Jess Phillips & Catherine Mayer
Women on the March
Two women who make no apology for shouting long and loud about gender inequality. Catherine Mayer is co-founder of the Women’s Equality Party and Jess Phillips is Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley and chair of the Women’s Parliamentary Party. Together they discuss gender inequality in the aftermath of the largest single day march in history. This couldn’t be a more timely conversation.
Chaired by Helen Lewis, Deputy Editor, New Statesman
Catherine Mayer was born in the US and has spent much of her life in London. She is a former Europe Editor and editor at large of TIME magazine and the author of Amortality: The Pleasures and Perils of Living Agelessly and the Sunday Times bestselling biography of Prince Charles Charles: The Heart of a King. In 2015 she co-founded the Women’s Equality Party with Sandi Toksvig.
Jess Phillips was elected the Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley in 2015. Before this she worked with victims of domestic violence, sexual violence and human trafficking, and continues to speak out on behalf of those who struggle to have their voice heard. She is one of the women who launched the #NotTheCost campaign to combat the violence faced by politically active women, and the Recl@im the Internet campaign, which challenges abuse online.