Today (29 October) we learnt that the UK has now slipped out of the top twenty countries for gender equality. The World Economic Forum study found Britain has slipped from 18th to 26th, recording its lowest score since 2008 and falling behind Bulgaria, America, South Africa, Burundi and Slovenia. Its time we faced the truth-Britain is falling behind, not stepping up, in the fight for equality.
Want to help challenge that? Know women who are fantastic but facing discrimination and need help fighting stereotypes? Enjoy meeting other women doing amazing things and supporting them? Then the Circular Firing Up Squad project is for you!
The Circular Firing Up Squad is a volunteer led initiative. The 90 minute workshops we run bring women together to support each other in taking on leadership positions in their personal and public lives, recognising the challenges women face in doing so and working together to overcome them in a fun and empowering environment- you can read what attendees have said about the experience here.
These sessions are free, and open to any woman aged 14 and upwards. Anyone who has previously attended a workshop or part of a CFUsquad is welcome to join as well as part of learning how to run one. This session will be on Tuesday 4 November at 8-9.30pm in a venue in central London. To RSVP and book a space as well as receive full venue details please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please also feel free to share this invite with other women you feel would benefit from attending this event. If you can't join us but would like to know more please follow the #cfusquad hashtag on twitter. I hope you will join us in fighting to help ensure every woman in Britain is able to achieve her potential!
Labour and Co-operative MP for Walthamstow
ps. Please do RSVP to Teresa so that we can ensure we have enough materials at each event for everyone!