After last week's revelations that male stars such as former Top Gear presenter Chris Evans are taking home more than £2m while the BBC’s highest-paid female star, Claudia Winkleman, received just £450,000 - £499,999, a large number of female presenters have written to the director general (https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/jul/22/female-bbc-top-talent-urge-corporation-to-act-now-on-pay-and-gender) , Tony Hall, to demand the BBC act to correct the pay gap.
Greetings from London where I attended last week’s Chatham House International Policy Forum on “Smart & Fair: Recognising Women’s Role in our Economic Future”. (www.chathamhouse.org/event/smart-and-fair-recognizing-role-women-economic-future)
Last week, TWF organised a Tech Challenge Day at the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi) to celebrate the achievements of the secondary school girls who completed our Girls Go Tech programme this year.
Hello from London where I had the opportunity last week to catch up with Madeline Di Nonno, the dynamic CEO of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and our 2015 TWF Gala keynote speaker.