This week we hosted our first of our ‘In Conversation with…’ series. We want to say a huge thank you to all that could join us yesterday and to Dearbhail McDonald for taking the time to speak with me and put me in the hot seat. Dearbhail and I touched on multiple topics including the importance of seeing #MoreWomen run for political life and the role Women for Election plays in this as well as the disproportionate impact of Covid pandemic on women. 
If you were unable to join us yesterday, please do keep an eye on our social media as we will be releasing the webinar as a podcast over the next while. 

As you know, Women for Election work to inspire and equip women who are interested in running for political life. However, one thing we hear quite a bit is women who are bit overwhelmed by our political system, or who don’t quite understand how it works. That is why we are delighted to announce our next Working Together Training Session will be an ‘Introduction to Politics’  with Pat Montague. For full details, please see below. If this is something that interests you, hopefully I might see you there! And if you know someone else who might enjoy this session, please pass on the details.
 
Mind yourself!
Tiocfaimid slán,
Ciairín.

 

 


Have you ever wondered what the difference between a TD and a Senator is?
Or how our local councils are run?
Or perhaps, how you can become more involved in Irish political life?

 

Pat Montague, will be breaking down and exploring the Irish political system and structure on Wednesday the 13th of May at 11am. Pat is a leading communications consultant and regular Women for Election trainer. He is known for his clear and concise teaching method.

You can register for our Working Together Training Session here.

Our Working Together Webinars are free, however if you are in the position to make a small donation, you can do so here.

 


 

Watch
Gaeltacht 2020– Shows the importance and impact of local politics and policies in gaeltacht areas.

 

Listen 
Americast– BBC journalists Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel for the latest from the campaign trail of the 2020 US presidential election race.

 

Read
Bust by Dearbhail McDonald– As well as being a wonderful host for our first installment of ‘In Conversation with…’, Dearbhail writes about the human drama and human cost of the 2008 economic crash.

 

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A survey of female senators is considerably worse from TDs. 13 have been sexually harassed, 14 subject to sexist insults in politics and 16 have been trolled: "My dream job in the Dáil dealing with leering men, afraid of getting into lifts with people." https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-40053194.html

There's still time to sign up for this.

Senator @ivanabacik will be speaking to journalist @Jennifer_Bray about her political journey as well as current Irish political issues.

Registration closes at 10am tomorrow: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gGTVD5jaT9yFvH3vkD9KOQ?mc_cid=936592c0da&mc_eid=9f79571679

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