England & Wales Welfare and equalities

Does Local Government Work For Women? Women in Leadership evidence session (Cardiff)


The Fawcett Society and the LGIU are delighted to invite you to:

Women’s representation in local government – Women in Leadership

2:00 – 4:00pm  Monday 3rd April 2017

Cardiff City Hall, Gorsedd Gardens Rd, Cardiff CF10 3ND

Places are limited so please RSVP to [email protected] by Wednesday 29th March 2017.

Please feel free to forward this invitation to your contacts who may be interested in attending.

About the event

When only 17% of council leaders in England and 9% in Wales are women, the Local Government Commission asks: does local government work for women? This is the sixth in our evidence session series.

This meeting will explore women’s representation in the most senior roles, profile and celebrate women in leadership, and ask:

  • Why are women underrepresented in the most senior leadership roles? What are the barriers to them progressing to the top?
  • What is the leadership pipeline? How well are women represented in that pipeline?
  • What are the experiences of female leaders and those who have stood for leadership positions?
  • What will it take to achieve 50:50 representation of women in local government leadership?

The meeting will be chaired by Cllr Gillian Keegan, Director of Women2Win. Attendees will hear evidence from an expert panel and be invited to take part in discussions concerning these key questions.

Evidence and discussions from this meeting will feed into the Commission’s final report. To find out more about the Commission please click here.

The hashtag for the Commission is #localandequal.

Open consultation

We are also currently running an open consultation as part of the Commission. Please fill in the survey yourself and do pass round to relevant contacts.

The Local Government Commission is kindly sponsored by the Barrow Cadbury Trust.