Equal Pay. Haydn Gwynne. Leading Women in Medicine.

Will the Equal Pay (Transparency) Bill ever become law? Haydn Gwynne and the lack of women in theatre. Four female Presidents of Royal Medical Colleges. A forgotten woman of history: Rachel Parsons, co-founder of the Women's Engineering Society.

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Equal Pay

Sarah Champion, the Labour MP for Rotherham introduced a bill on December 16th 2014 calling for big companies to reveal their gender pay gap. A majority of 258 MP’s backed the proposed legislation that would make it compulsory for companies with more than 250 staff to be transparent about the difference between male and female pay.  7 male conservative MP’s voted against The Equal Pay Transparency bill including the MP for Windsor, Adam Afriyie. Both Sarah and Adam join Jane to discuss how best to ensure pay equality in 2015, why Adam opposes the bill and how likely it is that the bill will be backed by the government and eventually become law. 

Haydn Gwynne, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Actor Haydn Gwynne joins Jane Garvey to discuss her latest role as Lucia in the musical version of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and her concerns over the lack of women in all areas in theatre.

Leading Women in Medicine

For years, men dominated medicine and women faced numerous obstacles to advancing their careers.  Are they finally breaking down barriers to leadership roles in medicine? 

Jane Garvey talks to four women who lead Royal colleges, Miss Clare Marx, Prof Jane Dacre, Prof Carrie MacEwen and Dr Suzy Lishmanabout medicine as a profession for women and what they hope to achieve by taking on these roles. 



Forgotten Women of History – Rachel Parsons

Rachel Parsons was one of the most remarkable and trailblazing women of her era, but she has disappeared from the pages of history. A campaigner for women’s rights, politician and engineering pioneer she co-founded the Women’s Engineering Society with her mother and became its first President. Jane Garvey talks to historian Henrietta Heald  about why we know so little about a woman who achieved so much.


Role Contributor
PresenterJane Garvey
Interviewed GuestSarah Champion
Interviewed GuestAdam Afriyie
Interviewed GuestHaydn Gwynne
Interviewed GuestClare Marx
Interviewed GuestJane Dacre
Interviewed GuestCarrie MacEwen
Interviewed GuestSuzy Lishman
Interviewed GuestHenrietta Heald
ProducerKirsty Starkey

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