‘When in a search for political talent “the quality comes first”, as prime minister Rutte stated, the result is more often than not that a men gets the job. Most parties have a women on number two of their election list, but almost never gets a seat on the negotiation table. Experts on the TV are almost always automatically a man”
(Source: backcover Zijkant van de Macht)
SIB is honored to welcome Julia Wouters this February 4th. She was the political advisor of Lodewijk Asscher (PVDA) during his work as city councilor and later as minister and Vice President of the Netherlands. She has interviewed women in politics at every level, crossing all party boundaries. Based on these interviews and scientific research she has written the book Zijkant van de Macht, in which she discusses hurdles women face when entering politics. The book is filled with practical advice and concrete tips, based on the scientific research and the advice of the interviewed women.
Julia Wouters will give a interactive lecture at SIB, discussing how young women can become as successful as possible in politics, and how men can help.