Best Place to be a Woman: The Results
And the winner is...today we reveal the Best Place to be a Woman in Britain. In a special programme live from the Radio Theatre, Jane Garvey will discuss the newly crowned 'Best Place' with an audience of women from across Britain. So will city living top rural dwelling? Can the young flourish in the same locations as the old? And can community spirit ever truly compensate for a lack of facilities? The audience will react and share their experiences.
How does where you live shape your life for better or worse? We speak to a group of women about the impact their upbringing had on them. Joining us is Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson one of Britain's most successful Paralympians, born and raised in Cardiff. Founder of girl power and member of one of Britain's most iconic bands, the singer Geri Horner discusses how Watford inspired her global success. The comedian Shazia Mirza is here to tell us what it was like being raised in an Asian Muslim household in Birmingham in the 1970s. And Dr Susie Mitchell, scientist and musician from Midlothian joins us.
What do women value most? And why are some areas not serving women well? Jane discusses the winners and losers with Nancy Kelley from the National Centre for Social Research and Professor Susan Harkness, social scientist from the University of Essex.
Presenter: Jane Garvey
Producer: Sarah Hatchard.
|Interviewed Guest||Tanni Grey-Thompson|
|Interviewed Guest||Geri Horner|
|Interviewed Guest||Shazia Mirza|
|Interviewed Guest||Susie Mitchell|
|Interviewed Guest||Nancy Kelley|
|Interviewed Guest||Susan Harkness|