This International Women's Day week, LWN is delighted to invite you to a frank and feminist "in conversation" event with Shadow Chancellor Anneliese Dodds MP and guest interviewer Hannah Al-Othman, Sunday Times journalist.
This event will explore the opportunities and challenges of being the first woman Shadow Chancellor, and allow the audience to better understand Anneliese's political journey and motivations, as well as her ambitions for the country, and for the future of the Labour Party. With Covid-19 and Brexit hitting women disproportionately hard, and fresh from responding to the Budget, it will be great to hear from Anneliese's about plans for a fairer alternative, what it is like to shadow the tricky opponent of Rishi Sunak, and the key role she is playing in Labour's road back to Government. The evening will be introduced by Abena Oppong-Asare MP, who in addition to her role supporting Anneliese as Shadow Exchequer Secretary, is also Chair of Labour Women's Network, and proudly the first black Chair of LWN.
Anneliese Dodds was appointed Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer by Keir Starmer in April 2020, having previously been Shadow Financial Secretary to the Treasury under John McDonnell. She has been MP for Oxford East since 2017 and was the MEP for South East from 2014 to 2017. She was a lecturer in Public Policy at King’s College London from 2007 to 2010 and a senior lecturer in Public Policy at Aston University from 2010 to 2014. She's graduate of the LWN training programme, a mother of two, and a self-proclaimed curry fan.
Hannah Al-Othman is a political journalist at The Sunday Times. She was previously a lobby journalist with Buzzfeed News, and has also written for the Daily Mirror, the Mail Online and the Evening Standard. She began her journalistic career at the Lancashire Telegraph. She's a fan of sports, travel and all things Mancunian.