Women 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-…

News

MPs celebrate 100 years of women in the Commons

Gillian Keegan MP invited Julia Hixson a friend and local party organising secretary to Parliament to celebrate the centenary of women being eligible to stand as members of Parliament for the first time. The event gathered together female MPs and other leading women within politics together.

APPG meets in Parliament

Gillian Keegan MP and Jess Philips MP both chaired a meeting of the Women and Work APPG where there were discussions around leadership, diversity and technology in the work place.

The importance of women's equality - Chichester Observer

Across the country, groups have been taking part in EqualiTeas events which are get togethers to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of women gaining the vote for the first time and the opportunity to get elected to Parliament.