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Women encouraged into public life in Wales

An initiative to encourage more women to apply for key roles in Welsh public life has been launched at the Senedd.

It will offer mentoring, shadowing and training as part of Presiding Officer Dame Rosemary Butler's women in public life development scheme.

Only around 5% of council leaders and chief executives of companies in Wales are female.

Dame Rosemary told BBC Radio Wales about the way she was treated when she first became involved in public life and how she believes women need encouragement to get involved.

  • 30 Jan 2014
  • From the section Wales
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