Frances Scott: Founder & Campaigner, 50:50 Parliament
Frances Scott’s previous international career in the Hotel and Tourism business led her to become the first woman to hold several executive positions but this changed when she became a mother and prioritised raising her family.
Now she teaches antenatal classes part-time, and more recently has become the passionate founder and campaigner of the 50:50 Parliament Petition that calls for a debate in parliament to establish a plan of action to reach gender parity in the House of Common as there are more men in the House of Commons right now than the total number of women MPs in the history of parliament.
A hundred and seventy-seven more female MPs would be needed to achieve a parity. The last three general elections added an average of eight women MPs apiece. At this rate, it will take about 22 elections, or 110 years, to achieve a 50:50 parliament which is a time frame Frances would like to change.
Frances is the mother to four teen and twenty-something children.
Join the conversation with Lisa and Frances…
Listen to the replay and let us know your thoughts.
Interested in speaking to Lisa?