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West Midlands Women's Voice presents 'In Conversation with Dr Helen Pankhurst' and other interesting events, on International Women's Day

West Midlands Women's Voice

Wednesday, 6 March 2019 from 10:00 to 16:00 (GMT)

West Midlands Women's Voice presents 'In Conversation...

Ticket Information

Type Remaining End Quantity
Morning Conversations 10am - 12pm 118 Tickets 6 Mar 2019 Free  
Lunch, Keynote and Panel 12pm - 2pm 138 Tickets 6 Mar 2019 Free  
Afternoon Workshops 2pm - 4pm 107 Tickets 6 Mar 2019 Free  

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IN CONVERSATION 

With Dr Helen Pankhurst, CBE 

 
 

Helen is a women’s rights activist and senior advisor to CARE International, working in the UK and in Ethiopia. She is a trustee of ActionAid, a Visiting Senior Fellow at LSE and Visiting Professor at MMU. Helen is the great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst and granddaughter of Sylvia Pankhurst, leaders of the British suffragette movement, and was involved in the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics. Her book ‘Deeds Not Words - The Story of Women’s Rights, Then and Now’, has been described as an engaging social history but also an activist’s lens looking forward. 

 
 

Other conversations include… 

Worldwide, lenses will be on the West Midlands through the Commonwealth Games and Coventry City of Culture. See sport, arts and culture through the voice and eyes of women. 

 
 

The full day runs from 10 am to 4 pm but the tickets divide the day into 3 parts. Please feel free to get all 3 if you can come to the whole day. Attendance is open to women and men for all or any part of the day. Attendance at the event is FREE OF CHARGE. 

 
 

FULL AGENDA FOR THE DAY: 

 

Challenging roles for women in the Uniform Services and delivering better outcomes 10-10.35am 

Security on both the National stage and the International stage is vital for UK plc to prosper and for global events to be successful. Members of the Uniform Services will discuss the enhanced role of women. Participants: The Army, The Royal Navy, The Royal Air Force, and West Midlands Police. 

 
 

Sport –Shifting the Culture 10.50-11.30am 

3 elite sportswomen will tell of their inspiring journey. A panel of UK leading sports bodies and clubs will discuss what is to be achieved to set West Midlands apart as a record-breaking destination for inclusive sport. Participants: University of Wolverhampton, Wasps, Wolverhampton Wanderers Foundation, CWG, British Athletics.

 
 

Music and Arts – Changing Communities 11.30-12pm 

From performing arts to literacy, the impact can be life-changing. The panel will talk about programs that have lasting impacts globally and the need for a legacy to be built in up front. Participants: Coventry City of Culture, Little Bird, University of Wolverhampton, Women in Jazz. 

 
 

12-12.30pm 

Lunch & live music from Women in Jazz (Town Hall Symphony Hall) and UN Program #HearHerSong (University of Wolverhampton)

 
 

12.30-2pm 

Keynote from Dr Helen Pankhurst followed by a panel debate 

Panel to be chaired by Andy Street. Including Dr Helen Pankhurst, Sam Smethers (CEO of Fawcett Society) and a number of local politicians. 

 
 

2pm-4pm 

Workshops (running concurrently) 

 

1. Exploring Your Political Pathway (for women only, and limited to 80 attendees on the day)

Join the Parliament Project for a workshop for women who have an interest in politics but don't know where to start. Come along to connect with other women as we explore why women get into politics, what routes you can take and how to commit to your first steps. No matter what your political party leanings are, no matter what your background, life experience or age - you CAN. 

 
2. What choice do we have? Improving wellbeing in everyday hectic lives

Join the Combined Authority at an interactive workshop showcasing physical activity initiatives in the region, latest developments on wellbeing, and how you can get involved. Want to be healthier and more productive? Come along! 

 
 

 
 

 
 

As a reminder, the full day runs from 10 am to 4 pm but the tickets divide the day into 3 parts. Please feel free to get all 3 if you can come to the whole day. Attendance is open to women and men for all or any part of the day. Attendance at the event is FREE OF CHARGE. 

 

 

 

Do you have questions about West Midlands Women's Voice presents 'In Conversation with Dr Helen Pankhurst' and other interesting events, on International Women's Day? Contact West Midlands Women's Voice

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The Custard Factory
Gibb Street
Digbeth
B9 4AA Birmingham
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 6 March 2019 from 10:00 to 16:00 (GMT)


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West Midlands Women's Voice

Women who have come together to support the Combined Authority and to set an agenda for economic growth and improved social welfare and to promote the role of women in this new political and economic atmosphere.

We are women from a diverse range of businesses including finance, law, education, property, health, and the arts, all wanting a say in the strategy.

Historically, the West Midlands was the 'workshop of the world'. Now the challenge is to become the engine of the British economy, driving jobs, prosperity and economic growth. The ambition for the West Midlands is to help re-balance the UK economy, closing the £16bn output gap, and leading the Midlands Engine. In order to do this the West Midlands Combined Authority needs to listen to a multitude of voices who represent the people of the industries and sectors; one of these voices is that of the females in the region.

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