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  • Published: 2 March 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241438336
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $40.00

Why Women Are Poorer Than Men and What We Can Do About It




Part polemic, part practical guide about how the world favours men financially, and what we can all do to even the balance.

Money gives us freedom. It may not buy us happiness, but having it allows us to make choices...

The choice to live where you want. The choice to do what you love for work. The choice over how you spend your free time.

But what if you knew that you would earn less than your male counterparts for the rest of your life? Today, being a woman means that you will. Few of us ever talk about it, but great economic inequality still exists between men and women.

- There is no country in the world where women collectively earn as much as men.
- Globally only 34% of managerial positions are held by women.
- Only 1p in every £1 of venture capital funding goes to start-ups run by women.
- Research has even found that financial advisors encourage female clients into lower risk, and therefore lower return, investments in the belief that they can't handle the risk.
- In many countries tampons and sanitary pads are seen as taxable 'luxuries'.
- It has been found that women ask for pay rises at the same frequency as men, but are 25% less likely to be given them.

Annabelle Williams, formerly a financial journalist for The Times, uncovers the shocking realities of money in the modern world. Awareness is the first step to making change, which is why we all need to understand why women are poorer than men and what exactly we can do about it.

  • Published: 2 March 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241438336
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $40.00

Praise for Why Women Are Poorer Than Men and What We Can Do About It

Annabelle Williams uncovers the realities of money in the modern world, and what exactly we can do about the fact that women are poorer than men

Stylist

Williams' book goes beyond talks of glass ceilings and gender pay gaps to a more nuanced look at the institutional oppression faced by women on a daily basis

Dazed

Essential reading for all serious feminists and 'femanists' and an important reminder that a lack of female leadership and representation at the top leads to an economic gender equality that affects all women, whatever their income level or role in society

Gill Whitty-Collins, author of Why Men Win At Work

It is refreshing to see Williams challenge well-worn sexist myths . . . These debates are now greatly enriched thanks to Williams' contribution, democratic style and energetic lightness of touch

i

Williams is passionate in her mission to educate women about finance... the great strength of this book comes from her generosity of spirit and desire to share her considerable financial expertise, providing a practical, democratic, user-friendly guide to the world of finance

i

Tells us how to fight to be a financial feminist

Daily Mail

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