Watch Our Past Events

Here are just a few of our events (and video's) we have recorded for you to watch via YouTube.  Why not watch with your women's forum or CLP to further the discussion.

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In 2024, we will celebrate the centenary of the first Labour-led Government and the first to include any women.

Join Labour and feminist historian Nan Sloane and Kiran Mahil, LWN Secretary and self-confessed history buff, to hear about Labour’s pioneering women, the part they played, and what we can still learn from their experience.

A recording of LWN's Let's Talk Women in Small Business zoom event with
Rushanara Ali MP and Shadow Minister for Investment and Small Business,
Patricia Hamzahee, Co-Founder of GiveBLACK, Board Member of Social Enterprise UK, Big Society Capital Investment Committee Member and Co-founder of Extend Ventures, and
Laura Pomfret, Founder of Financielle, BBC Finance Expert, and winner of The Inspiring Women Award, Telegraph Top 100 Female Entrepreneurs to Watch and Apple App of the Day.

Less than a third of UK small businesses are owned by women, according to data from Simply Business in 2023. So watch LWN Director, Claire Reynolds as she leads a discussion about how a future Labour Government may help create the policy conditions to smash entrepreneurial ceilings, create a more socially just market, and inspire a new generation of diverse women business owners.  
Please use hashtag #LetsTalkSmallBusiness Speaker Twitter handles: @LabourWomensNet @rushanaraali @PHamzahee @laufinancielle @mrs_creynolds


Watch our fantastic discussion with Bridget Phillipson MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Education and Kiran Mahil, LWN Secretary and Assistant Head Teacher in a London Secondary School at our 'Let's Talk Education' zoom event.

We had a wide-ranging discussion about how a Labour Government may revitalise our education system, from the oracy agenda, to breakfast club provision, to improving special educational needs and diversifying school leadership teams.

Listen to Nan Sloane speaking at Labour Party Women's Conference 2023 discussing this year's centenary of the first Labour women getting elected to Parliament. #Lab23

Image courtesy of the Mary Evans Picture Library

LWN In Conversation at #Lab23

This event was live streamed to Facebook, and this is the download hence the poorer quality recording.

Hosted by guest interviewer, Aletha Adu, Political Correspondent with The Guardian, Aletha will be interviewing the fabulous Emily Thornberry MP, Anneliese Dodds MPAbena Oppong-Asare MP, LWN Chair, and Helen Pankhurst CBE, Founder of Centenary Action Group.

It has been well documented that British Police Forces have systemic problems with racism, misogyny and homophobia, with report after report laying its failings bare. 

So, join LWN for our latest ‘Let's Talk' which will discuss 'Misogyny and Policing: How do we clean up our forces and regain women's trust?'

Guests included Jess Phillips MP - Shadow Minister for Domestic Violence & Safeguarding, Sarah Jones MP - Shadow Minister for Policing, Cllr Shaista Aziz, Cabinet Member for Safer Communities, Oxford City Council and chaired by Sophia James, Reclaim The Night, Reading, former Councillor and LWN Graduate.

#Councils4thisMillennium graphic

We know we can’t take progress on women’s rights for granted, but it is alarming when we hurtle backwards. Following Labour’s triumphant local election results, becoming the largest party in local government, a male-dominated AGM season sadly saw Labour council leaders regress from 30% women to just 25%.

It is in this context that LWN launched its “Councils4ThisMillenium” campaign. Our fabulous panel ask how we can build inclusive councils fit for this millennium. Featuring: Claire Reynolds, Director at Labour Women's Network; Cllr Tafheen Sharif, first Muslim Mayor, Tameside Council; Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, LGA Labour Chair; Baroness Sue Hayman, Labour Lords spokesperson for Local Government; Cllr Sharon Thompson, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council; and Cllr Jennifer Hemingway, Equalities Officer at The Co-Operative Party.

Watch our discussion with LWN’s Nan Sloane and Kiran Mahil and they will be joined by Alison McGovern MP, Labour MP for Wirral South, and Shadow Minister for Work and Pensions, as we mark the centenary of the election of the first three women Labour MPs, Margaret Bondfield, Susan Lawrence and Dorothy Jewson. 

We celebrate the 100th anniversary of the election of the first ever women Labour MPs - Margaret Bondfield, Susan Lawrence and Dorothy Jewson who were elected in the December 1923 General Election.

Is juggling parenting and politics challenging? No! Watch Ellie Reeves MP and Councillor Sharon Thompson for a positive conversation about balancing political careers and caring responsibilities.

From archaic parliamentary cultures to late night votes and muddled maternity leave policies, the cocktail of parenting and politics has had some very bad press in recent years, to the point of deterring many women from pursuing vocations in public life. But with some firm boundaries and disciplined diary management arguably, caring for young children is much more doable alongside life in Westminster than comparable roles in other sectors. Ellie- mum to two young boys- and Sharon -single parent to an adult son- as they explore the joys and juggles of representing in public while caring in private, and the extent to which Labour culture supports parents to get on with it.

How far have we really come on legal rights for women? Is the law yet on our side?

Watch LWN's record of our frank and feisty conversation with a true powerhouse of the Labour movement, Shadow Attorney General, Rt Hon Emily Thornberry MP, and breakthrough politician Councillor Abtisam Mohammed, parliamentary candidate for Sheffield Central, fellow lawyer, and daughter of a Yemeni steel worker.

LWN Millennial Misogyny: Tackling Tate Zoom - Join LWN in conversation with Alex Davies-Jones MP and the three hijabi's Councillor Shaista Aziz to discuss "Millennial Misogyny: Tackling Tate".

Are you concerned by the emerging wave of women hate targeting young people, and frustrated by the Government’s inaction on it? Disturbed by the impact of Andrew Tate and friends on a new generation? Us too.  Join LWN as we welcome one of Wales’s finest feminist MPs Alex Davies-Jones, and Three Hijabjis campaigner, journalist and Councillor Shaista Aziz, for a timely and important conversation on millennial misogyny and tackling Tate culture.

LWN in conversation with Rachel Reeves MP, Shadow Chancellor

Watch our Facebook Live from #Lab22

Rachel Reeves MP, Shadow Chancellor was interviewed by Miatta Fahnbulleh, Chief Executive of the New Economics Foundation, plus LWN Chair Abena Oppong-Asare MP.

We explore the Shadow Chancellor's personal narrative, political motivations, feminism, and more.

This fringe is kindly sponsored by ABI, the Association of British Insurers.

LWN in Conversation - From Menopause to Mental Health to Maternity: When will Women be Heard in Healthcare?

*Sorry for the camera angle, the screen will rotate 14min in*  Downloaded from our Facebook Live from #Lab22

Chaired by: Councillor Bisi Osundeko
Dr Rosena Allin-Khan MP for Tooting. Rosena is the Shadow Minister for Mental Health
Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP for Streatham and Chair of the Black Maternal Mortality APPG
Elizabeth Ellis, Menopause mentor and creator and co-founder of the Pausitivity #KnowYourMenopause campaign.
Claire Murphy, Chief Executive of British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS)
Ashley Dalton MP for for West Lancashire
This fringe is kindly sponsored by Community Union and SME Labour

The Big Yvent: LWN in Coversation with Yvette Cooper MP

Rt. Hon Yvette Cooper MP is one of the most eminent parliamentarians in the labour movement. 

Watch LWN in Conversation with LWN Chair Abena Oppong-Asare MP and Director Claire Reynolds as we explore the highs and lows of life in politics, what it was like to stand for Leader, violence against women, donning fake tan for a charity Strictly, and more.

Watch Shukria Barakzai, Former Afghan MP and Ambassador to Norway, Preet Gill MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, Scheaffer Okore, Director of Policy and Advocacy at Women Political Leaders Organisation, Deeba Syed, Lawyer and Women’s Rights Activist, Councillor Alice Macdonald, Labour Foreign Policy Group, Executive Member and Ashley Dalton, LWN Executive Member, as part of the 16 Days of Activism.

What works, in their perspective? Ending structural inequality to smash the cycle; justice systems which support not break down women to reduce chronic under-reporting; projects like women’s police stations in India and financial empowerment in Italy; and feminist activism.

Uncontrollable Women Book Launch.

Watch and listen to Nan Sloane talk about her new book Uncontrollable Women - the history of radical, reformist and revolutionary sisters in the late 18th Century, who marched, challenged, and in some cases gave their lives to subverting the power structures which framed their oppression.

Watch LWN for a relaxed but challenging conversation on why minority women in public life face disproportionate barriers and abuse.  Speaker on the evening included Abena Oppong-Asare MP, Chair of Labour Women's Network and Shadow Exchequer Secretary (Chair), Dame Margaret Hodge MP, Parliamentary Chair of Jewish Labour Movement, Councillor Tafheen Sahrif, Tameside MBC, Sarah Owen MP, Chair of Chinese for Labour Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP, MP for Streatham.

Campaigning With Hope: In Conversation with Tracy Brabin. 

Watch Councillor Bisi Osundeko lead us over the evening in a discussion with Tracy Brabin about smashing glass ceilings, campaigning with hope and vision, succeeding in politics from a non-traditional background, and more. 

Sisterly Saturday: Smashing Structural Sexism Together - Downloaded from our Facebook Live from #Lab21

Watch this upbeat but honest evening calling out the structures of sexism we still need to tear down, charting women's progress, and celebrating the role of sisterhood in boosting our resilience and emboldening us for the fight.

Speakers included Abena Oppong-Asare MP, Shadow Exchequer Secretary & LWN Chair, Christine McAnea, General Secretary of Unison, Tulip Siddiq MP, Shadow Minister for Children & Early Years, and flexible working campaigner, Dame Diana Johnson MP, former schools minister and abortion equality campaigner, Alex Davies-Jones MP, Shadow Minister for Northern Ireland and Women & Equalities Committee member, and Councillor Anntoinette Bramble, Deputy Chair Local Government Association & Deputy Mayor of Hackney

LWN has a long history of encouraging women to speak up, speak out and stand up in the Labour Party and we want to make sure that we are encouraging the next generation to be trailblazers too.

Watch a great line-up from - Angela Rayner MP, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party and graduate of LWN training scheme, Nadia Whittome MP, the youngest MP in the House of Commons, Abena Oppong-Asare MP, Chair of LWN, Kate Dearden, Head of Research and Policy at Community Union, and Amelia Tighe, former LWN Committee member and Parliamentary Assistant. 



Labour's electoral challenge in May 2021 is great -from the red wall, to Scotland, and beyond, how do we rebuild Labour and win seats at all levels?

Women are at the heart of this fightback, and this event showcases a variety of perspectives on the strategy, policies and tactics we need to deploy to smash Super Thursday. Watch Deborah Mattinson (author of newly published Beyond The Red Wall), Jackie Baillie MSP (Deputy Leader of the Scottish Labour Party), Hannah Blythyn MS (Minister in the Welsh Labour Government), Jessie Joe Jacobs (Mayoral candidate for Tees Valley - Labour's first woman candidate for Metro Mayor), Cllr Candice Atterton (London Assembly Candidate), and Emily Spurrell (Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner candidate).
Chaired by LWN's Councillor Anntoinette Bramble, Deputy Leader of LGA Labour.

Join LWN for a frank and feminist conversation with the first woman Shadow Chancellor Anneliese Dodds, and guest Interviewer Hannah Al-Othman of the Sunday Times, introduced by LWN Chair, Abena Oppong-Asare MP.

Find out how Anneliese deals with stress, what she thinks of Rishi Sunak, and where she fits in Labour movement politics.

Women played a significant role in the founding of the Labour Party but have often have been completely written out of our history until our very own Nan Sloane published her 2018 book, The Women In the Room: Labour’s Forgotten History.

Nan Sloane, LWN Lead Trainer, is currently writing her second book about radical, reforming and revolutionary women at the turn of the 19th century which is set to be published later this year.  Kiran Mahil leads an "in conversation" style event, with Nan also reading to us from The Women in the Room