If any of you follow the Women’s Budget Group, you will have seen a huge growth in the amount of analysis that they are putting out. The general election and Brexit have been busy times with lots of new potential policies being proposed and therefore… Read More »Brilliant work from the Women’s Budget Group
Polly Trenow is a feminist writer and researcher. After graduating from Cambridge University Polly worked in the women’s sector for organisations including UK Gender and Development Network, Women’s National Commission, Women’s Budget Group and Fawcett Society. She has a masters in Gender Studies from UCL and has volunteered for Women’s Resource Centre, Action Aid, Refugee Council, Russ Foundation, Zimbabwe Women’s Network, UNICEF Syria and BeeLine Sexual Health and Pregnancy Helpline.
In May, I was invited to work with Dr Alison Parken from Cardiff University as well as Welsh women’s rights organisation Chwarae Teg on a project aiming to change the way the Welsh Government makes policy. In 2019 the Welsh Government reviewed its equality strategies… Read More »Intersectional Policy Making with the Welsh Government
Delighted to be back working for Stir to Action as part of their New Economy Programme running a workshop on intersectional economics, this time in Oxford. The process of developing and running these workshops has been such a journey for me. As a life long… Read More »Intersectional economics @ Restore Oxford
I was back at the London School of Economics this year, this time in the Institute for Inequality to work with this year’s cohort of the Atlantic Fellows. If you don’t know this programme already then you should. It’s brilliant. It brings social sector ‘leaders’… Read More »Campaign Communications Workshop at the LSE Institute of Inequalities
I was asked to write a blog. For free. For a profit making company specialising in equality and diversity. This is how I replied…
Dear E, Thanks for your reply. As a company dedicated to diversity and inclusion, you will understand that asking for people to work for free in exchange for “exposure” is exploitation. By failing to set aside a budget for this project, you are perpetuating the inequality… Read More »I was asked to write a blog. For free. For a profit making company specialising in equality and diversity. This is how I replied…
I am delighted to be part of Stir to Action’s New Economy Programme. A year ago they asked me to deliver a workshop on intersectional economics but I didn’t really think about it until a few weeks before, but since then I have been on… Read More »Intersectional Economics – Workshop for Stir to Action
I always love being on the Weekly Economics Podcast by the New Economics Foundation. This time we were going back to school looking at how economics is taught and how this alienates the public. I was on the show with Maeve Cohen from Rethinking Economics… Read More »Economics needs a rethink!
I was so excited to be running a workshop at the Women’s Voice Women’s Votes Festival for women at the University of Suffolk. I didn’t know what to expect before I arrived, but WOW it was something else. Feminist conferences have a terrible and often… Read More »Why Economics is a Feminist Issue – Women’s Voices Women’s Votes
It was great to be back at the London School of Economics and Politics again running a day-long workshop for Masters students on Gender Budgeting for Change and Campaigning for Change. They are such a fantastic group of people to work with – challenging and… Read More »Gender Budgeting and Campaigning for Change at LSE
Delighted to my article published in the April edition of Suffolk Life magazine. It is an in-depth look at the life of Millicent Fawcett – leader of the fight for women’s suffrage, the first woman to have her statue in parliament and who was voted… Read More »Millicent Fawcett – The Quiet Achiever – an article for Suffolk life Magazine