I took part in the British Federation of Women Graduates' Strictly Democracy competition at the Rotary Club of London in late November 2014.

Strictly Democracy was part of a collection of events for Parliament Week and celebrated the achievements of five women who have brought about social change through democracy. The competition was chaired by Gwen Rhys, the founder and CEO of Women in the City - an organisation which promotes, recognises and rewards female talent and starred some amazing contestants:
Dr Ellie Cosgrave – Co-founder of Science-Grrl
Benita Matofska – Chief Sharer, The People Who Share & Compare and Share. Founder of Global Sharing Day
Dr Lucy Thorne – Centenary award holder for research on the norovirus
Lottie Birdsall-Strong – Graduate student at Cambridge carrying out research into gender equality in Sports
Alison Baum – CEO of charity Best Beginnings

All the contestents, female academics, entrepreneurs and campaigners were judged and rewarded for their social and medical breakthroughs, charity work, campaigning and democratic successes by an incredible panel, including:

Ruth Spellman OBE 
– First woman CEO of the Worker’s Educational Association
Gwenda Nicholas – National Council of Women President
Dr Gloria Banner – President of the BFWG
Jenny Morley – Immediate Past President of BFWG

I am very proud to say that I won the competition and was crowned 'Woman of Democracy 2014' for the work Best Beginnings does to stop child health inequalities.

Below you can see a video of the competition. I'd like to thank the British Federation of Women Graduates for organising such a inspiring event and inviting me to take part!