Saturday September 26, 2020

Book review: Equal, by Carrie Gracie

Running into walls while trying to break the BBC’s financial glass ceiling

13th October, 2019
Carrie Gracie talks to the press as fellow BBC journalists Martine Croxall (left) and Razia Iqbal look on: Gracie’s book is an opportunity for the journalist to tell on her own terms the story of her fight for equal pay Pic: PA

Non-fiction: Equal, By Carrie Gracie, Virago, €17.95

In 2017, Carrie Gracie and a group called BBC Women challenged Britain’s national broadcaster after it emerged that there were huge pay discrepancies between its top men and women. Gracie was China Editor at the time.

One of her conditions for accepting the job was equal pay. Now it was clear that the North American Editor (a man) was earning almost double her salary.

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