Polly

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.

I was asked to write a blog. For free. For a profit making company specialising in equality and diversity. This is how I replied…

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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…

Economics needs a rethink!

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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!