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The Fabian Women’s Network’s 2013/14 Mentoring Programme

Following the astounding success of the first two years of the Fabian Women’s Network mentoring scheme, we are now recruiting our third cohort of aspiring women. If you are a woman looking to develop a career in politics or public life then this could be the scheme for you.

Taking part will enable you to develop your political skills and increase the impact and influence you can have on political and public life through mentoring from one of a number of highly influential women along with bespoke training.

The scheme launched in 2011 on International Women’s Day and since then has gone from strength to strength. Two cohorts of women have now completed the scheme and have, over ten months, received mentoring as well as taking part in organised training and networking activities. The scheme includes time spent in Parliament in London, a trip to the European Parliament, and a residential weekend where mentees will take part in training in the core skills required to be effective in public or parliamentary life. The programme has already delivered some incredible results for participants and the Fabian Women’s Network. Suzy Stride has been selected as the parliamentary candidate for Harlow, Amina Ali was shortlisted as the parliamentary candidate for Middlesbrough and a number of women have gone on to become school governors and trustees on the boards of charities.

The Fabian Society is now inviting applications from Fabian women. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a clear interest in politics and a commitment to their own development. The deadline for applications to be a participant or mentor is 02 April 2013. The scheme will run from May 2013 to late February 2014. Click here to find out more and for details of how to apply. For queries please contact Christine Megson at

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