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Our World Reimagined: A gender-equal economy is within reach

Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector

Dr Angela O’Hagan will be talking about what a gender-equal economy looks like and how it can be achieved to help combat the challenges currently faced by society, as part of this Our World Reimagined: big ideas for a better future (OWR) session.

Angela, a Reader in equalities and public policy at the Glasgow School for Business and Society, will be in conversation with broadcaster and journalist Pennie Taylor, as part of this autumn OWR series from Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector (GCVS). It features global leaders and key thinkers with innovative ideas that can help reshape society, improve lives and build a better world post COVID-19.

As a commissioner with the Women’s Budget Group (WBG) Commission for a Gender-Equal Economy, Angela will take the opportunity to reflect on the organisation newly launched final report and the potential impact of its recommendations. She will talk about how an alternative economic approach focused on gender equality is not only desirable, but economically feasible and, indeed, necessary if we are to have an economy that is fair, sustainable and resilient. But what does a gender-equal economy look like and how can we achieve it to combat the challenges that we currently face - low productivity, lack of public investment, increased automation, an ageing population and the related social challenges such as low pay, in-work poverty and a crisis in public services? This OWR session will hear Angela's vision for a society that is gender-equal, with the care and wellbeing of people at its heart.

Commenting on her session, Angela said: “The Our World Reimagined series is a great initiative and I am delighted to have been invited. The Commission for a Gender-Equal Economy is reporting at a time when we are all working through the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

“Amid the calls to do things differently, the Commission recommendations set a clear pathway for an economy that puts care front and centre for economic and social wellbeing and to how we can break down the structures of inequalities that have been so clearly exposed.”

Each OWR session is delving into innovative ideas across a range of subjects and previous conversations can be viewed at:

14:00-15:00, 22nd October 2020
0141 332 2444