The Fawcett Society has been advancing women’s equality since 1866 when, aged just 19, Millicent Fawcett collected signatures on a petition for women’s votes. She went on to lead the suffrage campaign and made this cause her lifetime’s work, securing equal voting rights 62 years later. All proceeds from the collection at the WIBF Awards Luncheon this year will be donated to The Fawcett Society.
Today The Fawcett Society continues her legacy of fighting sexism and gender inequality through hard-hitting campaigns and impactful research. They believe in a society where no one is prevented from reaching their full potential because of their gender.
The Fawcett Society’s national campaigns shapes the debate and drives change.
• Close the gender pay gap – at current rates of progress it will take 62 years to close it
• Secure equal power from politics to the boardroom – women make up just 32% of MPs, 33% of councillors and only 6% of FTSE 100 CEOs
• Challenge attitudes and change minds – 20% of men aged 25-34 say women’s equality has ‘gone too far’
Sam Smethers, Chief Executive of The Fawcett Society said, “Fawcett is delighted to be part of this years’ WIBF Awards. The WIBF values of ambition, development and leadership for women are so close to our hearts, our cause, and our many campaigns. We look forward to this event and sharing more about our work.”
Help them achieve their vision for a society where women and girls are equal and truly free – and support a better future for all.