Did you know that only 5 LUSU Presidents have been women? Or that only 12 out of 42 full-time officers since 2007 have been women, and 6 of those in the last 2 years.
LUSU isn’t the only democratic organisation that struggles to recognise & fully utilise the leadership talents of women. We see this weakness replicated in parliaments across the world, and recent research from the United States demonstrates women’s experiences at university shape their future engagement in political and civic organisations.
A group of women and men have started a conversation about the barriers to women running for election on campus, and what we can do to lift those barriers. If you would like to join this conversation, we would like to invite you to join us on at 7:30pm on Tuesday 4th February in Bowland Lecture Theatre 2 for a screening of the film Miss Representation followed by a purposeful conversation.
Miss Representation is an award winning film which draws on academic research, personal stories and striking examples to highlight how the media’s portrayal of women contributes to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence.
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