A Talk by Sophie Walker
Sophie Walker is the leader of the Women’s Equality Party. She was selected as the first party leader in July 2015 and was profiled in the
Telegraph newspaper at the time with the headline: “This generation’s Emmeline Pankhurst?”
In January 2016, Sophie was elected to represent the Women’s Equality Party in the London Mayoral election on a manifesto seeking to close the city’s
pay gap; end sexual harassment and violence against women and girls in the capital; create affordable childcare and housing for women and to build an
accessible, safe transport network. She won just over 250,000 votes, or one in twenty of every one cast for London Mayor.
Sophie is determined to put women’s rights and the diversity of women’s experiences at the top of the UK political agenda. She is determined to get more women into politics – offering childcare support and low-income bursaries to new candidates for WE – and to work with all political parties towards gender equality.
Sophie worked as an international news agency journalist for nearly twenty years and is an ambassador for the National Autistic Society, campaigning for better support and understanding of autism, particularly in women and girls.
February 28 2017
Theatre RACC Parkshot