Young women from across the nation are invited to apply for the chance to gain an exclusive perspective of an MS’s day-to-day duties and experience how decisions are made in politics in Wales.
The LeadHerShip Senedd scheme, run by gender equality charity Chwarae Teg, is now open until Monday 23rd January for applications. It will offer women aged 16-22 the opportunity to shadow MSs, to learn how the Senedd works, attend First Minister’s Questions and to take part in a mock debate. The aim of the programme is to dispel misconceptions about politics and remove barriers to inspire more young women to consider a career in the field.
LeadHerShip is open to young women in Wales from all backgrounds and communities and requires no previous political experience. The only requirement is that the applicant is available to participate on Tuesday 7 March at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay. Young women from an ethnic minority, who consider themselves disabled, who identify as LGBTQ+, or who otherwise belong to a group that is underrepresented in public life should feel encouraged to apply.
The application itself asks women to briefly write about what the opportunity would mean to them and why they think International Women’s Day needs to be celebrated in 2023. Natasha Asghar MS, Member of the Welsh Parliament for South Wales East has partnered with Chwarae Teg to sponsor the event.