Women are under-represented at a senior level in the Northern Ireland Civil Service and across public, regulatory, advisory and specialist bodies. One of the core aims of Politics Plus is to address this imbalance and strengthen the role of women in political and public life through the programmes we deliver.
Our initiatives have been specifically designed to address many of the barriers to participation that have been identified and build collaborative relationships between women. As our first Women in Public Life Programme was met with such success and encouragement, we are excited to recruit our new 2016 cohort!
About the Programme
The Women in Public Life Programme is designed to assist participants by increasing their range of competencies. It will also encourage them to develop strategies and build networks in order to enhance the influence of women in public sector organisations. In doing so, it will make a contribution towards addressing female underrepresentation in senior public life and improve engagement across all tiers of public service delivery.
The programme will support senior women engaged in public service delivery in terms of overcoming the challenges that they face by:
Through this programme, participants will learn how to leverage their positions to reshape outcomes and enhance their personal impact.
Current 2015/16 Women in Public Life participants have enjoyed the programme so far:
For further information about the programme, contact Megan Ward.