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Methods & Emerging Findings



Advisory Group meeting, from left to right Margot James, Dr Purna Sen, Tessa Jowell and Marai Larasi

The Above the Parapet research will be carried out through interviews with high profile women drawn from four sectors of focus: politics, academia, diplomacy and civil society. The project seeks to gather qualitative data and rich insights into women’s journeys into public life.

We were able to talk to more than 80 fascinating women across the four sectors, giving us rich material from which to learn. Some of the data will be captured in our Above the Parapet Facewall, which will display all interviewees who have given their consent alongside key quotes from their interview regarding challenges, dynamics that enabled progress, significant aspects of their journey and lessons to share with the women that follow.

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