December 2021

Bridges to the Future podcast

Interview with Matthew Taylor

In our age of heightened awareness around equality and diversity, do we live in a world where sexism is no longer an issue and the pay gap has disappeared? Not according to Mary Ann Sieghart. She joins Matthew to discuss her new book, ‘The Authority Gap’, which reveals the extent to which gender bias still exists today.

About the author

Journalist, author, non-executive director, broadcaster

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. She is Chair of the judges for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2022.

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