Michaela DePrince; Gender Pay Gap
Includes Michaela DePrince, who went from a Sierra Leone orphanage to dancing for the Dutch National ballet, the gender pay gap, and will women's magazines survive the digital age?
Michaela DePrince talks about being orphaned in Sierra Leone and adopted by American parents and how her dream to become a dancer was inspired by a picture in a magazine.
We hear from the Labour MP who introduced a bill in December calling for big companies to reveal their gender pay gap. Whilst the majority of MPs backed the proposed legislation, seven Conservative MPs didn't. We hear from Labour's Sarah Champion who proposed the bill and Adam Afriyie who voted against it.
What is the future of women's magazines in a digital world? The Tate Galleries in London, Liverpool, and St Ives have unveiled an unprecedented line up of female artists for 2015 - we discuss the highlights.
We hear from a listener calling for a Royal Commission on murder to take place after her friend was killed by her estranged husband.
Four women who lead Royal Colleges talk about medicine as a profession for women and whether barriers to leadership roles are finally breaking down. And we ask whether adult children still living at home should pay rent?
Presented by Jane Garvey
Producer: Rabeka Nurmahomed
Editor: Jane Thurlow.
The Future of Women’s Magazines
Readerships of print magazines are falling in favour of digital and mobile editions. Is online a poor substitute for the real thing or is that view outdated?We get some magazine editors together to ask what is the future of women’s magazines and what are they doing to survive?
This programme also featured part of an interview with the magazine journalist Alice Head - part of the Woman's Hour Collection , classic interviews from the history of the programme
Women at the Tate 2015
Refuge and Domestic Violence Series - Nicky Morgan, Women’s Minister
Over the past couple of months we have been running a series on domestic violence and the funding crisis faced by refuges all across the country. The government recently injected £10 million into the national network of refuges and just before Christmas psychological and emotional abuse was made a criminal offence with a potential lengthy prison term. But with rising cases of domestic violence is more legislation and a one off large sum enough to maintain such a vital service in the long term? Nicky Morgan, Women’s Minister, responds to some of the concerns raised on Woman’s Hour. And Polly Neate, CEO of Women’s Aid also joins Jenni in the Woman’s Hour studio.
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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 Lishman, about medicine as a profession for women and what they hope to achieve by taking on these roles.
Charging Children Rent
|Interviewed Guest||Sarah Champion|
|Interviewed Guest||Adam Afriyie|
|Interviewed Guest||Lorraine Candy|
|Interviewed Guest||Debbi Evans|
|Interviewed Guest||Sue Peart|
|Interviewed Guest||Frances Morris|
|Interviewed Guest||Hetti Barkworth-Nanton|
|Interviewed Guest||Alison Levitt|
|Interviewed Guest||Clare Marx|
|Interviewed Guest||Jane Dacre|
|Interviewed Guest||Carrie MacEwen|
|Interviewed Guest||Suzy Lishman|
|Interviewed Guest||Michaela DePrince|
|Interviewed Guest||Annie Shaw|
|Interviewed Guest||Sue Atkins|