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WEN Wales re-opens mentoring scheme to get more women into public and political life.

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WEN Wales re-opens mentoring scheme to get more women into public and political life.


WEN Wales is delighted to launch the third year of our mentoring scheme and are recruiting a cohort of 30 aspiring women and women’s groups to take part. We are selecting women from across Wales, who wish to develop their political and public life skills and increase their impact and influence.

2019 Mentee, Rhian Parry said “I enjoyed every part of the scheme and the confidence it has given me. I was so inspired by the camaraderie by the politicians towards each other, and also by the other women on the scheme.”

The achievements of these women have been phenomenal, with a number of women, being elected to local councils, gaining positions on public and third sector boards, influencing political and public life through their newfound confidence.

And to top it all off, a huge congratulations goes out to Sarah Atherton MP, who won her seat in Wrexham, becoming one of the first female Conservative MP’s in Wales, and the first WEN Mentee elected to parliament.

Sarah Sweeney, Mentoring Officer, said, “It’s has been an absolute privilege to support these amazing women through this scheme. To see them take the leaps they were more than ready to take, getting them into the positions they deserve to be in, is such a fantastic testament to the scheme and the brilliant mentors and speakers supporting WEN Wales.

Mia Rees, said, “Since the scheme I have become a local Councillor, become a Trustee and passed my Assembly Assessment panel. The scheme and the women on it encouraged me to go for these opportunities and for that I will always be grateful.”

Applications for the 2020 Mentoring Scheme are now open! What are you waiting for?! Apply here.

Closing Date, February 23rd, 2020, Midnight

*Women’s Equality Network (WEN) Wales, is able to offer a limited number of bursaries to assist women living in Wales with travel, support and/or accommodation costs. The bursaries are to enable women to attend WEN mentoring events and to meet with their mentors, if they were not otherwise able to do so.


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