Following the astounding success of the first four years of the Fabian Women’s Network Mentoring and Political Education Programme, we are now recruiting our fifth cohort of aspiring women. If you are a woman looking to develop or further a career in politics or public life then this could be the scheme for you.
The programme has already delivered some incredible results for its 100 participants and the Fabian Women’s Network. Six mentees were selected as parliamentary candidates and put up an amazing fight in the general election, with brilliant support from other mentees. Many others were shortlisted. 21 women have been elected into local government positions and a number of women have gone on to become school governors and trustees on the boards of charities. The majority has gained promotion, been nominated for awards and written or spoken in national media. See the evaluation report, Cracks in the Glass Ceiling, and some participants’ comments below.
How to apply
The Fabian Women’s network is now inviting applications from Fabian women. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a clear interest in politics and a commitment to their own development. The deadline for applications to be a participant is midnight 15 June 2015. The scheme will run from mid-September 2015 to June 2016.
Visit our website for further details on how to apply.