Carrie Gracie longlisted for FT Business Book of the Year

21st August 2019|Literary Awards

Carrie Gracie’s upcoming book EQUAL: A story of women, men and money has been selected for the longlist of the Financial Times Business Book the Year 2019.

Now in its 15th year, the award will go to the book that offers the “most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues, including management, finance and economics”. Judges will select up to six finalists and announce a shortlist on 16th September 2019. The prize will be awarded in New York on 3rd December 2019.

Gracie joined a group of high-profile BBC women who challenged the national broadcaster over equal pay after enforced disclosures revealed huge gaps between top men and women. Gracie had insisted on equal pay at the time of her China posting, and after trying with other BBC women to put things right through negotiation, she eventually resigned her post complaining publicly of a ‘secretive and illegal’ pay culture. Her protest triggered a parliamentary inquiry into BBC pay, and after a protracted internal complaints process, she won an apology from the BBC and a settlement which she donated to the Fawcett Society.

In Equal Gracie will tell her own story, explore why it is often so hard for women to assert their value in the workplace and give practical guidance on what women, men and employers can do to achieve equality for this and future generations of women.

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