National Competition for Girls and Young Women
‘If you could influence Government to take action on one issue to improve the lives of women and girls, what would it be?’
Your winning essay will be taken to the UK govt by the National Council of Women to highlight the issue you've raised. And the winner will be taken to the UN in March 2014 to attend the UN Commission on the Status of Women conference.
There are lots of other exciting prizes for the runners up.
This video introduces the seven judges of the inaugural NCW #SpeakOut competition. Each of them is a leader, a winner, a campaigner and a significant woman who is making a change.
• Shachi Shah, winner, 2012 Women of Achievement, Finance Award
• Dr Ros Altman, winner, 2011 Women in Public Life. Also independent pensions expert and campaigner
• Elin Haf Davies, first Welsh woman to row the Atlantic, first female team to row the Indian Ocean and Clipper Pacific Ocean sailor
• Rebecca Stephens, first British woman to climb Mt Everest and first English-speaking woman to conquer the seven summits, the highest peaks on each of the seven continents
• Juliet Lyon, Director, Prison Reform Trust. Voted Britain's most admired Chief Executive by readers of Third Sector magazine
• Baronness Mary Goudie, Chair, Women Leaders' Council at the UN, co-founder of '30% Club' campaigning for equality of representation in Britain's boardrooms
• Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE, Space Scientist and Campaigner for more women in science and engineering.