Women vs Capitalism: Vicky Pryce in conversation w/ Vanessa Vallely OBE

6 Apr 2022 – 18:00 - 19:00 BST

Vanessa Vallely OBE will go LIVE on Instagram in conversation with Vicky Pryce about her new book, Women vs Capitalism: Why We Can’t Have It All in a Free Market Economy.

Although the #MeToo movement has been hugely important, empowerment of the mind will not achieve full power for women while there remains economic inequality. Leading economist Vicky Pryce urgently calls for feminists to focus attention on this pressing issue: the pay gap, the glass ceiling, and the obstacles to women working at all. She shows that gender equality is good for business and economies, but the free market is wired to perpetuate inequality; only government intervention can empower women, with proper support and reward for their work.

From the gendered threat of robot labour to the lack of women in economics itself, Women vs Capitalism is a bold and timely look at an uncomfortable truth: we will not achieve equality for women without radical changes to contemporary capitalism.

About the author

Vicky Pryce is Chief Economics Adviser at the Centre for Economics and Business Research, and former joint head of the UK Government Economic Service. She was also director-general for economics at the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills. Her books include Greekonomics; Prisonomics; and It’s the Economy, Stupid.


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