Margaret Hodge MP: "Women in positions of power can really make a difference"
The Right Honourable Margaret Hodge MP gave an insightful and personal account of the situation facing women in public life at an event at City University London on 25th April. She was invited to speak to the City Law School's Alumnae Network (CLAN), which provides a forum for the discussion of issues facing women in the modern profession.
Margaret Hodge has spent nearly 40 years in the public eye as a politician. Her speech, which was previewed on Radio 4's Woman's Hour, covered topics including the impact made by women in positions of power, the importance of networking and how to rebuild local trust in mainstream politics.
Margaret Hodge is the Member of Parliament for Barking and Dagenham, a position she has held for more than 17 years. In June 2010, was elected Chair of the Public Accounts Committee. In this high-profile role she has won praise for her focus on reducing tax avoidance by large private sector companies including Amazon, Google and Starbucks.
CLAN is the network for female graduates of The City Law School. The group meets twice-yearly and provides a unique opportunity for alumnae to meet like-minded solicitors, barristers and other law graduates from across the UK. The network also provides an encouraging environment in which to discuss issues facing women in the modern profession, share experiences and offer mutual support.