DUP's Little-Pengelly tells of hopes for equality at suffrage event
DUP MP Emma Little-Pengelly has urged young women to become career trailblazers in "non-traditional" fields as her contribution to a major suffrage exhibition was unveiled yesterday.
The South Belfast representative also encouraged women not to let themselves be "put in a box".
Her comments came as 'Voice and Vote: Women's Place in Parliament' - a free interactive exhibition celebrating 100 years of women's right to vote - was launched at Westminster yesterday.
She is one of a number of serving MPs who have recorded personal interviews detailing their support for women's equality and political interests as part of the exhibition.
In her message, Ms Little-Pengelly said: "I strongly believe that all men and women should have the equal opportunities to play whatever role that they want in whatever sphere that they choose, without discrimination and without bias.
The 38-year-old added: "If you look at any of the business issues, finance issues, treasury; if you look at technology and STEM subjects, women are still very much under-represented."
The exhibition runs until October 6. For details see www.parliament.uk.