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Mary Ann Sieghart's book "The Authority Gap" takes on the mother of all gender gaps - and offers societal solutions

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Mary Ann Sieghart spent 20 years as Assistant Editor and columnist at The Times and won a large following for her columns on politics, economics, feminism, parenthood and life in general. She has presented many programs on BBC Radio 4 and chaired the revival of The Brains Trust on BBC2. She recently spent a year as a Visiting Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. She has chaired the Social Market Foundation think tank, is a Visiting Professor at King’s College London, and sits on numerous boards. She is Chair of the judges for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2022.

Sieghart’s new book “The Authority Gap: Why Women are Still Taken Less Seriously than Men, and What We Can Do About it” provides a startling perspective on the unseen bias at work in our everyday lives. Drawing on a wealth of data with precision and insight, the book is a fresh feminist take on how to address and counteract systemic sexism in ways that benefit us all.

Sarah has been a public radio producer for over a decade. She grew up in Saranac Lake, New York where she worked part-time at Pendragon Theatre all through high school and college. She graduated from UAlbany in 2006 with a BA in English and started at WAMC a few weeks later as a part-time board-op in the control room. Through a series of offered and seized opportunities she is now the Senior Contributing Producer of The Roundtable and Producer of The Book Show.