Pathways to Politics Program for Women applauds alums running in the 2022 federal election

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Pathways to Politics sends our congratulations to the 13 alums of the program who have been campaigning for federal seats in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. We applaud them for making the commitment to put themselves forward.

Pathways to Politics and all our program partners are proud to work collaboratively to increase women’s representation in politics across Australia. We’re thrilled to see so many of our alums out there campaigning in this election.

Pathways to Politics has realised significant impact in advancing female political participation since it launched in 2016, with 20 electoral successes achieved nationally across the political spectrum at local, state and federal levels of government so far.

“Pathways to Politics is a program that doesn’t just bewail the undersupply of women in public office: it takes practical steps to address the problem, equipping women with the skills and confidence to get involved. But what I love most about it is the connections it creates between women from different points on the ideological spectrum. It’s an invaluable down-payment on a better kind of politics.”

– Annabel Crabb

We anticipate at least ten Pathways to Politics alums will run in the Victorian state election this November.

Election content on our Knowledge Hub

In March this year, Pathways to Politics launched a digital Knowledge Hub where all women and gender diverse people can find practical tools, information and inspiration to help in their run for public office. The Knowledge Hub is a curated selection of content to help women at different stages of their journey: from understanding why it matters, what they need to consider in making a decision to run, to tools and guidance on getting elected, and becoming a political leader

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Pathways to Politics alums from University of Melbourne

In the lead up to the federal election, we’ve added several election-focused posts to the Knowledge Hub, including links to sites that track the women and candidates of colour who are running, analysis from ANU’s Global Institute for Women’s Leadership about women contesting winnable seats, and an exclusive video interview with Women’s Leadership Institute Australia fellows Dr Ramona Vijeyarasa and Dr Leonora Risse about gender-responsive policy, budgets and legislation: why it matters and what needs to change.

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