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WACL members event 11 February 2015

Feb 11, 2015

Date: Wednesday 11th Feb 2015

Time: 18:30 to 20:15

Venue: Palace of Westminster (House of Commons, Committee Room 10)

Hosted by Jo Swinson MP Minister for Women and Equalities, a debate by WACL on ‘The Portrayal of Women in Advertisements’.

A Woman’s Place? The Portrayal of Women in Advertisements

Committee Room 10, Palace of Westminster – 11th February 2015 18.30-20.00, followed by drinks reception

Ahead of the General Election this year WACL invites you to an evening of debate, discussion and political intrigue within the historic walls of Parliament.

Almost 25 years ago, senior speakers from the ad industry gave their very different views and opinions on the topic ‘The Portrayal of Women in Advertisements’  At the invitation of Jo Swinson MP, Minister for Women and Equalities, our panel of WACLers will debate what, if at all, has changed in the past 25 years?

Motion “This house believes the portrayal of women in advertising in 2015 lags behind reality”.


  • Jo Swinson MP, Minister for Women and Equalities
  • Event chair, Deborah Mattinson
  • Tess Alps
  • Roisin Donnelly
  • Tracey Follows
  • Wendy Proctor

Please note there will be no refreshments at the House of Commons, or in the debating chamber, but drinks and canapés will be served in the Churchill Room, House of Commons immediately after the debate.

Ticket price £50.00 per person including drinks afterwards in the Churchill Room.  WACL members can bring 2 guests (guests can be female or male). 

Please complete the attached booking form and return to waclbookings@btinternet.com 

Please enter the Parliamentary estate via the Cromwell Green Entrance and allow a minimum of 30 minutes to get through the airport-style security checks.  Remember to bring your invitation as you will be asked to show this. You may also be required to show a photographic I.D.  Failure to do so may result in being refused entry.  It is advisable not to bring large briefcases, rucksacks etc, if at all possible, as this slows up the checking process.   

If you have any special requirements regarding disabled access please let us know so that we can make the relevant arrangements for you.

We look forward to seeing you at what promises to be an exciting evening!

Best wishes,

Helen Weisinger & Karen Fraser

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Feb 11, 2015
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