WEN Cafe Podcast
LGBTQ+ Life in Wales and England - Past, Present, and Future

LGBTQ+ Life in Wales and England - Past, Present, and Future

February 28, 2022

Welcome to our LGBT+ History Month session with the WI! LGBTQ+ Life in Wales and England: Past, Present, and Future features Deputy Minister for Social Partnership Hannah Blythyn MS, author and historian Norena Shopland, Cate Hopkins, Writer and Director of the short film Cake and Birchgrove WI member, and campaigner and workplace inclusivity consultant Jennifer Charles. Director of Stonewall Cymru Davinia Green chaired the session.

The value of diversity in the workplace

The value of diversity in the workplace

January 24, 2022

How can a diverse and inclusive workplace benefit staff wellbeing? What are businesses doing to prove their commitment to diverse workplaces? Our panel discussed this and lots more at January's WEN Cafe.

Panel:

Rhian Parry, Managing Director of Workplace Worksafe

Leandra Craine, EQuip Project Officer at Disability Wales

Martha Musonza Holman, charity founder and tutor

Ellie Lancaster, Head of People at Sero

Chair: Catherine Fookes, Director of WEN Wales

WEN at Ten: WEN‘s 10th Birthday Celebration

WEN at Ten: WEN‘s 10th Birthday Celebration

November 18, 2021

WEN at Ten - a virtual celebration event for WEN Wales' 10th Birthday on 16th November 2021 featuring a line-up of inspirational women including:

Jess Fishlock MBE in conversation with Professor Laura McAllister

Minister for Social Justice Jane Hutt

Kay Richmond, Founder of WEN Wales

Kirsty Davies-Warner, Founder of WEN Wales

Professor Meena Upadhyaya OBE, Former Trustee, Geneticist & one of WEN’s 100 Welsh Women

Sarah Rees, Former Chair of WEN Wales

Auriol Miller, Director, Institute of Welsh Affairs

Shereen Williams, CEO Boundary Commission Wales

Shavanah Taj, General Secretary Wales TUC

Krystal S Lowe, Dancer, Choreographer, and Writer

Grace Quantock, Former WEN Mentee

Mia Rees, Former WEN Mentee

Justna Muhith, Former WEN Mentee

Diverse and equal representation: why do we need it and how do we get there?

Diverse and equal representation: why do we need it and how do we get there?

September 29, 2021

Why do we need diverse and equal representation in public and political life and how do we get there?

The Diverse5050 campaign calls for positive action to ensure better representation of women, Black, Asian and minority ethnic people, disabled people, and LGBT people in Welsh political institutions.

Panel:

Sian Gwenllian, Plaid Cymru MS for Arfon and Chair of the Cross Party Group on Women

Evelyn James, Diverse5050 Campaign Manager

Zainab Asunramu, Elect Her

Dr Jessica Laimann, WEN Wales Policy & Public Affairs Officer

Chair: Patience Bentu, Diverse5050 Campaigner

Let’s talk about the rights of older women

Let’s talk about the rights of older women

August 25, 2021

From the menopause, to violence and abuse against older women, ageism, and culturally appropriate support for older women from diverse communities - our panel discuss all this and more.

This podcast was recorded at a WEN Cafe live event on 25th August.

Panel:

Andrea Cooper, Safeguarding Lead, Older People's Commissioner for Wales

Lisa Nicholls, Menopause Champion & Campaign Lead, Fair Treatment for the Women of Wales

Rahila Hamid, Gwent Regional Coordinator of EYST's BAME Engagement Programme

Chair: Catherine Fookes, Director, WEN Wales

From carrots to kindness: the impact of Covid-19 on neurodiverse women

From carrots to kindness: the impact of Covid-19 on neurodiverse women

June 15, 2021

Join WEN Wales this Learning Disability Week as we discuss how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted women in Wales with learning disabilities and/or autism. 

WEN Director Catherine Fookes interviews women & non-binary people about their lived experiences.

Speakers:

Ffion Poole, Caerphilly People First

Selena Caemawr, Aubergine Cafe

Joanna, Dawn, & Zarah, Cardiff People First

Cath Lewis, Learning Disability Wales

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