NU Women Annual Lecture

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“Why Women Are Still Taken Less Seriously Than Men, And What We Can Do About It”

Date: November 24th 2021
Zoom (Details TBC)

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NU Women are pleased to present Mary Ann Sieghart as the speaker for this year’s NU Women Annual Lecture.

Her book, The Authority Gap, provides a startling perspective on the unseen bias at work in everyday life, to reveal the scale of the gap that still persists between men and women. This book will make you angry; it will make you shake your head in in disbelief. But it will also inspire you, because it contains the key to addressing these problems, mapping out the measures we can take, as individuals and society, both to counteract them and to see them for what they are – an irrational but tenacious product of our social conditioning.

Mary Ann Sieghart spent 20 years as Assistant Editor and columnist at The Times and 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, Profile, Analysis, Fallout and One to One. She chaired the revival of The Brains Trust on BBC2 and recently spent a year as a Visiting Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. She has chaired the Social Market Foundation think tank, is a Visiting Professor at King’s College London, and sits on numerous boards.