“It’s not just that women aren’t being listened to enough, it’s that their voices aren’t being heard in the first place.”

Mary Ann Sieghart is a journalist and radio presenter. A former assistant editor of The Times, Mary Ann is chair of the Social Market Foundation - a think tank for fairer markets and open public services. Mary Ann has also written for The Independent, The Economist and the Financial Times and was the presenter of Start the Week, Beyond Westminster and many other one-off documentaries.

Currently a Visiting Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, Mary Ann is researching why women are accorded less authority than men. She also is a Trustee and Chair for The Scott Trust (owener of The Guardian and The Observer) and a non-executive director for two large FTSE investment trusts. In 2018, she was named as one of the Female FTSE 100 Women to Watch.

“Her confidence is legendary” - The Independent

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