27 June 2018 – LONDON, UK – A century ago this year, Parliament passed the Representation of the People Act 1918 – a package of electoral reforms that extended the vote to women for the first time.
As part of the 100th anniversary celebrations, publisher St James’s House has partnered with the History of Parliament Trust to produce the official commemorative album for the Vote 100 anniversary campaign, entitled Voice & Vote.
Written by academics and experts, and featuring a fascinating selection of archival images and documentation, the book tells the story of the struggle for women to get the vote, how the vote was won and how the fight for equality continues to this day.
The launch will take place at 6pm on 27 June at Westminster Abbey.
Kim Gray, Head of Diversity and Inclusion at NTT DATA UK, commented: “NTT DATA is proud to be a sponsor of the official History of Parliament Trust Vote 100 commemorative album.
When I began working at NTT DATA, the world’s sixth largest consulting and IT provider, I was pleased to see there were more women employees than at any other company I had worked for, but I still felt we could do more , so I set up a Women’s Business Network to give women a forum to discuss their work.
The network remains at the heart of a thriving diversity and inclusion programme now ingrained in the company’s practices. We are a people business, and we want our people to feel very supported in the workforce, whatever their background. This is a fundamental cornerstone to our growth and continued success, and is a reflection of how far we have come since the franchise was extended to women in 1918.”
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About The History of Parliament Trust
The History of Parliament Trust is a research project that is creating a comprehensive account of parliamentary politics in England, then Britain, from their origins in the 13th century. The Trust is regarded as one of the most ambitious, authoritative and well-researched academic projects in British history.
About St James’s House
St James’s House is an award-winning custom publisher that has produced official publications for The Queen’s 90th Birthday, the Thames Diamond Jubilee, the Prince Philip Trust Fund, the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force.
About NTT Data
NTT DATA (TOKYO: 9613) is a leading consulting and IT services provider and global innovation partner headquartered in Tokyo, with business operations in over 50 countries. Its emphasis is on long-term commitments, combining global reach with local intimacy to provide premier professional services varying from consulting and systems development to outsourcing. For more information, visit www.nttdata.com.