WILD – Women in Local Democracy, update.

When women support each other, incredible things happen. A group that knows this too well, are WILD, Women in Local Democracy. ‘WILD, with principles of gender equity, diversity and active citizenship, promotes women’s empowerment, community participation and local political leadership. WILD, in supporting women candidates, aims to redress Geelong Council’s entrenched gender gap and to reach the Government’s 2024 state-wide target of 50:50 women and men on Council at the City of Greater Geelong.’ Quote from WILD member Jenny Wills, page 207 of the Humans in Geelong Book.

Are you Interested in running for council in October 2020? WILD have some not-to-be missed workshops coming up. Check out their facebook page www.facebook.com/GeelongWILD

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Join Ruth McGowan OAM, on 29th of February at the Geelong Library from 9am – 1pm. She’s an author and experienced independent political campaigner who will help you decide whether running for public office is for you. Ruth will share her expert advice on how to plan a successful campaign to win.

If you’re interested in standing for the next local government election, want to support someone else’s campaign, or would simply like to learn more, then this half-day workshop is for you.

You will:
– Discover how to make a difference through local politics
– Gain an awareness of the emotional, financial and physical commitments required
– Map a campaign with time frames, communication plan and activities and prepare a campaign budget
– Find out what skills are required to be a councillor and run a campaign
– Learn how to develop and refine your message and communications
– Leave the workshop with an action plan ready to implement
This workshop includes morning tea, lunch and a Ruth McGowan take home resource.

For further details contact: Jennie Schoof via email jschoof@geelongcity.vic.gov.au

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