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21/06/2021: Politics Makes a Great Second Career! | WeAreTheCity & 50:50 Parliament

WeAreTheCity and 5050 Parliament event, Politics Makes a Great Second Career

We need women's wisdom in the corridors of power.

We Are the City and 50:50 want to inspire women who have a wealth of life experience and talent to consider taking the plunge into politics.

The panel will include inspirational women who have entered the political arena following on from another career.

This is your chance to ask questions. Hear directly from all these amazing women about their journey and why they think that it is important to have more women at Westminster and on all elected bodies, at a national and local level.

About us:

We Are The City has been helping organisations attract, retain and develop female talent since 2008. We have a membership of over 120,000 women and have curated over 95 events. With our inspirational network we support women in pursuing their career aspirations. See more here.

50:50 Parliament's mission is to build a better democracy, one in which women have equal seats and equal say.

50:50 work with all the political parties to encourage women to stand for elected office at local and national level. When women click #SignUpToStand via www.5050Parliament.co.uk/signuptostand they:

- send them an interactive Personal Political Profile
- allocate them a 50:50 Buddy
- invite them to weekly party specific Bite Size meetings
- and offer bespoke support to women from diverse groups.

In the corridors of power, men still outnumber women by 2:1. Campaign for change!

Join 50:50 today at: www.5050Parliament.co.uk/join

Or become a Friend at www.5050Parliament.co.uk/donate.

This is event is funded by Comic Relief as part of the Equal Power coalition. Our partners are the Fawcett Society, Parliament Project, Glitch UK, Muslim Women's Network UK, Citizens UK and Centenary Action Group.


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WeAreTheCity and Made In Tech event: Unlock the power of social media | In pictures

WeAreTheCity recently partnered with Made In Tech to hold an event called Unlock the power of social media.

The event, on social media, was kindly hosted by Capco in East London and was supported by HostMedia.

Given the rise in the number of social media platforms, you might think it necessary to market your business everywhere. All social media platforms have a different purpose and audience.Made in Tech - Unlock social media event - WeAreTechnology IT Event(2)

In this meetup, speakers shared their expertise on how to use social media and discover the key to driving word-of-mouth marketing and brand awareness. When it comes to running a startup, spreading your brand awareness should be your primary goal.

Made In Tech is a non-profit community committed to creating and supporting ALL diversity within tech startup ecosystem. We meet every other month in Central London with high-profile speakers to support our cause and inspire Tech founders.

Speakers at the event included Christina Richardson, Co-Founder at Openr and Laurie Wang, Digital Marketing Strategist.

Richardson said when she started her business she “only had the power of word of mouth marketing.”

She advised those considering launching a startup: “You are only confined by the walls you build yourself” and to “build a tribe”.

According to Richardson social media is important to a startup as “target audience is the hardest thing to build.”

She advised: “Things will always go wrong. It’s your reaction that defines you.”

Wang said that it important to keep you company’s social media channel’s up to date: “People can create negative perceptions of your business if things haven’t been updated for several days.”

“You should have two to three social media accounts, to start with, and think of your target audience. Where do they hang out? What’s their age? Do they prefer visual content or articles?”

Wang advised: “Partner with influencers and share the social media coverage.” She noted that this could be an influencer, with a large following, who could upload a video using your product.