International Women’s Day Special: Carole Easton OBE on empowering young women, a career in charity and ‘Fearless Girl’
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.
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).
Figure 1: Carole Easton
How to be bold: Carole Easton, presented by Emma Dean
Inspirational Woman: Dr Carole Easton OBE | Chief Executive of Young Women’s Trust
How Not To Be A Boy, Robert Webb (2017)
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
If the gender pay gap is a 'feminist myth', then why not disclose salaries? Arwa Mahdawi
Figure 3: ‘Fearless Girl,’ (Kristen Visbal, 2017)
Fearless Girl statue in London promotes female leaders
New York's Fearless Girl moved to new home outside Stock Exchange, Hugh Morris
New York: Fearless Girl who faced down Wall Street's bull moved to new spot, Victoria Bekiempis
Wall Street’s ‘Fearless Girl’ Is Heading to Ireland to Fight Climate Change, Sarah Coscone
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