"Her election not once, but twice as one of the parliament's deputy presiding officer
was testimony to the regard and affection in which she was held.
The event will be chaired by current deputy presiding officer
Linda Fabiani, who added: "This event is for women who have never thought about standing for office, didn't think it was for them and didn't know that they had the power to make a positive difference - we need women from all backgrounds and communities to get involved."
Deputy Presiding Officer
Elaine Smith will raise questions at Holyrood about the norovirus outbreak at Monklands hospital.
MORE forthright in his responding last week was the Assembly's Deputy Presiding Officer
David Melding, when called "acting Deputy Presiding Officer
" by Shadow Finance Minister Nick Ramsay.
Trish Godman MSP, the Deputy Presiding Officer
of the Scottish Parliament, is the mother of Gary Mulgrew - one of three bankers jailed for 37 months for fraud in America.
Trish Godman, deputy presiding officer
at Holyrood, is the mother of Gary Mulgrew, one of the the three bankers jailed for 37 months last week.
The former deputy presiding officer
praised the Scottish Parliament's progress on women's representation but said:"It is not enough simply to celebrate [it]; the voices of women need to be heard and acted on [as] that will result in better policy, stronger laws and a more equal society.
Fabiani is seen as a popular choice from the SNP ranks and already sits as a deputy presiding officer
at Holyrood, chairing debates in the chamber.
We were joined on the day by parliamentarians Mhairi Black MP and Tom Arthur MSP, deputy presiding officer
of the Scottish Parliament Linda Fabiani MSP, Scottish Government Brexit and Constitution Secretary Michael Russell MSP and human rights lawyer Aamer Anwar and the majority of Renfrewshire's SNP councillors.
In the last term he was widely admired for the way he performed the Deputy Presiding Officer
First Minister Carwyn Jones and Deputy Presiding Officer
David Melding will jointly host the event.
That's the view of Deputy Presiding Officer
David Melding in a major new book published today.