Womenspire Awards 2018
We are delighted that our Patron, Kaite O’Reilly, has won the Creative Award at this year’s Chwarae Teg Womenspire Awards.
The following is a description of the category –
“The creative sector is increasingly important to not only the Welsh culture but the Welsh economy. This award will be given to a woman who personifies the best of the sector; pushing the boundaries through creativity and putting Wales on the map. They use their position and skills to support and encourage other women to be represented across all creative platforms.”
Kaite has worked tirelessly to provide opportunities for women in the arts over many years, as a playwright, mentor and disability arts activist. We send her our warmest congratulations for the recognition she deserves.
Chwarae Teg has had a request to find a woman to take part in an upcoming TV programme.
The programme will focus on the increase of people experiencing “in-work poverty” and specifically a woman is needed to take part in the programme.
The producers are looking for a South Wales based women who is in work and claiming top-up benefits, and at the same time is finding it increasingly difficult to make finances stretch.
So for example she may be needing to use the services of a foodbank or is having to make decisions between heating or eating.
If you know any working woman in this position who you think would be willing to take part in the programme can you please ask her to email [email protected] as soon as possible.
Alternatively she can contact us directly using the same email address or by calling 029 2047 8900.
The first part of the filming needs to take place as soon as possible, with a further piece filmed between the 5th and 8th May.
This is for a current affairs TV programme. Importantly it will help to highlight the struggle many working women are currently experiencing in trying to cope when their finances are under exceptional pressure.
So any woman taking part will be helping to highlight this increasingly important issue.