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Are you a thinking of running for council? Time for women to step up?

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Are you a thinking of running for council? Time for women to step up?

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Mayor of Tweed Shire Chris Cherry (centre) with mayors and general managers at the Regional Cities NSW. Are you ready to put yourself on the line to reach gender equality in politics? Photo supplied

Council elections are coming on September 14 and there is a call for women to step up and stand for local government. 

To support the women interested in running, Women for Election is running a series of training workshops across New South Wales, the next one is in Lismore, aimed at providing women with the vital skills they need to run for office.

Sessions will focus on providing a highly practical and non-partisan workshop that speaks to how women can run at all levels of Government. The next sessions are set to take place in  Lismore, with a dedicated workshop for First Nations women on 13 June, followed by the EQUIP Workshop, which is open to all women, on 14 June.

‘Women represent more than half of our population and bring a different lived experience to problem-solving and decision-making,’ Licia Heath, CEO of Women for Election said.

‘Their experience is essential to strong policymaking, building thriving communities, and improving political culture and we’re thrilled to bring our training to the women of the NSW North Coast. We’re looking forward to seeing more women on the ballot paper in the NSW local government election this September. 

Janelle Saffin represents the Lismore electorate in NSW state parliament. Photo Tree Faerie.

What’s your CALIBRE?

Women for Election is calling on women to ‘Calculate Your CALIBRE’ and recognise their potential as future political candidates. 

The CALIBRE model, designed by the not-for-profit organisation, provides practical support for women seeking to enter politics, and asks women to assess their Community Aligned Leadership in Brave Representation of Everyone. 

‘Research consistently shows that diverse groups of people lead to better, more inclusive policy outcomes. With so many state and territory elections, including the New South Wales local government election coming up in September 2024,’ said Ms Heath. 

All attendees will also gain access to an Australian-first digital product for ongoing support,  Campaign in Your Pocket. 

Further details on how to register for events can be found at: https://wfe.org.au/events/ for the Lismore event


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