BBC Radio 4 has just run a series of 3 discussion programmes called ‘Call Yourself a Feminist’, chaired by historian Bettany Hughes. The series looked at feminism over the past 40 years and the second programme, broadcast on Tuesday 17 March featured TV News London’s Managing Director, Roz Morris.
Roz was speaking in her role as Vice President of City Women’s Network, which was founded in 1978, and she described the very socially restrictive world facing women in the City of London thirty years ago, when women could not even book a table in a restaurant – only men could do so – as well as looking forward to the future and the growing body of research demonstrating the business case for women in top management. Other speakers on the programme included writers Lynne Segal and Beatrix Campbell and diversity expert, Linda Bellos.
“I’m really pleased to have taken part in this programme” Roz says. “As a media trainer for more than 15 years, I took all my own advice – of course - and this worked very well. I always advise people to get the first and last word in a discussion programme, and that’s exactly what I did.”
03 March 2009