Women's Representation Officer
The incumbent Women's Representation Officer is Leila Mani Lundie.
Hello! I’m Leila and I’m Pembroke’s Women’s Representation Officer.
My role encompasses three main things: representing women; protecting and improving the experience of women students within college; and promoting feminism and women’s issues. I work closely with Katy, the Women’s Welfare Officer. Both Katy and I are committed to ensuring that all women and non-binary students in Pembroke feel safe, valued, and empowered. I am here to provide support for all women and non-binary students, and to create and foster an environment in college that is supportive, and in which we can all thrive. I also represent women and non-binary people in Pembroke on a University-wide basis, so if you have anything that you would like to be brought up at Womcam forums, please get in contact.
I facilitate SolidariTEA, which is Pembroke’s intersectional feminist discussion group and blog. I work with the SolidariTEA committee to run a discussion group every fortnight, where people can engage, discuss, learn, share and explore ideas relating to various intersectional feminist topics. It is a supportive and non-judgmental space, and people of all genders are encouraged to come along – regardless of any knowledge of feminism or the topic being discussed. In the past we have spoken about cultural appropriation, free speech & political correctness, the sex industry, and pop culture. We have a blog, a Facebook group and page. If you are interested in getting involved with the committee, have any topic suggestions or any other thoughts on SolidariTEA please let me know!
Pembroke is committed to enforcing a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual harassment (see the JPC online statement), and we are currently in the process of implementing our policy. If you have been sexually harassed or assaulted, please get in touch with me (if you feel comfortable) and I will offer confidential and non-judgemental support. I can also advise you on what can be done to deal with it and on how college can further support you.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with me about anything. It may be a question about feminism, or an idea you have for how we could improve Pembroke, or you might be having a difficult time and want to talk to someone, or it might be anything else at all. Whatever it is, I am here to help, support, and represent you. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, feel free to send me a message via Facebook inbox, or leave a note in my pigeonhole.