Women for Election is a non-profit which encourages more women to run for politics in Ireland. The organisation is hosting its first masterclass of 2018 in Galway on Saturday, October 20th in the Galmont Hotel from 1 pm. The masterclass will focus on campaigning and is run by Pat Montague, Managing Director of the award-winning Montague Communications.
Of the 196 women who won seats in the 2014 local elections, 50% trained on Women for Election programmes. In the 2016 General Election, 40% of first time elected women TDs went through the Women for Election programmes. With the local elections next summer, the organisation wants to encourage more women to run. Perhaps you know, or are, a woman who could make a great difference in her community by running? If so, the group ask you to think about a political life. And they want to help you through their acclaimed and effective training programmes.
This workshop is ideal for any woman campaigning for a change in her local community, demanding legal reform or running in an election. Knocking on doors, sending emails to decision makers, making the call on where to hang posters – it’s a lot to think about. But how do campaigns in Ireland actually work? And what makes a campaign successful?
Women for Election and campaigns consultant Pat Montague are teaming up for a masterclass in this very topic and bringing their knowledge to Galway city on October 20th. Head along for an intensive afternoon where Pat breaks down the different types of races and campaigns you can run. This session is interactive so make sure you bring a notebook full of questions!
Tickets are €50 for waged, €30.24 for unwaged/OAP/students and can be booked through Eventbrite.