Board of Advisors

Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh Tasmina was until 2017  the Member of Parliament for Ochil and South Perthshire, the SNP Westminster Spokesperson for Trade and Investment and Deputy Shadow Leader of the House. She is National Women's and Equalities Officer for the SNP.  Prior to her election in May 2015, she was a senior business and legal practice executive, Board Member and Chair of the International and Commercial Development Committee of the City of Glasgow College.

Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh

Tasmina was until 2017  the Member of Parliament for Ochil and South Perthshire, the SNP Westminster Spokesperson for Trade and Investment and Deputy Shadow Leader of the House. She is National Women's and Equalities Officer for the SNP.  Prior to her election in May 2015, she was a senior business and legal practice executive, Board Member and Chair of the International and Commercial Development Committee of the City of Glasgow College.

Natalie Bennett Natalie was the leader of The Green Party of England and Wales and a life long feminist, calling it her 'first politics'. She was the founding Chair of Green Party Womens Group and was on the board of The Fawcett Society from 2010 to 2014. Previous to leading the Greens she was Editor of the Guardian Weekly. She stood for parliament in Holborn and St Pancras in 2010 and 2015. 

Natalie Bennett

Natalie was the leader of The Green Party of England and Wales and a life long feminist, calling it her 'first politics'. She was the founding Chair of Green Party Womens Group and was on the board of The Fawcett Society from 2010 to 2014. Previous to leading the Greens she was Editor of the Guardian Weekly. She stood for parliament in Holborn and St Pancras in 2010 and 2015. 

Prof Sarah Childs Sarah is Professor of Politics and Gender at the University of Bristol. Her research centres on the relationships between sex, gender and politics with a focus on women's descriptive, symbolic and substantive representation. She have published extensively on women's political representation in the UK since 1997, especially regarding the feminization of British political parties and the recruitment of women to the UK Parliament.

Prof Sarah Childs

Sarah is Professor of Politics and Gender at the University of Bristol. Her research centres on the relationships between sex, gender and politics with a focus on women's descriptive, symbolic and substantive representation. She have published extensively on women's political representation in the UK since 1997, especially regarding the feminization of British political parties and the recruitment of women to the UK Parliament.

Baroness Anne Jenkin Anne is a Conservative member of the House of Lords and Co-Chair, and Co-Founder, with Theresa May, of Women2Win, a campaign to increase the number of female Conservative MP’s. Baroness Jenkin stood for election as a Member of Parliament in the 1987 general election and was created as a life peer in January 2011. She works tirelessly to promote women in Parliament and public life and sits on the Equality Act 2010 and Disability Committee 

Baroness Anne Jenkin

Anne is a Conservative member of the House of Lords and Co-Chair, and Co-Founder, with Theresa May, of Women2Win, a campaign to increase the number of female Conservative MP’s. Baroness Jenkin stood for election as a Member of Parliament in the 1987 general election and was created as a life peer in January 2011. She works tirelessly to promote women in Parliament and public life and sits on the Equality Act 2010 and Disability Committee 

 
Tanya Joseph Tanya is Director of Business Partnerships at Sport England, working on the inspiring campaign 'This Girl Can' aimed at increasing women's participation in sport. She is Vice-Chair of The Fawcett Society, the UK's oldest gender equality organisation. Tanya has worked in the political field, latterly as Press Officer for the Prime Minister's Office. 

Tanya Joseph

Tanya is Director of Business Partnerships at Sport England, working on the inspiring campaign 'This Girl Can' aimed at increasing women's participation in sport. She is Vice-Chair of The Fawcett Society, the UK's oldest gender equality organisation. Tanya has worked in the political field, latterly as Press Officer for the Prime Minister's Office. 

Seema Malhotra MP Seema is the Member of Parliament for Feltham and Heston and formerly the first Shadow Minister for the Prevention of Violence against Women & Girls. Seema is founder and President of the Fabian Women’s Network and is chair of influential think-tank the Fabian Society. She co-founded the Fabian Women’s Network Political Education and Mentoring Scheme, now in it’s 5th year. 

Seema Malhotra MP

Seema is the Member of Parliament for Feltham and Heston and formerly the first Shadow Minister for the Prevention of Violence against Women & Girls. Seema is founder and President of the Fabian Women’s Network and is chair of influential think-tank the Fabian Society. She co-founded the Fabian Women’s Network Political Education and Mentoring Scheme, now in it’s 5th year. 

Nan Sloane Nan is Director of the Centre for Women and Democracy, the UK's leading think tank researching and campaigning for womens political representation. She has many years experience of political organisation, public decision making and working to engage, support and promote women in politics. The Centre for Women and Democracy produces research into womens political representation around the world.

Nan Sloane

Nan is Director of the Centre for Women and Democracy, the UK's leading think tank researching and campaigning for womens political representation. She has many years experience of political organisation, public decision making and working to engage, support and promote women in politics. The Centre for Women and Democracy produces research into womens political representation around the world.

Jo Swinson Jo is the current MP for East Dunbartonshire and former UK Minster for Women. From 2007 to 2008 she was the Liberal Democrats spokesperson for Women and Equality. She is currently writing a book on practical feminism.

Jo Swinson

Jo is the current MP for East Dunbartonshire and former UK Minster for Women. From 2007 to 2008 she was the Liberal Democrats spokesperson for Women and Equality. She is currently writing a book on practical feminism.

 
Sophie Walker Sophie is Leader of the Womens Equality Party, the UK's newest political party. Walker previously worked as a reporter and an editor for over a decade at Reuters. Her work as a journalist has seen her report on business, politics and trade in Paris, Washington and London and from Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. She runs a blog about being the mother of a daughter with Asperger's syndrome, which became a book, Grace Under Pressure.  She also has an advocacy role with the National Autistic Society. 

Sophie Walker

Sophie is Leader of the Womens Equality Party, the UK's newest political party. Walker previously worked as a reporter and an editor for over a decade at Reuters. Her work as a journalist has seen her report on business, politics and trade in Paris, Washington and London and from Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. She runs a blog about being the mother of a daughter with Asperger's syndrome, which became a book, Grace Under Pressure.  She also has an advocacy role with the National Autistic Society

Talat Yaqoob Talat is the chair and co-founder of the Women 5050 campaign and CEO of Equate Scotland. She writes a regular feminist blog, is often found in the pages of Huffington Post or delivering a workshop on women’s social justice issues. She has worked on tackling violence against women, women’s leadership, education access, mental health and international development.

Talat Yaqoob

Talat is the chair and co-founder of the Women 5050 campaign and CEO of Equate Scotland. She writes a regular feminist blog, is often found in the pages of Huffington Post or delivering a workshop on women’s social justice issues. She has worked on tackling violence against women, women’s leadership, education access, mental health and international development.