International Women’s Day Special: Carole Easton OBE on empowering young women, a career in charity and ‘Fearless Girl’

Mar 08, 06:00 AM

It’s International Women’s Day and The Figure is back! In episode 31, we talk to Carole Easton OBE about her career in the charity world, intersectional feminism and fighting for a more equal society. 

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After training and working as a psychotherapist, she entered the charity world and worked with ChildLine, CLIC Sargent and Cruse Bereavement Care. She is the current chair of the mental health charity Young Minds and CEO of The Young Women’s Trust, a charity that supports young women on low or no pay. The research that the Young Women’s Trust released today reports their finding that one in three employers say their organisation has not tried to reduce its gender pay gap over the last year and one in ten say that women are paid less than men for jobs at the same level. The image we discuss is of Kristen Visbal’s bronze sculpture ‘Fearless Girl’ (2017).

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Figure 1: Carole Easton

How to be bold: Carole Easton, presented by Emma Dean

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/how-to-be-bold/id1438872493?mt=2

Inspirational Woman: Dr Carole Easton OBE | Chief Executive of Young Women’s Trust

https://wearethecity.com/inspirational-woman-dr-carole-easton-obe-chief-executive-young-womens-trust/

How Not To Be A Boy, Robert Webb (2017)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Not-Boy-Robert-Webb/dp/1786890089

Figure 2: One in three employers say their organisation has not tried to reduce its gender pay gap over the last year - and one in ten say that women are paid less than men for jobs at the same level, finds Young Women’s Trust

Young Women’s Trust Publications

https://www.youngwomenstrust.org/whatwedo/publications

If the gender pay gap is a 'feminist myth', then why not disclose salaries? Arwa Mahdawi

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/feb/02/if-the-gender-pay-gap-is-a-feminist-myth-then-why-not-disclose-salaries

Figure 3: ‘Fearless Girl,’ (Kristen Visbal, 2017)

Fearless Girl statue in London promotes female leaders

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-47469782

New York's Fearless Girl moved to new home outside Stock Exchange, Hugh Morris

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/north-america/united-states/new-york/articles/fearless-girl-new-location-stock-exchange/

New York: Fearless Girl who faced down Wall Street's bull moved to new spot, Victoria Bekiempis

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/nov/28/new-york-fearless-girl-charging-bull-wall-street

Wall Street’s ‘Fearless Girl’ Is Heading to Ireland to Fight Climate Change, Sarah Coscone

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/fearless-girl-ireland-climate-change-summit-1362517

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