100 years ago some women in the UK first got the right to vote. I have been delighted to talk about this subject on a variety of media including BBC East Politics, BBC Radio Suffolk and have three articles appearing across the year in Suffolk… Read More »100 years of the Representation of People Act – media appearances
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.
What better place to celebrate 100 years since some women first gained the vote than by running a workshop in Aldeburgh, the home of Millicent Fawcett who was instrumental to this hard-won right. Delighted as ever to be running workshops – my favourite kind of… Read More »Women, Aldeburgh and the Vote – a workshop with the Britten Pears Foundation
Here I am discussing the pay gap at the BBC with Richard Madeley on Talk Radio In January 2018. It was a great interview, Richard was really engaged in the subject as you will hear.
2018 brings another celebration – 100 years since the Representation of People Act which gave women over 30 the right to vote on equal terms as men. In November 2017 I ran a workshop at the Fawcett Society annual conference looking at how we could… Read More »100 years of women’s votes
I was delighted to be on the committee for helping to celebrate this remarkable woman. We held a series of events across the year including: ‘The Garrett family on Aldeburgh Council’ by Richard Marson. ‘Shake the Chains’ concert at Snape Maltings ‘Millicent Garrett-Fawcett; the… Read More »Celebrating Britain’s first woman doctor – Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
It was fantastic to be involved in the project during my time at Fawcett and I am so pleased to see it published. It is an incredible in depth report looking at women in local government from councillors to staff. It is such an in… Read More »Does Local Government Work for Women?
Back again on the Weekly Economics Podcast talking about the latest GDP figures and how they be different if we starting measuring unpaid work with the fabulous Kirsty Styles.
Here I am on Woman’s Hour talking about the impact of the Autumn Statement 2015 on women on behalf of the Women’s Budget Group. Have a listen here!
In February I took part in a 2.5 day innovation process to help Oxfam come up with some great ideas for how to solve women’s poverty. It was amazing, exhausting and emotional. You can see me in my various states of dress in this video… Read More »Oxfam Social Innovation Boost