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Justine Roberts; Movember woman; Natalie Duncan

58 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 20 November 2012

Women bishops, Woman's Hour Power List: Justine Robert tells us about the women shaping family lives. Young women being taken on as apprentices. Natalie Duncan plays her song Grace. And, Movember...we're joined by a woman not shaving or bleaching her top lip to raise money for prostate and testicular cancer charities.
Presenter Jane Garvey
Producer Laura Northedge.


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  • How could women Bishops change the church?

    The Church of England's governing General Synod is about to vote on whether to allow women to become bishops. A majority of church members support the measure – as does Rowan Williams, the outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury and his successor Rt Rev Justin Welby. We talk to women on both sides of the debate about the impact of vote and the possible consequences for the church.

  • The woman growing a moustache for Movember

    Siobhain Fletcher has grown a beard for ‘Movember’

    Siobhain Fletcher, 36, has polycystic ovary syndrome and has spent years trying to hide her facial hair, but this month she has decided to stop shaving and grow a moustache and beard for 'Movember'. The charity campaign encourages men to grow a moustache for the month of November to raise awareness and funds for men's health - specifically prostate cancer and testicular cancer. Jane speaks to Siobhain about why she decided to do it.

    BBC Health - Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

    NHS Hirsutism

  • Woman’s Hour Power List: Families

    Who has most influence over the day-to-day existence of families in the UK? And how powerful are they really? From parenting, to food, to looking after older family members, we speak to our expert witness, Justine Roberts, the co-founder and chief executive of Mumsnet. She joins Jane in the Woman’s Hour studio to share the nominations of her members. Submit your nomination
  • Natalie Duncan

    Singer songwriter Natalie Duncan is 24, has just released her first album, Devil in Me and will be touring the UK throughout December 2012. She is a self-confessed obsessive when it comes to music, who started playing the piano at five and held music competitions in her house for all her friends, where she usually came first. She tells Jane Garvey how she turns her own emotional experiences into songs.

  • Female Apprentices

    Since 2010 there has been a huge growth in the number of people starting apprenticeships with over a million people joining a scheme. And for the first time the number of women and girls starting an apprenticeship has outnumbered men. There are now over 1,200 job roles to choose from ranging from information technology, leisure, publishing and law but young women apprentices still dominate traditionally female sectors such as health and retail. How can the range of apprenticeship roles being considered by girls be broadened?  Jane is joined by Karen Woodward, Central Division Area Director from the National Apprenticeship Service and by Fred Grindrod, Apprenticeships Policy & Campaign Officer at the TUC.


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