A story of women, pay and the BBC
by Carrie Gracie
Pub Date 5 Sep 2019
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'Equal tells a personal story that changed the public debate' Guardian
'[An] absorbing account . . . she laces her tale with mordant humour' Financial Times
'A gripping personal story told with warmth and wit, combined with a 'how to' guide for anyone who wants to ensure women are paid as true equals' Julia Gillard, former Australian Prime Minister
Equal pay has been the law for half a century. But women often get paid less than men, even when they're doing equal work.
Mostly they don't know because pay is secret. But what if a woman finds out? What should she do? What should her male colleague do? What should the boss do?
Equal is the inside story of how award-winning journalist Carrie Gracie challenged unequal pay at the BBC, alongside a wider investigation into why men and women are still paid unequally. It's a book that will open your eyes, fix your resolve and give you the tools to act - and act now.
'The BBC journalist's important account of her struggle to win equal pay is full of sound advice for women' Observer
'Pragmatic and honest' Mail on Sunday
'Pulls no punches' Sunday Times
'A book that can read like a tortured love letter to an abusive partner . . . and shows that such casual slights and the unthinking bias behind them remain an organisational and societal scandal' Financial Times
'She tells the story of her struggle and eventual triumph as a way of encouraging us, of changing our society, of giving us all courage . . . Equal is a very important book' Sandi Toksvig
Longlisted for the Financial Times Business Book of the Year Award 2019