Carrie Gracie was once best known for her China reporting. But in early 2018, she hit the headlines for another passion: equal pay for women. She publicly resigned her role as BBC China editor over unequal pay at the BBC and her protest triggered a parliamentary inquiry. After a year long dispute, she won a BBC apology and gave away her back pay to fund legal advice for other victims of pay discrimination.
Gracie joins us to discuss Equal, telling her own story, exploring why it is often so hard for women to assert their value in the workplace and offering practical guidance on what women, men and employers can do to achieve equality for this and future generations of women.
Chaired by Professor Katy Shaw, Northumbria University