Women2Win is a broad cross section of men and women from the Conservative Party who came together in recognition that the Party needed to be more representative of the British People. Our mission is to ensure the Conservative Party fairly represents women at all levels of politics.
Women2Win was founded in 2005 by Baroness Jenkin of Kennington and Rt Hon Theresa May MP, to support the Conservative Party's commitment to select more women to fight winnable seats and elect more Conservative women to Parliament.
In 2005 there were just 17 Conservative women MPs, representing only 9% of the parliamentary party. Now, after ten years and two elections there are 68 Conservative women MPs, which is over 20%. Women2Win aims to continue increasing the number of Conservative women MPs by providing support, advice and training to women who wish to enter Parliament or get more involved in politics. We also assist high calibre women seeking public appointments or positions as Councillors, Association Chairs and Police and Crime Commissioners.
Women2Win is campaigning to promote more of the brightest and best women the party has to offer and further convince Conservative associations of the benefits of putting their trust in female candidates. We believe that if the gender balance of candidates reflects that of modern Britain, the Conservative Party will increase its support at the ballot box.
It has been 40 years since the first woman became leader of the Conservative Party and went on to run the country. We are proud to have our second Conservative woman Prime Minister in Theresa May, our co-founder, who has tirelessly supported women in Parliament. Since 2015, the green benches of Westminster have been filled by more women than ever before - but Women2Win recognises that this is not yet enough.
In 2005 we were grateful to have the support of David Cameron when he said that more needs to be done to tackle the lack of female representation in Parliament. We are determined to make that change a reality. Britain needs a modern and rejuvenated Conservative Party, made up of the most talented and able women and men the Party has to offer – because of this, the Conservative Party needs Women2Win.
Women2Win 10th Anniversary Video with David Cameron: