Wednesday 26 January 2022


Mary Ann Sieghart

Journalist, author, broadcaster

The Authority Gap

Drawing on evidence gathered for her recent book, The Authority Gap, Mary Ann offers a fresh feminist take on how to address and counteract systemic sexism in ways that benefit us all. The discussion will touch on every aspect of the way we live.

Mary Ann Sieghart

Mary Ann spent 20 years as Assistant Editor and columnist at The Times and won a large following for her columns on politics, economics, feminism, parenthood and life in general. She has presented many programmes on BBC Radio 4, such as Start the Week, Profile, Analysis, Fallout and One to One. She chaired the revival of The Brains Trust on BBC2 and recently spent a year as a Visiting Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. She has chaired the Social Market Foundation think tank, is a Visiting Professor at King’s College London, and sits on numerous boards. She is Chair of the judges for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2022.

'Deeply researched, profoundly thoughtful and a book very much for the here and now.'

Andrew Marr, in praise of The Authority Gap