A Cardiff Met Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science recently attended the signing of the Joint Statement on Women in Public Life at the National Assembly for Wales, after receiving the invitation from the Presiding Officer, Dame Rosemary Butler.
Dr Rachel Adams was among the attendees at the event, where a commitment to increase representation of women in public life was signed by the Assembly, Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) and Welsh ministers.
A recent report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission showed that nine percent of council leaders and 27 percent of councillors in Wales are women, and only two percent of the chief executives in the top 50 Welsh companies are female.
Speaking about the context of the signing, Assembly Presiding Officer Dame Rosemary Butler said ‘‘Women should be making the decisions, not just implementing them’’.
Dr Rachel Adams said she was thrilled to be invited to the signing and added: “It was a privilege to witness the genuine commitment of the National Assembly for Wales, Welsh Government and Welsh Local Government Association to increase the representation of women in public life. It is now up the women of Wales to act as positive role models for others and support the campaign.’’