The Authority Gap: Calling men to order and letting the women speak

Journalist and broadcaster Mary Ann Sieghart analyses in depth the issue of why women are often taken less seriously than men and offers her solutions

Mary Ann Sieghart’s new book examines the difficulties women have in being heard in workplace situations. Picture: Getty


The Authority Gap

By Mary Ann Sieghart

Doubleday, €21

This is a great tome of a book, written very authoritatively by the English journalist and broadcaster Mary Ann Sieghart who sets out her subject clearly – the book is subtitled: Why women are still taken less seriously than men, and what we can do about it.”

Why was I drawn to The Authority Gap? Because so many of the situations which Sieghart depicts actually ...