find out about what it takes to get selected and elected. Since May women from Dublin, Meath, […]
INSPIRING THE WEST
This weekend we landed in Galway to INSPIRE the west. It was great to see women from Galway, Clare, Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim, Westmeath and Cavan at our Programme where they got some invaluable insights into increasing their confidence, building a campaign and developing a political message. We were delighted to welcome three local women who […]
GALWAY, HERE WE COME!
Women for Election, continue their travels across Ireland to meet with wonderful women who have an interest in getting more involved in our political system. We are next heading to Galway, and will run our INSPIRE programme in the Harbour Hotel, Galway on Saturday 16 June between 9am and 5pm. During the day, participants will […]
We spent a glorious Saturday in the Clarion in Cork city with the team to INSPIRE Cork. We got a great welcome from our first speaker, Minister of State, Kathleen Lynch who had the room enthralled with her stories of how when she ran for the first time she only did so because she didn’t think […]
CORK…HERE WE COME!
Women for Election are all excited about heading to Cork next weekend with our INSPIRE Programme and meeting women form across the county who already play a huge role in their community. We urge these women to take the next step and consider politics as a possible option. Cork INSPIRE will be held in the […]
OUR FIRST INSPIRE
We are exhausted and elated after completing our first Inspire Programme. It was a great success and the positive feedback from participants was really encouraging. Our guest speaker was Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald TD who gave us great insight about the specific challenges women face in politics. Participants then heard from Catherine […]
PARTICIPATE, NOMINATE, ADVOCATE
On International Women’s Day, 8th March 2012 at Dublin’s Mansion House today Women for Election launched our ‘invite a woman to run’campaign. The campaign draws on national and international evidence, which says that women wait to be asked before putting themselves forward for politics. To address this, Women for Election asked everyone present to do […]
CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY WITH US
It is that time of year again, and Women for Election invite you to celebrate International Women’s Day 2012. 2012 is a special year for us, as we officially launch our organisation and our ‘INSPIRE‘ Programme. The 1-day ‘INSPIRE‘ Programme introduces some of the essential elements of running for political office and is designed to […]
HISTORIC DAY: SEANAD PACKED WITH WOMEN
Last Thursday, 2 February 2012, something historic happened: there were more women in the Seanad than it could fit. The Dáil audio-visual room was packed with them, and the lobby too – anywhere you looked there were women – what was going on?! History, that’s what. At 11.50 Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local […]
HOW TO ELECT MORE WOMEN? ASK THEM TO RUN
Last Friday’s sell-out conference on women’s participation in politics, the brainchild of Minister Kathleen Lynch, took as is its title a question: ‘How to elect more women?’ Addressing a packed hall (and an ante-room where those that missed the first batch of tickets watched proceedings on a screen) speakers – from at home and abroad […]