#Emilymatters Outreach – Speeches & Talks
Emily matters is a social media campaign to support and advance gender equality, particularly focusing on the importance of voting. See our #Emilymatters page to find out more about what we do.
Through drama and creativity we help empower young people to use their voice and be heard.
O U T R E A C H – S P E E C H E S & T A L K S
The Sikh Network – Women in Parliament Event – Birmingham
WOW!!! I’m mesmerised by Kate Willoughby – Such a powerful & moving speech as Emily Davison. Absolutely incredible!
– Manjit Kang, The Sikh Network Women & Politics event Co-organiser
Kate, what an inspiring speaker you are! Was a pleasure meeting you and thanks for speaking at #womeninpolitics15 today.
– Councillor Preet kaur Gill
Girlguiding LaSER’s Use Your Voice 2016 (#UYV2016) Event – London
Very grateful for your spell-biding performance – I think you could have heard a pin drop!
– Claire Whitmore, Programme Lead for Use Your Voice 2016
– Fran Jones, #UYV2016 attendee
– Nicola Grinstead, World Board Chair, World Association of Girl Guides & Girl Scouts
– Sophie Alcock, #UYV2016 attendee
– Katrina Lambert, @Girlguiding British Youth Council Delegate and Senior Section Member
Woman Up! Conference – London
When I decided I wanted there to be an evening performance at Woman Up, I knew it had to be by the #Emilymatters team. I was completely moved after watching To Freedom’s Cause at a previous event in Parliament. I wanted the Woman Up audience to experience #Emilymatters for themselves.
– Alice Dermody Palmer, Model Westminster Ambassador
Women’s Equality Party Branch Inaugural Meeting – York
Privileged to hear Kate Willoughby’s #Emilymatters speech tonight. Very moving and a call to further action.
– Carmel Maria Offord, WEP York
Chilling and completely inspiring.
– Penelope Jacques, WEP York
Mummy’s Gin Fund #GE2015 Hustings – Hither Green
Impassioned plea from @Emilymatters that we all us our votes.
– Clare Griffiths
Kate from @Emilymatters making some excellent points. #MGFVote
– Sally Reeve Edwards
The more women who vote, the louder your voices will be and parties will HAVE to listen @Emilymatters. #MGFVote
– Mother’s Gin Fund Twitter account
Royal Holloway Feminist Society – Egham, Surrey
It was enormously inspiring to see such passionate belief in the fact that the vote of today’s women is crucial.
– Natasha Barrett, RHUL Fem Soc
WEA North East Region Spring Conference – Newcastle
It was lovely to meet you last week and thank you so much for your keynote speech and performance at our WEA Conference on Friday. We’ve had lots of positive feedback about your contribution -‘ inspiring’ and ‘galvanising’ were two of the many nice comments made on the day.
– Anne Staines, Regional Educational Manager
That’s a great graphic, Kate. You’re the Social Media Suffragette par excellence!
– Ann Walker, Adult education specialist & campaigner
Great talk from @katewilloughby8 love your campaign … Let’s get more female voices heard, then do more than complain & be the ones making the decisions.
– Anne Preston, Researcher
Pan Asian Women’s Association – Women & Politics Event – House of Commons
Kate was a guest speaker with me on a panel at an International Women’s day 2015 event at the House of Commons. She is a great speaker, with relevant insights to share, and her talk was spontaneous and she captivated the audience instantly, with her anecdotes. From feedback the group felt connected and uplifted while listening to Kate. Wish her all the best with #Emilymatters and campaigning for more women to vote.
– Tamina Mir, Social entrepreneur & event co-organiser
Inaugural International Women’s Day event – Bolton Sixth Form College
Kate joined Bolton Sixth From College for our inaugural International Women’s Day event and she was inspirational. Our students thoroughly enjoyed her talk and are now so much more informed on why #votingmatters and the importance of promoting political rights for young people. Learning about #Emilymatters has inspired our young men as well as young women, and we hope to invite Kate back to college in the very near future. She is amazing.
– Sharon Marshall (Senior Tutor & Literacy Coordinator) Bolton Sixth Form College
Care Leavers Voting Matters Event – Redbridge
Thank you so much for coming to meet with our young people to talk about voting and #Emilymatters. We will definitely follow up on your session. I think it’s important that we do & show these young people their voice matters.
– Ann-Marie, Redbridge Leaving Care Team Volunteer
Emily Davison & Suffragettes in the North Talk – Masham, North Yorkshire
Kate, through her dramatic presentation of Emily Davison’s life exhibited the passion and commitment of the Suffragette movement: much has been achieved, but womens’ rights worldwide continue to an issue which still needs addressing.
– Jenifer Bullen, Masham Local History Group
More about @Emilymatters:
- A social media campaign
- Includes my Emily Davison play ‘To Freedom’s Cause‘
- Supports & advances gender equality
- Particular focus on #Votingmatters for young people & women.
Our future plans are taking shape and so we’d love you to get involved and be part of our #Emilymatters Crew. Be inspired by remarkable women like Emily Davison, Sophia Duleep Singh and Sylvia Pankhurst but most of all take action.
To find out more about what we have planned next, you can sign up for our updates.
Listening and valuing others’ contributions is very much a part of what we do. We think the quiet voices often have the most interesting things to say.
Actor & Writer of Emily Wilding Davison play To Freedom’s Cause
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