Progress organises regular Winning with Women events to bringing together people from across the Labour movement to discuss the role that women in the party and the electorate will play in winning Labour a majority in 2015.

Upcoming events

Training events

Progress are putting on training events around the country, including training sessions that are for women only. You can learn how to make a speech in LondonBirminghamManchester and Cardiff, and if you’re in London you can also learn how to stand for public office. These training sessions are for Progress members. See the full schedule here.


Hardest hit: what does the autumn statement mean for women?

In the aftermath of the first autumn statement since Brexit and also the first autumn statement of Theresa May’s government, these events will seek to examine the policy forecasts set out by Philip Hammond, and examine what their effect will be on women and the gender gap in British society. These events are free and open to all Labour members.

Hardest hit: What does the autumn statement mean for women?
6.30-8.30pm, 23 November 2016
Thatcher room, Portcullis House,  SW1A 2LW

Hardest hit: What does the autumn statement mean for women? In Manchester
6-8pm, 24 November 2016
Venue TBC, Central Manchester


Winning with Women: Writing for the election and beyond

6:30-8pm, Monday 12 January 2015
London, room tbc

Kirsty McNeill Former Downing Street adviser and speechwriter to Gordon Brown
Jacqui Smith Former home secretary
Chair: Adam Harrison Deputy editor, Progress

This seminar is the latest in Progress’ Winning with Women series, and will focus on encouraging women to take up political writing and commentary. At this event, leading women writers will provide insights into writing for a political audience and give their ‘top tips’ for commenting on political events in the run up to the general election.

Progress is always looking for new women contributors for its website, ProgressOnline. If you would like to try your hand, please submit a 500-word article to Adam Harrison: adam@progressonline.org.uk. We will publish some of the articles before and after this event.

Please note that this event is open to women only.

More information available here.


Past events

Winning with Women campaign day for Naushabah Khan

Progress hosted a Winning with Women campaign day for Naushabah Khan led by Progress vice-chairs Liz Kendall MP and Alison McGovern MPB1sOsyKIIAAte69.jpg-large

Everyone was welcome to join the campaign day – men and women – on 5 November 2015.  Training was available for new canvassers

WHEN
November 05, 2014 at 4pm – 8pm

WHERE
Campaign office
73 Maidstone Rd
Rochester ME1 1RL
United Kingdom


Winning with Women: Is there still a women’s vote?

7.30-8.45pm, Tuesday 23 September 2014
Lancashire Room, Peter House, Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 5AN

Alison McGovern MP Shadow minister for international development
Diane Abbott MP Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Lia Quartapelle Foreign affairs committee, Italian parliament
Jane Merrick Political editor, Independent on Sunday
Chair: Lee Sherriff Parliamentary candidate for Carlisle

The event will look at the role that women voters will play in the electoral coalition that Labour needs to win in 2015. Is there still a distinct women’s vote that the party should be targeting? If so, how? If not, why has this changed?

More information here.


Winning with Women: Can one nation Labour achieve gender equality? In partnership with the Young Fabians’ ideas project on one nation feminism

6-7.30pm, Wednesday 16 July 2014
Committee room 18, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA

Alison McGovern MP Shadow minister for international development
Claire McCarthy Head of external and political affairs, Co-operative party
Florence Nosegbe Councillor, Lambeth council and NEC candidate
Chair: Heather Vernon Chair, Young Fabians’ ideas project on one nation feminism

The event discussed women’s voting patterns, how the wider electorate (including men) see policy issues that are traditionally seen as feminist and how we can embed principles of gender equality and feminism into a One Nation Labour narrative. Are these ideas popular with voters and if so how can they become part of the broader Labour campaign?

More information here.


Winning with Women: Writing for a political audience

6.30-8pm, Thursday 8 May 2014
Committee room 9, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA

Mary Riddell Columnist, Daily Telegraph
Kirsty McNeill Former Downing Street adviser and speechwriter to Gordon Brown
Chair: Heidi Alexander MP Shadow deputy minister for London

This seminar is the latest in Progress’ Winning with Women series, and will focus on encouraging women to take up political writing. At this event, women writers will provide insights into writing for a political audience and give their ‘top tips’ for commenting on political events.

Progress is always looking for new women contributors for its website, ProgressOnline. If you would like to try your hand, please submit a 500-word article to Adam Harrison: adam@progressonline.org.uk. We will publish some of the articles before and after this event.

Please note that this event is open to women only. More information here.


Winning with Women: Selections and elections to the town hall and Westminster

While the Labour party continues to make great strides towards increasing women’s representation in parliament and local government, for many, standing for selection and election can be a daunting prospect.

At this event, four women with experience of winning a place in the town hall and Westminster will discuss their insights and advice on standing for office and hitting the campaign trail running, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.

This event follows on from our Winning with Women conference earlier this month, which brought together people from across the Labour movement to discuss the role that women in the party and the electorate will play in winning Labour a majority in 2015.

7.30pm, Tuesday 24 September
Brighton Media Centre, 15-17 Middle St, Brighton BN1 1AL

Alison McGovern MP Progress vice-chair
Josie Channer PPC for Kingswood
Sarah Hayward leader, Camden council
Sally Keeble PPC for Northampton North
Chair: Lucy Rigby PPC for Lincoln

More information here.


Winnning With Women conference

Progress is delighted to be holding its first women’s conference, Winning with Women. As part of the Campaign for a Labour Majority, the conference will take place at Camden town hall, central London, bringing together people from across the Labour movement to discuss the role that women in the party and the electorate will play in winning Labour a majority in 2015.

Keynote: Harriet Harman MP

Other confirmed speakers: Caroline Flint MP | Stella Creasy MP | Meg Hillier MP | Fiona Mactaggart MP | Seema Malhotra MP | Siobhain McDonagh MP | Lucy Powell MP | Jess Asato | Bex Bailey | Johanna Baxter | Caitlin Bisknell | Nina Champion | Josie Channer | Victoria Groulef | Clair Hawkins | Sarah Hayward | Sarah Jones | Catherine McDonald | Kirsty McNeill | Florence Nosegbe | Lib Peck | Lucy Rigby | Jill Rutter | Daisy Sands | Rebecca Simon | Felicity Slater | Kate Talbot | Zoe Tyndall

This event is open to both women and men. More information here.

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