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Mon, Feb 22



Zoom - MVWI - February Meeting - Ladies Can't Climb Ladders

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Zoom - MVWI - February Meeting - Ladies Can't Climb Ladders
Zoom - MVWI - February Meeting - Ladies Can't Climb Ladders

Time & Location

Feb 22, 2021, 8:00 PM



About the Event

Our speaker this month is Jane Robinson, author of Ladies Can't Climb Ladders

It is a myth that the First World War liberated women.  The Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act of 1919 was one of the most significant pieces of legislation in modern Britain. It should have marked a social revolution, opening the doors of the traditional professions to women who had worked so hard during the War, and welcoming them inside as equals.  But what really happened? Ladies Can't Climb Ladders focuses on the lives of pioneering women forging careers in the fields of medicine, law, academia, architecture, engineering and the church. In her startling study into the public and private worlds of these unsung heroines, Jane Robinson sheds light on their desires and ambitions, and how family and society responded to this emerging class of working women.  Ladies Can't Climb Ladders is written in their honour. Their shared vision, sacrifice and spirited perseverance began a process we have yet to finish. Their experiences raise live questions about equal opportunity, the gender pay gap, the work/life balance - and whether it is possible for women to have it all.

We'll also be joined by Samaritans Kingston for a quick talk about the work they do and how our fundraising could help them.

We'll be meeting using webchat service, Zoom. You can find it here:

If you will be using a phone or tablet, you may need to download the app in advance.

The Meeting ID is  292-686-6045.

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