Getting more Women in Politics and Work

Gillian has, for several years, championed getting more Women into Parliament and senior leadership roles.  She been elected at the Co-Chair for the Women and Work APPG, this All Party Parliamentary Group provides a forum to constructively examine and debate the role that policy makers can play to deliver gender balance within the economy. It also allows Members of Parliament and interested stakeholders to examine the responsibilities of employers and explore what more is required from the private, public and third sectors to deliver the Government’s ambitions for women and work. Follow the APPG on twitter: @womenworkappg

As the former Director of Women2Win she has been focused on getting many more women, from a variety of backgrounds, into Parliament to ensure that the Conservative party can better represent 21st century Britain. 

Gillian became the Director of Women2Win in June 2015. Women2Win was co-founded in 2005 by Baroness Anne Jenkin and now Prime Minister Theresa May, after the percentage of Conservative women MPs had remained at the same level following the 2001 and 2005 general elections.

Link to Women 2 Win: https://www.women2win.com/

In addition to her work with Women2Win, Gillian has co-chaired a review of women in local Government with Dame Margaret Hodge, MP, led by the Fawcett Society. The Fawcett Society is the UK's leading charity promoting gender equality and women's rights at work, at home and in public life. 

If you would like to read the full report, click the link below:

https://www.fawcettsociety.org.uk/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=2e149e34-…

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Chichester MP shares her story of how she first thought of becoming an MP after seeing the unveiling of the Millicent Fawcett statue in Parliament Square.

Gillian Chairs APPG on Women and Work

Gillian Chaired the meeting of the APPG on Women and Work, to discuss gig work and disruptive economies.

The APPG heard from Michelle Daley, who works on disability and equality issues globally, she raised the issues around the cuts and changes to Access2Work.

Gillian attends Women of the Year lunch

Gillian Keegan attended a lunch today for Women of the Year.  Gillian tweeted saying how special the lunch was as she remembered her Mother-in-Law, Marie Jennings, who was Women of the Year in 1969.  The video attached is of that lunch in 1969.