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Event 25 of 37

Mary Ann Sieghart 

The Authority Gap: Why Women Are Still Taken Less Seriously Than Men, and What We Can Do about It 

Starts at: Thursday 21 October 6:00 PM
Finishes at: Thursday 21 October 7:00 PM

Imagine living in a world where: you are routinely patronised; trolled on social media for expressing opinions; your views and expertise frequently challenged; subordinates resisting you as a boss; people always addressing your companion first. All of these merely because you’re a man… Now imagine a world where the reverse is true…

Mary Ann Sieghart, programme maker, academic and former Times Assistant Editor, combines data and interviews with women, including Baroness Hale, Mary Beard, Hillary Clinton and Bernadine Evaristo, highlighting the unseen bias across our lives, the persistent gap between men and women, providing a fresh, provocative take on how to address systemic sexism to benefit everyone.

“Deeply researched… both a warning tract for bombastic, dismissive men, and a cheerful manual for all ambitious women.” Andrew Marr