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:

• Our aim is to bring together women from across all areas of the public affairs world, 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

• We aim to bring together senior women with insight into the opportunities and challenges of getting to the top, with women aspiring to get there

• We welcome feedback and ideas from both men and women public affairs professionals to ensure the network is successful.

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