Who we are
We are Bristol Women’s Voice (BWV), a charity created by Bristol women in 2016. It came about after a large-scale, council-funded consultation in 2013 where women consistently said they didn’t feel heard in decision-making. We now have more than 4,000 members and subscribers who help shape our strategic plan and direction.
Together we take action to achieve our mission, overseen by our committed board of trustees. Day-to-day, our director and a small part-time team run things, with the help of volunteers and associates.
WHAT WE DO
Our goal is to make women’s equality a reality in Bristol. We do this through campaigning, connecting, and celebrating.
Our mission is to create a movement that unites all women in Bristol to campaign together, celebrate our achievements and find support and information.
We empower women from all walks of life in Bristol to have a say in decisions that affect them, like with our recent Disabled Women Take Action Project of our Young Women’s Forum.
We also help women’s groups in Bristol to work together, grow, and stand up for the rights and issues that matter to them.
In 2023-24, we’re focusing on:
1.) Addressing economic inequality for women by investing in the caring economy.
2.) Tackling women’s safety concerns by urging organisations to take action, including through upskilling themselves to tackle misogyny and sexism.
We make sure that women who are often overlooked have a chance to talk to decision-makers at events, meetings, and through campaigns.
We run workshops, training sessions, talks and events, like our Inspiring Women Series, to connect with and listen to women. We want to find out what holds them back from achieving their goals and help them support each other.
We work closely with other independent women’s groups and organisations in Bristol, helping them to meet regularly, form partnerships, and grow stronger.
To keep everyone in the loop, we share events from the Bristol women’s community on our social media channels. So, make sure to follow us!
We take time to celebrate the achievements of Bristol’s women and any steps forward towards equality. One big event we run each year is International Women’s Day. It brings together thousands of people from all communities.
Have a look at some photos from our 2023 International Women’s Day event.