We are proud to announce The Fawcett Society as Stylist Live 2017 official charity partner.
The Fawcett Society work tirelessly for equal rights for women, a cause which Stylist feels equally as passionate about, making the partnership a natural fit.
We look forward to promoting and supporting the charity at Stylist Live, where they will be showcasing their new ranges of merchandise to celebrate the centenary of women in the UK gaining the right to vote, as well as taking membership enquiries.
Catch them across the weekend and find out how you can get involved. In the meantime, read on to find out more about our charity of choice!
About The Fawcett Society
The Fawcett Society is the UK’s leading charity campaigning for gender equality and women’s rights. Their vision is for a society in which the choices you can make and the control you have over your life are no longer determined by your gender.
The charity has a proud history of campaigning that goes back over 150 years, when Millicent Garrett Fawcett began a petition to get women in the UK the vote – a goal she achieved in 1918.
Fawcett was the President of the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS), the predecessor organisation to the Fawcett Society, renamed in her honour in 1953.
The Fawcett Society staff are all part of the strong Suffrage tradition that has delivered so much for women’s rights in the UK. They are a small team made up of full-time, part-time and volunteer staff, numbering about 15 in total, whose offices are currently based in South London, and whose campaigning work has a national scope.
If you haven’t already heard of The Fawcett Society, you’ve most likely come across some of their more recent campaigns:
Despite the Equal Pay Act in 1970, women still earn less than men in Britain today. The current gender pay gap means women effectively stop earning relative to men on a day in November. This day is referred to as Equal Pay Day and varies according to the actual pay gap each year
Calling out misogynistic treatment in the papers, on the radio and television. The most powerful politicians in the UK are women. It’s about time the press stopped giving shoe commentaries, and started focusing on their views and policies.
Aiming to defend womens’ rights post-Brexit, campaigning with other women’s rights organisations to call on all political parties and those involved in EU negotiations to ensure women are equally and fairly represented at the decision making table.
Interested to hear more?
The Fawcett Society’s Chief Executive Sam Smethers is joined by leading UK expert on the Gender Pay Gap and former head of policy at the Government Equalities Office, Helene Reardon-Bond and Deloitte’s Head of Talent, Emma Codd to learn what you can really do, in the office and beyond, to close your own pay gap and make the gender pay gap a thing of the past.
How to Close Your Pay Gap, 17:20 Friday 10 November.