Sheryl Sandberg; Eva Schloss; 50s dating

Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook talks about "leaning in" to get on at work and why women have to be nice to make it to the top. Eva Schloss, Anne Frank's step-sister talks about surviving Auschwitz and finally deciding to tell people about her experience. Dating in your 50s - how different is it to finding a partner in your 20s? Writer Charlotte Cory and agony aunt Susan Quilliam discuss. Gardening historian Twigs Way visits Warley Place in Essex to explain the importance of the overlooked contributions to herbaceous planting of Helen Willmott.

Presenter Jenni Murray
Producer Steven Williams.

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Sheryl Sandberg - COO of Facebook

“The blunt truth is that men still run the world” says Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook. Her book ‘Lean In, Women, Work and the Will to Lead’, was written to inspire women to believe in themselves, to be ambitious and to create the lives they want. She tells Jenni how women can practically achieve this and why she believes more female voices at the highest level will expand opportunities for ALL women.


Sheryl Sandberg - Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead is published by WH Allen / Random House


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Eva Schloss

Anne Frank’s stepsister, Eva Schloss, was arrested by the Nazis on her fifteenth birthday and sent to Auschwitz. Her survival depended on endless strokes of luck, her own determination and the love and protection of her mother Fritzi, who was deported with her. She discusses with Jenni her new memoir After Auschwitz: A Story of Heartbreak and Survival.

After Auschwitz: A Story of Heartbreak and Survival is published by Hodder.


Ellen Willmott

There are lots of female gardeners whose talents remain hidden in gardening history. In the first of a series we turn to Ellen Willmott. She was born in 1858 and was a contemporary of Gertrude Jekyll. She's had more than 60 plants named after her or her home, Warley Place, near Brentwood in Essex. Merilyn Harris has been to Warley Place to speak to the garden historian, Twigs Way.

Online dating for the over 50’s

After divorcing her husband of 20 years, writer Charlotte Cory found herself alone at 51 . After taking a chance on internet dating, she eventually met and married her husband.  Her new BBC Radio 4 comic drama Find the Perfect Partner 4U, draws on the perils of internet dating for 50 something singletons. She is also founder of the dating website She's joined by Susan Quilliam, a psychologist, writer and relationship expert who is about to launch a website offering free advice for people who want to go internet dating.





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