Monday, April 13, 2015

WOW Fest – FEMINOMICS - ‘What if Women Ruled the World?’ with The Women’s Org CEO Maggie O’Carroll

On Tuesday 26th May Writing on the Wall will be hosting an event that has got The Women’s Organisation extremely excited!

Maggie O’Carroll, our CEO will be sitting down with Katrine Marcel (Author of ‘Who Cooked Adam Smith’s Dinner) and Caroline Criado Perez (author of ‘Do it like a Woman’), and campaigner to Keep Women on British Bank Notes) and Selma James who is the founder of the International Wages for Housework Campaign, to discuss how the economy would be shaped if women ruled the world

Feminomics is coming to Liverpool, and we’ve got our tickets booked!

Maggie O’Carroll, our CEO and founder of The Women’s Organisation has been working for many years to promote female enterprise having identified it as a huge untapped entrepreneurial market for the UK. Her work has shaped The Women’s Organisation into the largest and most successful dedicated Women’s Business Support Charity and Social Business in the UK.

Katrine Marcel, is a Swedish born vocal commentator and lead editorial writer for the Swedish newspaper; Aftonbladet, where she writes on international politics economics and feminism. Her latest book; ‘Who Cooked Adam Smith’s Dinner?’ charts the myth of the ‘economic man’ from its origins at Adam Smith’s dinner table to its adaption by the Chicago School and finally it’s detrimental role in the 2008 Global Financial Crisis.

Selma James, born in Brooklyn, New York, is the founder of the International Wages for Housework Campaign and author of ‘The Power of Women and the Subversion of the Community, and Sex, Race and Class – The Perspective of Winning’. Selma will also be speaking on behalf of one of the founding campaigners of the Wages for Housework campaign, Eleanor Rathbone.

 And finally, Caroline Criado Perez, a British journalist, who famously campaigned for women to gain better representation in the British media and to be depicted on banknotes, her effots in part led to a decision by the Bank of England to review the selection process for future banknotes, and they have announced that Jane Austen will appear on £10 bank notes by 2017.

This exciting event brings together four women who know and understand that our economy would look a whole lot different if women were at the forefront of important decision making.

Director of Writing on the Wall; Madeline Heneghan has said;

‘The state of the global economy could not be any worse than it is today. In the UK Government policy is obscenely geared towards making those at the top of society even richer while ordinary families struggle to survive, increasing numbers of people are made homeless and vital support is withdrawn for the sick and most vulnerable.

There are alternatives to austerity and WoW’s Feminomics event will explore those alternatives with some of the leading female thinkers in the UK. We are delighted to partner once again with The Women’s Organisation for what promises to be another lively and important event.’

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