Cultureword started the Women In The Spotlight (WITS) programme to address the lack of women competing and performing on stage. We found that the winners for poetry slam competitions were overwhelmingly men. We wanted to know why. We held panels and events to find out how things could be changed. Based on the feedback, we decided the best way to do this was to develop a programme for women who want to write for and/or perform on the stage. The group is made up entirely of women of colour (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) and/or LBT+ women.