Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council are proud to announce their upcoming training events in partnership with Women for Election to empower women to run in the 2024 Local Elections.
The training is jointly funded by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and the Department of Housing, Local Government, and Heritage and as well as providing an introduction to politics, the training events will focus on areas like messaging for campaigns in the “What are you saying” messaging workshop, campaign design and rollout, and Social Media 101.
Councillor Denis O’Callaghan, Cathaoirleach, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council highlighted: “Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council are keen to continue the trend of gender balance of elected members to the Council. It is wonderful to see this training being provided to potential local election candidates for 2024.”
dlr is delighted to welcome Yemi Adenuga to the Council Chamber for her exciting module ‘Women Belong’. In 2019, Yemi was the first black woman to be elected as a local Councillor. As a positive change agent, her inspiring, confidence building programme for Women for Election, works to motivate and encourage women in their engagement with politics.
Frank Curran, Chief Executive of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council said: “We are delighted to facilitate and host the upcoming training sessions, both online and in County Hall, and we hope that it will provide the information, support, and networking required to encourage women to run for elections in 2024.”
Brian Sheehan CEO of Women for Election states: “Women for Election are delighted to be working with Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council in training more women for election. Their specific ambition to diversify the women coming forward is a key value we share. We believe that empowering women with the right skills and knowledge is not just about winning elections, but about shaping the future of our Government. Our training programs at Women for Election are designed to equip women with the confidence, expertise, and vision needed to lead effectively and bring about positive change in their communities and beyond.”
The training is free to attend but please reserve your space on as many of the courses as you wish to attend using at the following website: womenforelection.ie/dlrcc/