Claim the Space! Women in Public Office

WfI National Council: Saturday, 24th July, 11am-1pm

We need more women in public life. We are sick of misogyny, bullying and harassment in politics and society generally. If you are thinking about what you can do, then this Women for Independence | Independence for Women National Council is for you!

Our themes for the event are linked: encouraging more women into public life and particularly the local authority elections next year, and also the rampant misogyny, bullying and harassment that exist in politics and online generally that must be so off-putting to women, which is exactly why we need more women to stand.

As WFI is not party- specific, we are keen to be inclusive and learn from the experience of those outwith the independence movement too.

We are delighted to have the following speakers:

  • Talat Yaqoob, founder of Pass the Mic
  • Lorna Slater MSP, Green Party and WFI member
  • Emma Walker, CEO of Change the Chat
  • Kat Cary of Reclaim the Streets, Edinburgh.

Women in Local Elections

If you have submitted an application to be considered as a council elections candidate in 2022, but are still swithering, this event might be exactly what you need to firm your resolve to progress. Even if you are not, you can be a part of the support network for those who are.

What do you need? What campaign activity could help? 

Be part of the solution with the WFI #Sisterhood

Although WfI events are intended to raise funds, it is just as important to us to provide an opportunity for women to get together, support each other and enjoy themselves. For this reason, it's your decision how much you'd like to contribute for your ticket and as always free tickets are available for those who need them using the code WFIFREE.

Click here to book a place on Eventbrite.  We can't wait to see you there!

Join us for this event, or become a member and be part of the movement.

Women for Independence events and membership are open to all self-identifying women.


Available from Eventbrite by donation.  

Suggested donation £6 to help us raise funds. Please donate whatever you feel able to, however small (or large!), it will be very much appreciated.

*To use the code if you need a free (unwaged) ticket:

  • click on the green 'Tickets' button
  • click on Enter promo code
  • enter WFIFREE
  • the free (unwaged) ticket will become available
July 24, 2021 at 11:00am - 1pm
Jocelyn Dellar ·

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