Episode Summary

In this episode, recorded during the Parliamentary-Civil Society Dialogue, Transformational Leadership for Gender Equality in the Caribbean: Regional Strategies and Partnerships, Her Excellency Dame Billie Miller, Ambassador at Large and Plenipotentiary of Barbados and Patron of the Caribbean Institute of Women in Leadership, speaks about transformational leadership in the political sphere and the significance of women's perspectives on all issues. She calls attention to various strategies to break down the obstacles to women's election to political office.

Episode Notes

This ParlAmericas podcast episode features Her Excellency Dame Billie Miller, Ambassador at Large and Plenipotentiary of Barbados and Patron of the Caribbean Institute of Women in Leadership (CIWiL). In her remarks, she speaks about transformational leadership in the political sphere and the significance of women's perspectives on all issues, not just those considered "women's issues." Drawing on her long career in politics -- including 18 years as the only woman in parliament in her country -- Dame Billie Miller calls attention to various strategies to break down the obstacles to women's election to political office. She additionally highlights the crucial role that NGOs can play in advancing women in politics, including through partnerships with government.

This presentation was recorded during at the Parliamentary-Civil Society Dialogue, Transformational Leadership for Gender Equality in the Caribbean: Regional Strategies and Partnerships, which was held in Bridgetown, Barbados, from November 19 to 20, 2018.

About the Show

ParlAmericas is the inter-parliamentary institution that promotes parliamentary diplomacy in the inter-American system. Convening the national legislatures from North, Central and South America and the Caribbean, ParlAmericas works to strengthen democratic governance in the hemisphere by enhancing the ability of legislators to fulfill their roles and responsibilities through exchanges of parliamentary best practices and by promoting cooperative political dialogue on regional issues.
The ParlAmericas Podcast is compiled from sessions recorded from different ParlAmericas activities delivered on-location across the hemisphere.
For more information about ParlAmericas visit www.parlamericas.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @parlamericas

...........................

ParlAmericas es la institución interparlamentaria que promueve la diplomacia parlamentaria en el sistema interamericano. Convoca a las legislaturas nacionales de Norte, Centro y Sur América y el Caribe, ParlAmericas trabaja para fortalecer la gobernanza democrática en el hemisferio amplificando la capacidad de los legisladores para cumplir con sus funciones y responsabilidades mediante intercambios de buenas prácticas legislativas y promoviendo un dialogo político cooperativo sobre problemáticas regionales.
El podcast de ParlAmericas se ha compilado a partir de sesiones grabadas de las diferentes actividades de ParlAmericas realizadas localmente alrededor de todo el hemisferio.
Para obtener más información acerca de ParlAmericas, visite www.parlamericas.org o síganos en Facebook y Twitter @parlamericas