FABIAN WOMEN’S NETWORK – sisterhood, solidarity, service.
The Fabian Women’s Network (FWN) is the women’s section of the Fabian Society.
Founded by Labour MP Seema Malhotra in 2005, we have over 2000 members across the UK. Women of all ages, and all levels of experience, are welcome, and we are run by a committee of elected volunteers.
Fabian Women’s Network works to ensure that diverse women’s voices are influential in politics, public life and policy making. All of its work is underpinned by values of sisterhood, solidarity and service.
FWN aims to be an intersectional feminist network. This means it understands the barriers women face when entering and progressing in politics and public life are not the same for everyone, with some women facing multiple and intersecting layers of discrimination. FWN works to elevate a range of voices and promote those in political and public life who are under-represented.
Our network is designed to promote true sisterhood. We mentor, connect, educate and empower sisters across the Labour movement to enable women to serve each other and their communities effectively, recognising the importance and power of collective endeavour.
We primarily do this through our yearly mentoring scheme, designed to help women develop their political skills and increase the impact and influence they have on political and public life. The scheme launched in 2011 and over 200 women have now completed the scheme, across eight cohorts.
Our policy work encompasses a wide range of topics from economics, foreign policy, artificial intelligence, not just topics some traditionally associate with women. We include experts by experience in our work and platform unusual voices to enrich the policy landscape, driving forward the debate and influencing the Labour movement and policy on key issues of the day.
We are a membership organisation. A volunteer-led sister network to The Fabian Society, governed by an elected committee, with officers and a constitution.
To many, Fabian Women’s Network is a lifeline to women in politics and public life, shaping policy on the left. Join us today by clicking here.
To donate to the Fabian Women’s Network, via the Fabian Society website, please click here.