To mark International Women’s Day on Thursday 8 March, Jo welcomed the Head Girl of Charles Darwin School, Bronwen Sharp, to Parliament.
Bronwen was given a tour of the Houses of Parliament, before watching a debate on International Women’s day from the Public Gallery of the House of Commons. After also visiting the House of Lords, Bronwen had an opportunity to see what goes on in Jo’s busy parliamentary and departmental offices.
Jo said: ‘I was delighted to meet with Bronwen on International Women’s Day. I was interested to learn about her studies and of her exciting plans for the future.’
International Women’s Day is an annual event that highlights the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
Jo added: ‘International Women’s Day is an excellent initiative that promotes gender equality and celebrates women’s achievements right around the globe. I am extremely encouraged that the government has made improving the economic position of women a top priority.