Commission Media Coverage

A round up of the media coverage the Commission has garnered since it was launched in early 2019.

September 2019

BBC Woman’s Hour – ‘Susan Sontag, Feminist economics, Waad-al-Kateab’ Commissioner Dr Zubaida Haque and WBG Director Mary-Ann Stephens appear on BBC Women’s hour to talk about intersectionality in feminist economics, marking the 30th anniversary of both the WBG and the concept of intersectionality. They promoted the work of the Commission and the panel discussion the WBG hosted on the topic of intersectionality in feminist economics. You can watch a recording of the panel discussion here.
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WiSE Centre for Economic Justice
Angela O’Hagan
Commissioner and WBG Management Committee member Angela O’Hagan produced a short write up of the Commission’s trip to Glasgow for the WiSE Centre’s blog.
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August 2019

The Observer – ‘Economics will stay a man’s game while women are kept out of the equation’
Yvonne Roberts
A full editorial to mark the Women’s Budget Group’s 30th birthday.
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The Independent – ‘Women bearing brunt of UK economic problems, new study finds’
Maya Oppenheim
This piece discusses the findings of the RSA’s report From Precarity to Empowerment: Women and the Future of Work, one of several policy papers commissioned by the Commission to inform our work. You can view the report and the other papers we have commissioned here.
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Huffington Post – ‘Almost Half of Working Women Struggle to Pay Unexpected £100 Bill, says new report’
Rachel Wearmouth
As above, this piece discusses the findings of the RSA’s report From Precarity to Empowerment: Women and the Future of Work.
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BBC Woman’s Hour – ‘Why Women Need to Talk About Money’
WBG member Fran Bennett talks about the specific experience of women on low-incomes when it comes to money management and the role of state in supporting women, mentioning the work of the Commission in this context.
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Women in Leadership
A full page advert for the Commission.
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