ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: The power of visibility | Penny Haslam | TEDxWhitehaven

ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: The power of visibility | Penny Haslam | TEDxWhitehaven

Here’s Great Tip: The power of visibility | Penny Haslam | TEDxWhitehaven

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Broadcaster and business journalist Penny Haslam set off on a journey to find out why there were so few women experts on TV and radio, and found they are simply harder to come by because the modern workplace isn’t working for women. Despite entering the labour market in equal numbers to men, they’re getting stuck at middle management or they’re leaving to set up on their own. It’s time for change, and plenty of work is being done to get greater diversity in firms, but it’s slow going. What can be done to help speed things up? Penny suggests that we harness the power of visibility for women, to create a win-win situation for everyone.

Penny Haslam is an extremely versatile and confident performer. She works well in front of business audiences as a keynote speaker, awards host and chair of panel discussions. She has also been known to tread the boards as a stand-up comic, so injects natural good humour and charm into her work.
She has worked in broadcasting for nearly 20 years as a senior business journalist, presenting the business news on live television on BBC Breakfast and the News Channel, as well as fronting two Panorama investigations and countless personal finance reports for on BBC Radio 4 and Radio 5 Live.

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4 Replies to “ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: The power of visibility | Penny Haslam | TEDxWhitehaven”

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  2. Excellent talk Penny. When I changed gender in 2002 I was quite shocked by the subtle change in behaviour towards me. I expected some transphobic comment and behaviour – but it was the unconscious bias that shocked me because when I mentioned this to other women their response was "welcome to womanhood". Women accept that they will be treated unfairly and sadly most do nothing about it as if its just the way it is. More shocking is that women are as guilty of unconscious bias against women as men. That bias exists because the positioning of women as second rate or less capable in the public space is endemic.

    I thought your speech at the PSA Yorkshire on January 19th was excellent and that message about how to position yourself as an expert in the media needs to be spread to all women, then perhaps when 50% of experts in the media are seen to be women we will see the kind of changes you talked about in Sellafield.

  3. I do notice that there are more male experts than female experts presented in the media. BUT it's worse than that.. I also have seen, esp on tv, where there are two experts one male and one female, that the male gets an introduction of his full name and title and the female expert is simply referred to by her first name, thereby denigrating her expertise vis a vis the male!  Worse still.. I've seen this done by female presenters

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