As we increase the visibility of women's achievements and chose to challenge gender bias and inequality, watch the latest webinar in the International Women's Day series where Claire Hoy talks to Helen Grant MP, Maidstone and The Weald, on the challenges she has faced during her successful career in politics. Helen discusses the developments and progress she and the political sector have seen as the need for gender equality has increased in visibility.
ABOUT HELEN GRANT MP
Helen Grant MP, Maidstone and The Weald, is currently the UK Trade Envoy to Nigeria, and this year became Prime Minister's Special Envoy for Girls Education. One of her goals is to drive a global campaign to improve learning and get 40 million more girls into school around the world by 2025.
Before politics she practiced family law at Grant solicitors which she set up that focused family breakdown, and Women in Domestic Violence in particular.
Since becoming an MP in 2010 Helen has served as Minister for Sports and Tourism (2013-2015) where she supported growth of women and girls’ participation in sport in the UK.
She was Chair of the Government’s Apprenticeships Diversity Champions Network, bringing businesses together with people of diverse and underrepresented backgrounds using the transformational opportunities of apprenticeship programmes in 2017.
Helen also served as the Conservative Party’s Vice Chair for Communities (2018 to 2020) and focused on issues concerning equality, inclusivity, social cohesion, racism, and discrimination.
ABOUT CLAIRE HOY
Claire is a business development assistant and joined Kingsley Napley in 2020.
Prior to joining Kingsley Napley, Claire worked as a marketing assistant for a construction consultancy. She graduated from Canterbury Christ Church University with a BA(Hons) in Public Relations, Media and Marketing.