Feisty Women exists to advance equality and economic justice for women over the age of 60. We believe the voice of older women is absent from national debates about discrimination and inequality. After a lifetime of sex discrimination, and now age discrimination, we will apply our hard-won knowledge to the problem of economic and social inequality for girls and women.
feisty women conference 2020 - book now.
Feisty Women’s second annual conference will discuss the dysfunctional equalities culture in the UK and what can be done to correct it.
Conference will open with a welcome by the Leader of Dundee City Council, John Alexander.
Our keynote speaker is Christina McKelvie, MSP, Minister for Equalities and Older People. We are keen to have a discussion with the Minister, on how the Scottish Government could be involved in helping us to take the next steps towards understanding why one of the protected characteristics of the Equality Act of 2010 - ie sex, appears not to be working for women as it should be, as we saw in changes to State Pension Age for women.
Included in the ticket price is a mid morning brunch of bacon rolls, pastries, tea and coffee, plus free entry to the exhibition at Discovery Point (usual cost £11.20).
We will also be entertained by Dundee’s own, songbird, Sheena Wellington - not to mention The Ovarian Cysters with their own special brand of feistiness!
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messages of support.
Feisty Women is delighted to share a message of support from Lorraine Kelly - herself a Feisty lady - a little bird told us she had a big birthday in 2019... so we got in touch to tell her about our mission and here’s what she said:
I wholeheartedly support the “Feisty Women of Dundee”.
They are the trailblazers who have amassed so much knowledge, wisdom and experience that they can pass on to the next generation.
It’s vital their voices are heard and not ignored.
I’ve just turned sixty myself and count myself as a feisty Dundee woman. I’m in my prime and so are they!
Feisty Women started life as a Scottish campaigning group fighting for pension justice for fifties-born women. It quickly became apparent to us that women over the age of 60 are invisible to policy makers. We came to understand that pension injustice is a symptom of a much bigger, deeply-rooted problem – age and sex discrimination against older women. We believe this has to change.