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Published on Apr 8, 2015
Broadcaster and business journalist Penny Haslam set off on a journey to find out why there were so few women experts on TV and radio, and found they are simply harder to come by because the modern workplace isn’t working for women. Despite entering the labour market in equal numbers to men, they’re getting stuck at middle management or they’re leaving to set up on their own. It’s time for change, and plenty of work is being done to get greater diversity in firms, but it’s slow going. What can be done to help speed things up? Penny suggests that we harness the power of visibility for women, to create a win-win situation for everyone.
Penny Haslam is an extremely versatile and confident performer. She works well in front of business audiences as a keynote speaker, awards host and chair of panel discussions. She has also been known to tread the boards as a stand-up comic, so injects natural good humour and charm into her work. She has worked in broadcasting for nearly 20 years as a senior business journalist, presenting the business news on live television on BBC Breakfast and the News Channel, as well as fronting two Panorama investigations and countless personal finance reports for on BBC Radio 4 and Radio 5 Live.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx