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Beyond International Women’s Day #10

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International Women’s Day is a truly important global event celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

For this special podcast, Lansons co-founder and chair Clare Parsons is joined by two inspirational women who have dedicated their professional lives to campaigning on issues of gender Equality and Diversity – 30% Club co-founder Baroness Mary Goudie and BBC Creative Diversity Lead Nina Goswami.

Podcast highlights:
  • International Women’s Day as catalyst for change
  • The pioneering work of the 30% Club
  • Change and equality for women in the City
  • Diversity in the boardroom
  • The BBC 50:50 campaign founding story and global impact

Find out more about Baroness Mary Goudie and her important campaign work in our interview with her on Lansons Insights.

Learn more about the BBC 50:50 project and follow Lansons involvement and progress here.


Produced and engineered remotely by Lansons' Callum Swingler.

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Find out more about our history of championing diversity, equality and inclusion – it’s in our DNA.

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Baroness Mary Goudie

Member of the British House of Lords, Co-founder of the 30% Club

Baroness Mary Goudie is a Labour member of the British House of Lords and is a passionate gender equality and diversity campaigner. Mary is a founding member of 30% Club, a campaign launched in 2010 to ensure diversity and inclusion on boards and in senior management roles across companies. Mary maintains her position on the UK’s steering committee. The 30% Club has since evolved to become a global campaign. Mary is also a leading member of Vital Voices, which provides social and political training programmes for future leaders of businesses. She’s a prominent campaigner on international issues and chairs the UN Women Leaders’ Council to Fight Human Trafficking.

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Nina Goswami

Creative Diversity Lead, BBC

Nina is the BBC’s Creative Diversity Lead for 50:50 The Equality Project and News. She spearheads initiatives to support the Corporation’s aspiration that its on-air representation reflects society. She oversees the multi-award-winning50:50 Project, which is the biggest collective action on increasing women’s representation in BBC content there’s ever been. Nina, who features in the Global Diversity List 2020’s Top 20 Diversity Professionals, is also a journalist. She returned to the BBC newsroom as a TV output editor during the coronavirus pandemic. She has worked in media her whole career including The Sunday Times and The Sunday Telegraph.

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Clare Parsons

Non-executive Director and Co-founder, Lansons

During three decades running Lansons, she has been actively involved both in the PR industry as a whole and with the not-for-profit sector. Leading the agency’s international business, Clare is on the Board of PROI Worldwide, having been it’s Global Chair from 2018 to 2020. Over the years, she has advised on committees for CIPR, is currently on the advisory panel for the National Business Awards, is a trustee of arts charity HighTide, and serves on a wide range of industry and NFP committees. Clare also mentors professionals in the arts.

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