At this Fawcett Society event, award-winning BBC journalist Carrie Gracie and the former Prime Minister of Australia and Chair of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at King’s College London, Julia Gillard came together to mark the launch of Carrie Gracie's new book Equal. Watch the full event here.

After her long battle for equal pay, Gracie chose to donate her backdated pay to the Fawcett Society. The money now funds the Equal Pay Advice Service, a legal support service to help low-income women negotiate equal pay. Her new book Equal, which publishes on September 5th, details her experiences of unequal pay in the workplace - and the forces at large that drive inequality across workplaces in the UK.

All proceeds from ticket sales will go towards the Fawcett Society's Equal Pay Fund, helping to support women on low incomes resolve pay discrimination. 

This event is organised in partnership with the Global Institute for Women's Leadership at King’s College London. Be the first to hear about their events and research by signing up to their mailing list here.

About the speakers

In a BBC career spanning more than three decades, Carrie Gracie has served as China correspondent and Beijing bureau chief as well as a presenter on the BBC News Channel and host of the weekly BBC World Service programme The Interview. In January 2018, Gracie left her post as BBC China editor in protest at unequal pay. In June 2018 she won an apology and pay parity from the BBC. She donated all her back pay to the Fawcett Society to help low paid women facing pay discrimination. She continues to serve as a BBC News presenter and, as a member of the ‘BBC Women’ group.

Julia Gillard is the only woman to have served as Prime Minister of Australia, a position she held from 2010 to 2013. Gillard was central to the successful management of Australia’s economy, the 12th biggest in the world, during the global financial crisis, and delivered nation-changing policies including reforming Australian education at every level and establishing the nation’s first ever national scheme to care for people with disabilities. In October 2012, Gillard received worldwide attention for her speech in parliament on the treatment of women in professional and public life. In April 2018, Gillard was appointed Chair of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at King’s College London.

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