Award-winning journalist Hanna Rosin argues that the transitional economy is ushering in a new era in gender relations, and explores how both men and women can adapt to our rapidly changing social and cultural dynamics.
We are at a turning point in history. In 2010, for the first time, the balance of the British workforce tipped towards women, who now hold around half of the nation's jobs. In the US, meanwhile, for every two men that receive a BA, three women will achieve the same. Not only do women dominate colleges and professional schools on every continent except Africa, young single women earn more than men in the US, and more than a third of mothers in the UK and the US are their family's main breadwinner.
The tides have turned. Economies have shifted away from dependence on manufacturing, and employers now prize intelligence and communication, qualities available to both men and women. But women’s willingness to be flexible with traditional gender roles is allowing them to pull ahead.
In an exclusive event at the RSA, award-winning journalist Hanna Rosin reveals how this new world order came to be, and explores its important implications for work, families and society.
Speaker: Hanna Rosin, senior editor, The Atlantic Magazine
Chair: John Harris, journalist and author.