Join writer and broadcaster Mary Ann Sieghart talking about her latest book The Authority Gap – Why women are still taken less seriously than men, and what we can do about it, with Amber Rudd, former Home Secretary and Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in our latest “In Conversation” event.

Mary Ann is one of the UK’s leading political and social commentators, whose career includes 20 years as a senior editor and columnist at The Times where she won a large following for her columns on politics, economics, feminism, parenthood and life in general. She has presented many programmes on BBC Radio 4, such as Start the Week, Fallout, Profile, Analysis, One to One and a clutch of one-off documentaries. Most recently she presented Fallout, a series of Radio 4 programmes on the possible outcomes of the Coronavirus.

In The Authority Gap, Mary Ann provides a wholly fresh take on how to address and counteract systemic sexism. Based on new, original research and interviews with pioneering women, it’s a book that will make us look at the world anew, and give the essential tools to make it happen.

@MASieghart  @AmberRuddUK    @WIJ_UK

‘Here is a much-needed manifesto explaining why women are still so underestimated and overlooked in today’s world, but how we can also be hopeful for change
PHILIPPA PERRY, author of The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read.

‘Deeply researched, profoundly thoughtful and a book very much for the here and now: Mary Ann Sieghart’s The Authority Gap is the book she was probably born to write. It is both a warning tract for bombastic, dismissive men, and a cheerful manual for all ambitious women.’ ANDREW MARR

‘You have to read this book. Honestly, you really do. Because if you don’t, you won’t know what life is really like. Whether you are a man or a woman, you are going to see your life as a parent, a partner, a colleague quite differently.’ DANIEL FINKELSTEIN, political columnist,  THE TIMES

Pre order  Mary Ann’s book  HERE 

When : July 6 via ZOOM . Time 18.00 to 19.00 ( Amber will be leaving the meeting at 18.45)

Members &  WiJ friends £3.50. Non members £7. Students free


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