Inspiring Women, an event encouraging female SUSU members to partake in elections and reach for leadership positions, returns to The Bridge on Monday 24th November. Last year, guest speakers Jaki Booth (Chief Executive of SUSU), Tessa Harrison (registrar at University of Southampton) and staff from the NHS, the County Council, and the founder of Beyond the Streets all came to give talks about succeeding as a woman. The event, open to students of all genders, is one of the most widely known about Your Skills sessions of the year.

Feminism is such a relevant issue, as recent news stories regarding controversial comedians and Equal Pay Day have shown. As of 4th November this year, due to the pay gap between men and women, women have effectively been working for free. The more women who are inspired to take up leadership positions, the more can be done to tackle these sexist issues.

The event takes place from 6pm in The Bridge, Monday 24th November, and can be signed up for at http://www.susu.org/your-skills/133/inspiring-women-event.html. There will be drinks and canapés, some fascinating talks and the chance to question some truly inspiring women.

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