LWN’s second national political conference Foundations for Victory (#LWN13 @LabourWomensNet) will take place on November 16th at the TUC in London.
Foundations for Victory features high profile speakers from the labour movement and beyond, with discussions on everything from the trade union movement to revolution in the Middle East.
Last year's event was a highlight in our calendar and sold out early so make sure to get your tickets early.
Registration: Tea and coffee served
Jo Cox, National Chair of Labour Women’s Network
View from the Outside: Can Labour Win?
Chair: Fiona Mactaggart MP, Chair of the Women’s PLP
Sheila Gunn, John Major’s former press adviser and author of So You Want to be
a Political Journalist?
Olly Grender, Lib Dem Peer and former Director of Communications
Dame Ann Leslie, Daily Mail journalist and broadcaster
Will Labour win from the centre or from the left?
Chair: Ros Wynne-Jones, the Mirror
Jacqui Smith, former Home Secretary
Tessa Jowell MP, former Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
Carys Afoko, New Economics Foundation
Cath Speight, GMB and Labour’s NEC
Leaving our comfort zone: regaining Labour’s lost voters to build One Nation
Chair: Mary Riddell, the Telegraph
Angela Eagle MP, shadow Leader of the House of Commons and Chair of the NPF
Sarah Mulley, Associate Director for Migration, Integration and Communities,
Sophy Gardner, former RAF Wing Commander and PPC for Gloucester
Clare Moody, Unite and Labour European candidate
Tea and coffee served, please bring packed lunch
Sisters of the Spring
Chair: Claire Leigh, Chair of the Labour Campaign for International Development
Zohra Lhioui (USFP, Morocco) President of the Foreign Relations Committee
Omezzine Khelifa (Ettakatol, Tunisia), member of Ettakatol’s Political Bureau and Women's Wing
The Ground War: beating the Tories, the Lib Dems, the Greens and UKIP
Chair Karin Christiansen, General Secretary of the Co-op Party
Alison McGovern MP, Shadow DFID Minister
Catherine West, PPC for Hornsey and Wood Green
Purna Sen, PPC for Brighton Pavilion
Ruth Smeeth, HOPE not hate
Changing to win: making Labour fit for purpose
Chair Luciana Berger MP, shadow minister for public health
Kezia Dugdale MSP, Chair of Movement for Change
Kat Segal, Director of Digital, the Labour Party
Helen Pearce, Unions Together
Councillor Caroline Badley, Campaign Coordinator Birmingham Edgebaston
Tea and coffee served
Putting it into practice
Chair: Councillor Josie Channer, Labour Women’s Network committee
Rowenna Davis, New Statesman and PPC for Southampton Itchen
Sue Marsh, Diary of a Benefit Scrounger and founder of the Spartacus Network
Kirsty McNeill, former Downing St adviser
Anna Turley, PPC for Redcar
(questions submitted on twitter and to LWN stall throughout the day)
Margaret McDonagh, former General Secretary of the Labour Party
Amy Lamé, broadcaster
Bonnie Greer, playwright
Find out more about our speakers here
Foundations for Victory Tickets are only £20 and if you're not an LWN member a ticket entitles you to join at a reduced rate. Our last national conference sold out so please book early to avoid disappointment. Men are very welcome to attend.
Conference attendees who are also Labour Women’s Network members and supporters can book a session for professional head-shots by acclaimed portrait photographer James Perrin for just £60, including a £10 donation to LWN.
This is a great opportunity for aspiring candidates to get a campaign essential at a great price, all whilst supporting our Network.
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