Jul 18, 2019
In the last full episode before Undercurrents' summer break, Ben is joined by Chatham House colleague Leah de Haan for two interviews from the annual Gender and Growth Forum.
Ben speaks with Rosamund Ebdon, Head of Policy at Plan International, about a new report looking at girls' perceptions of leadership. They discuss how to improve the gender balance in management, the importance of role models and whether society's understanding of leadership qualities should change.
Leah then explores the challenges presented by ageing populations, particularly prevalent in Europe, with leading demography expert Sergei Scherbov. They assess whether existing policy is properly adjusted to meet the needs of older people, and what else can be done.
Watch highlights of the 2019 Chatham House Gender and Growth Forum:
Read the report:
Speakers: Rosamund Ebdon and Sergei Scherbov
Hosts: Ben Horton and Leah de Haan
Producer: Ben Horton
Sound Editor: Jamie Reed
Record and produced at Chatham House, London