"Sadiq Khan’s new #BehindEveryGreatCity campaign will champion the fact that it is the achievements and contributions of women, from all walks of life, which make cities like London great." City of London
Sadiq Khan's new campaign #BehindEveryGreatCity will celebrate the centenary since women securing the right to vote and London's role in the women's suffrage campaign. The slogan is a play on "Behind every great man stands a great woman", a slogan that was often used in the 1960s and 70s and "highlights that women don't stand behind great men, but instead power great cities". We still have a long way to go: Three times more women than men living in London say that their gender is a barrier to their progression at work while four times more men say that their gender is a benefit at the workplace (City of London).
"Next year we mark a century since the first women got to vote in the UK - one of our country’s most pivotal moments. Milestones like this are a time to look back and mark the huge strides that have been made towards gender equality, and to celebrate the success of women in our great city.
It is also a time to take stock of the huge inequalities women still face, almost 100 years on since women first voted and, more importantly, to take action. At City Hall, I have pledged to be a proud feminist and I am delighted to announce this campaign to say that Behind Every Great City is equality, opportunity and progress – regardless of your gender.
Over the next year, and beyond, we will highlight how women of all ages, ethnicities, faiths and backgrounds make London the great city it is. More importantly, we will redouble our efforts in the fight for gender equality. During this momentous year and beyond, we must do all we can to remove any barriers to women’s success and to unlock their full potential." Sadiq Khan

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photograph of Sadiq Khan with Annie Lennox and Bianca Jagger via

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