Welcome to Women in Public Affairs

As in most industries, women, though well represented in the lower and middle echelons of the public affairs world, are under-represented in top posts. There are some incredibly successful and inspirational women at the top in public affairs, but many more who aspire to get there and struggle to achieve it.

Launched by Ella Fallows and Laura Gilmore in 2012, the Women in Public Affairs Network is an opportunity for women from across the industry to come together in an informal setting, to share experiences, offer advice and support and explore how we can work together to build a more diverse and representative public affairs industry. 


Our aim is to bring together women from across all areas of the public affairs world. As well as connecting women at the top of our industry with women aspiring to get there, we help our women meet and connect with their peers in an informal and supportive environment.

We seek to provide events which enable networking, build friendships and provide support, advice and training for women at all levels in the industry.

Now in its sixth year, the network is a well established forum for women working in public affairs. We continue to focus on providing useful and interesting events with outstanding speakers which inform, inspire and support public affairs practitioners throughout their careers.