Orijen Founder and CEO Jenny Morris will be speaking at next week’s 2015 Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Conference, in her role as President of Women for Election Australia (WFEA).
Speaking with fellow WFEA Director Jennifer Whelan, Jenny will be presenting a morning session on the first day of the conference, titled “Challenges and Opportunities – The Case for Change“.
WFEA has identified that inequality in gender representation in politics is a global issue. Less than 10% of countries worldwide have a female head of state and fewer than 30 countries’ parliaments are comprised of 30% or more of women.
WFEA are aiming to improve these statistics in Australia, through the provision of non-partisan, issue-neutral leadership programs and support for women aspiring to enter public life or women already holding elected and appointed office in Australia.