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The WNC are delighted to announce that its newly updated Women in Public Life Today: A Revised Guide has now been published.

The 2009 Revised Guide builds and expands on the document produced in 2004, explaining how women can become active in public life and why their representation is so important.  It contains information about various public bodies and advice about how to apply for positions.  Furthermore, the Guide profiles a number of women from various backgrounds who are holders of public appointments.  They share their experiences, routes to public life and offer suggestions about how to overcome any barriers that women might encounter along the way.   Their examples demonstrate that women from a variety of backgrounds and regions can use their skills and experiences to make a valuable contribution through a public appointment.  This is especially important in light of the persistently low figure for women’s representation in public office, which still stands at less than 35%.   

We therefore hope that this Guide will encourage other women to use their wealth of talent and experience to make their voices heard. 

We hope that you find the Guide a useful and informative tool for encouraging more women to become involved in public life.  We would also welcome feedback on the Guide; send any comments to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Click here to download the full guide.


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