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Jenny Matthews, Older women in the workplace, A woman as UN Secretary-General

Jenny Matthews, Scottish watercolour artist, talks about her new exhibition. The campaign for the first female General-Secretary of the UN. Plus, older women in the workplace.

Jenny Matthews, award winning, Scottish watercolour artist, talks about her new exhibition which takes place during the Edinburgh festival.

The race to be the next Secretary General of the United Nations is underway with eleven candidates in the frame - five of them woman. Dr Jean Krasno, Chair of the Campaign to Elect a Woman UN Secretary General 2016, takes a look at the female runners and riders - who they are, and their chances of success.

Older women are more and more visible in the workplace. But what challenges do women in their 40s, 50s and 60s face? Are they ambitious? Whether returning from a career break, or looking for a change of direction, we examine how older women can plot their way up the career ladder. Jenni talks to Ann Francke, CEO of the Chartered Management Institute, and Professor Wendy Loretto, Dean of the Business School at the University of Edinburgh.

In today's technological world there's an app for everything - including your time of the month. Period tracker apps are helping women monitor their dates, bleeding length, fertile window and emotional wellbeing - but at what cost? Where is their personal data going? Jenni speaks to Ida Tin, CEO of the app Clue, and technology journalist Cara McGoogan, look at the pros and cons of period trackers.

Zara's story: the third in a series in which women describe how their creativity has helped them deal with serious illness.

Presenter: Jenni Murray
Producer: Jayne Egerton.

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41 minutes


  • Five Women Who Could Be The Next UN Secretary-General

    Dr Jean Krasno takes us through the runners and riders, and their chances of success.

    Duration: 07:00

  • Watercolourist Jenny Matthews

    The award-winning Scottish watercolour artist on her new exhibition

    Duration: 06:54

  • Period Tracker Apps

    Period tracker apps are helping women – but where is their personal data going?

    Duration: 07:39

  • Older Women In The Workplace

    CEO Ann Francke & Prof Wendy Loretto: How older women can climb the career ladder

    Duration: 09:42

  • Creativity and Illness: Zara's story

    Zara Carpenter was born with hypermobility which causes constant and extreme pain.

    Duration: 06:40

Creativity and Illness: Zara's Story


Role Contributor
Presenter Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest Jenny Matthews
Interviewed Guest Wendy Loretto
Interviewed Guest Ann Francke
Interviewed Guest Cara McGoogan
Interviewed Guest Jean Krasno


  • Wed 24 Aug 2016 10:00

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