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Ep 523 Vicky Pryce: Women vs Capitalism

The Women's Podcast

In her new book, Women vs Capitalism, economist Vicky Pryce presents readers with an uncomfortable truth: we will not achieve equality for women without radical changes to contemporary capitalism. In today’s episode she speaks to Kathy Sheridan about all the ways in which our economic structure is built to put women at a disadvantage, from the gendered threat of robot labour to the lack of women in economics itself. Pryce also shares her personal journey of moving from Greece to the UK in her teens, her experiences in the male-dominated financial sector and the challenges of being a working mother.

55mins

30 Sep 2021

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Episode 46: Edan Yago, Vicky Pryce & Dr Curly Moloney

Mooch FM

In this episode, Anthony is joined by Edan Yago, co-founder of Sovryn, a decentralized bitcoin trading and lending platform, to discuss all things DeFi, why he dropped everything to focus on bitcoin - and how he is driven by the opportunity to create a new, open economic system that empowers individuals globally. Anthony talks with Vicky Pryce, renowned economist and business consultant, to get the latest on Brexit, the economic impact of Covid - and her latest book ‘Women Vs. Capitalism: Why We Can't Have It All in a Free Market Economy.’Finally, Dr Curly Moloney is chief executive and co-founder of The Cambridge Code and joins Anthony to reflect on where her fascination with brain function came from, and the importance of educating people about mental health. Follow our guests on Twitter:https://twitter.com/EdanYago https://twitter.com/realVickyPryce Follow us:https://twitter.com/moochfmhttps://twitter.com/scaramucciSign up for our newsletter at:www.mooch.fm Created & produced by Podcast Partners:www.podcastpartners.com 

1hr 9mins

9 Jul 2021

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#17: Brexit & Covid-19: the impact on women with Vicky Pryce

The Purse Podcast

Vicky Pryce is Chief Economic Adviser and a board member at the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR). She was previously Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting, Director General for Economics at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and Joint Head of the UK Government Economic Service. Before that she was Partner at the accounting and consulting firm KPMG after senior economic positions in banking and the oil sector.  She has held a number of academic posts and is a Fellow and Council member of the UK Academy of Social Sciences, a Fellow of the Society of Professional Economists and a Companion of the British Academy of Management. She was until recently on the Council of the Institute for Fiscal Studies and is a member of the Advisory Board of the central banking think-tank OMFIF and of the Economic Advisory Group of the British Chambers of Commerce.  She is also a Patron of the charities Pro-Bono Economics and Working Chance. Her books include: “Greekonomics: The Euro crisis and Why Politicians Don't Get It”; “It's the Economy, Stupid- Economics for Voters”, with Ross and Urwin; “Redesigning Manufacturing”, with Nielsen and Beverland”; and “Why Women Need Quotas”. Her latest book, “Women vs Capitalism”, was published by Hurst in November 2019.. She is a frequent contributor to media broadcasts and debates on the economy and on the economic rationale for gender equality. She is co-founder of GoodCorporation, a company set up to advise on corporate social responsibility, is a Freeman and Liveryman of the City of London, was the first female Master of the Worshipful Company of Management Consultants and has been sitting on the City’s Members Diversity Working Party. We cover the following in our conversation: What does the field of economics help us to understand? Why can't women 'have it all' in a free-market economy? What is the fallout of the pandemic on women? How is Brexit in the UK adding to this negative and detrimental impact on women? According to research, an estimated 22% of employed women in the United Kingdom could find their jobs displaced by automation by 2030. What needs to happen to ensure that these women don't get left behind? What role do you see female entrepreneurs play in driving more growth, prosperity and innovation in our economy in the UK, US and globally? We are in the midst of a massive transfer to wealth globally to women. What impact will this have on the world we live in? What needs to change to ensure we reverse these negative trends on women and accelerate change for the better? If we had more women sitting at the table, for example, making decisions in government, how much more likely is it that we would see change happen a lot more quickly? What message do you have for government and policy-makers out there in order to help correct the market failure and gender inequalities we have talked about? And what would you say to women, right now, who are having to deal with so much and are simply not getting the support they need? What should they think about?

48mins

27 Jan 2021

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Episode 25 - Vicky Pryce

WorkL's Happiness Podcast

Economist, Business Consultant and Author, Vicky Pryce chats to Mark Price about her career, the value of women in business, the experience of being a working mother and the gender pay gap.

48mins

30 Jun 2020

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4. Vicky Pryce on prison, pushing on and the healing power of football

Crisis What Crisis?

Vicky Pryce is a whirlwind of positivity, productivity and energy - economist, academic, author and mother of five. But in 2013 her high-powered life took an unexpected and damaging twist when she was found guilty of accepting her ex-husband’s driving licence penalty points and was jailed for Perverting the Course of Justice. Vicky gives us a startlingly human account of her high-profile crisis. She talks of the lessons learned in prison and details the strategy she undertook to steer her life towards a successful recovery.Vicky’s Crisis Cures: 1. Football: “I support Chelsea, I’m a season ticket holder, I go with my kids and that’s a great release from tension – although of course you substitute one type of tension with another.” 2. Books: Doctor Fischer of Geneva or The Bomb Party by Graham Greene. “It’s a book about greed and it shows that the richer you are the greedier you are and the more risks you’ll be prepared to take to make more money. It’s an incredible book that I’ve read and re-read.” 3. The sea: “When I want to relax, I think of swimming and looking at the horizon on a beach in Greece.”   Links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/realVickyPryce Pro Bono Economics: https://www.probonoeconomics.comWomen in Prison: https://www.womeninprison.org.uk Working Chance: https://workingchance.org Women vs Capitalism – Why We Can’t Have It All in a Free Market Economy: https://www.hurstpublishers.com/book/women-vs-capitalismEpisode Notes: Economists pride themselves as planners and forecasters. But Vicky Pryce is a woman who found herself in the midst of an extraordinary life experience that no-one could have predicted. Or as she puts it: “What I learnt about life is that things can just happen, just like that and you can’t control it”. How does someone whose successful career has been anchored in logic and data, cope when a chain of events lead to a prison cell in Holloway?    Vicky leant heavily on her analytical skills – deciding to research and write her book whilst in prison. As she says: “I just decided in my mind to consider this as going off for a while to do a particular job... The way I survived was by almost becoming an observer, I found it fascinating, something I could learn from, you’ve got to avoid thinking of yourself as a victim right in the middle of it all.” But the fierce independence that led Vicky to leave Greece at 17 and pursue a career in London also played a key part in her recovery. For me, the most revealing moment of our conversation came when I asked Vicky if she still saw herself as that 12-year-old, riding a motorbike through the streets of Athens. “Yes,” she replied instantly, “You don’t change and I’m very much the same person .. I know more and through the process one has made loads of mistakes .. but one remains like that.” So, remember who you are, drive forward, don’t look back – the Vicky Pryce method of crisis recovery. Stream/Buy 'Allies' by Some Velvet Morning - https://ampl.ink/qp6bmSome Velvet Morning Website: www.somevelvetmorning.co.uk

54mins

25 Jun 2020

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Vicky Pryce Talks Women vs. Capitalism

At Home With Equality Now

Join Equality Now for a cozy conversation and Q&A with economist and author, Vicky Pryce, to discuss her latest book, 'Women Vs. Capitalism'. Hosted by Equality Now board member, Patricia Amira.

29mins

15 May 2020

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Vicky Pryce, "Women vs. Capitalism: Why We Can't Have It All in a Free Market Economy" (Hurst, 2019)

New Books in Sociology

Free market capitalism has failed women, and even the recent progress that had been made in closing the gender wage gap has leveled off in many rich democracies. Vicky Pryce helps us understand the causes of this ongoing discrimination, the harm it does not just to women and their families but to productivity and economic growth, and what governments can do about it.Women vs. Capitalism: Why We Can't Have It All in a Free Market Economy (Hurst, 2019) is a fresh and timely reminder that, although the #MeToo movement has been hugely important, empowerment of the mind will not achieve full power for women while there remains economic inequality. Pryce urgently calls for feminists to focus attention on this pressing issue: the pay gap, the glass ceiling, and the obstacles to women working at all. Only with government intervention in the labor market will these long-standing problems finally be conquered.From the gendered threat of robot labor to the lack of women in economics itself, this is a sharp look at an uncomfortable truth: we will not achieve equality for women in our society without radical changes to Western capitalism.Stephen Pimpare is Senior Lecturer in the Politics & Society Program and Faculty Fellow at the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire. He is the author of The New Victorians (New Press, 2004), A People’s History of Poverty in America (New Press, 2008), winner of the Michael Harrington Award, and Ghettos, Tramps and Welfare Queens: Down and Out on the Silver Screen (Oxford, 2017). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/sociology

29mins

10 Dec 2019

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Vicky Pryce, "Women vs. Capitalism: Why We Can't Have It All in a Free Market Economy" (Hurst, 2019)

New Books in Critical Theory

Free market capitalism has failed women, and even the recent progress that had been made in closing the gender wage gap has leveled off in many rich democracies. Vicky Pryce helps us understand the causes of this ongoing discrimination, the harm it does not just to women and their families but to productivity and economic growth, and what governments can do about it.Women vs. Capitalism: Why We Can't Have It All in a Free Market Economy (Hurst, 2019) is a fresh and timely reminder that, although the #MeToo movement has been hugely important, empowerment of the mind will not achieve full power for women while there remains economic inequality. Pryce urgently calls for feminists to focus attention on this pressing issue: the pay gap, the glass ceiling, and the obstacles to women working at all. Only with government intervention in the labor market will these long-standing problems finally be conquered.From the gendered threat of robot labor to the lack of women in economics itself, this is a sharp look at an uncomfortable truth: we will not achieve equality for women in our society without radical changes to Western capitalism.Stephen Pimpare is Senior Lecturer in the Politics & Society Program and Faculty Fellow at the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire. He is the author of The New Victorians (New Press, 2004), A People’s History of Poverty in America (New Press, 2008), winner of the Michael Harrington Award, and Ghettos, Tramps and Welfare Queens: Down and Out on the Silver Screen (Oxford, 2017). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/critical-theory

29mins

10 Dec 2019

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Vicky Pryce, "Women vs. Capitalism: Why We Can't Have It All in a Free Market Economy" (Hurst, 2019)

New Books in Gender

Free market capitalism has failed women, and even the recent progress that had been made in closing the gender wage gap has leveled off in many rich democracies. Vicky Pryce helps us understand the causes of this ongoing discrimination, the harm it does not just to women and their families but to productivity and economic growth, and what governments can do about it.Women vs. Capitalism: Why We Can't Have It All in a Free Market Economy (Hurst, 2019) is a fresh and timely reminder that, although the #MeToo movement has been hugely important, empowerment of the mind will not achieve full power for women while there remains economic inequality. Pryce urgently calls for feminists to focus attention on this pressing issue: the pay gap, the glass ceiling, and the obstacles to women working at all. Only with government intervention in the labor market will these long-standing problems finally be conquered.From the gendered threat of robot labor to the lack of women in economics itself, this is a sharp look at an uncomfortable truth: we will not achieve equality for women in our society without radical changes to Western capitalism.Stephen Pimpare is Senior Lecturer in the Politics & Society Program and Faculty Fellow at the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire. He is the author of The New Victorians (New Press, 2004), A People’s History of Poverty in America (New Press, 2008), winner of the Michael Harrington Award, and Ghettos, Tramps and Welfare Queens: Down and Out on the Silver Screen (Oxford, 2017). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/gender-studies

29mins

10 Dec 2019

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Vicky Pryce - Economics as a vehicle for change

The Mallen Baker Podcast

In this episode, I talk to Vicky Pryce, economist and commentator and previously Director General for Economics at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. Vicky is a prolific author, whose books include Greekonomics: The Euro Crisis and Why Politicians Don’t Get it”, “Prisonomics” and “Why Women Need Quotas”. She has also held a variety of positions – Joint Head of the UK Government Economic Service, Partner at KPMG, Co-Founder and Chair of Good Corporation, as well as numerous academic and advisory posts. In this interview we talk about how she began her journey when she left Greece at the age of 17 and began a rapid rise into the world of economics, and when she began to see how the field could make a positive impact on society. What she learned along the way, with some solid gold advice on how young people can progress quickly in their own chosen field. We talk about how she took opportunity from her high-profile adversity when she was imprisoned for taking speeding points for her then-government minister husband, and why she believes now that there should be quotas for women in business. Vicky is thoughtful, sharply intelligent and articulate, and passionately committed to making a difference. This was one of my favourite interviews to date, and I’m sure you’ll get a lot of value from it. Show notes What did the world look like to the young Vicky as she left Greece at the age of 17 to move to London? (2:03) What was it like growing up in the dictatorship in Greece? (5:24) The challenges of studying economics at the LSE and making early protests (7:43) Vicky’s early adventures in misleading Canadian tourists (10:40) The first step into the world of work, why rapid advancement followed, and why smaller organisations can be a great place to start a career (11:40) Vicky’s role as corporate economist for Exxon (16:34) The move to KPMG as Chief Economist, and why it pushed Vicky towards practical real-world applications not just forecasts (21:34) Why working for the public sector gave more opportunities for making a real impact on society (25:30) Co-founding and chairing Good Corporation (27:56) The path that led to publishing Vicky’s first book Greekonomics, and the astonishing reality of what has been happening in Greece in recent years (30:53) What Vicky discovered was wrong with the womens’ prison system during her time inside that led to her book ‘Prisonomics’ (36:14) How did the adversity of that time change Vicky’s character? (41:35) Why does Vicky believe there should be quotas for women in business? (44:21) Vicky’s personal purpose (50:21) One single practical change Vicky would bring about before she hung up her gloves (50:32) One piece of advice she would give to her younger self (50:42) Who is an impressive change-maker Vicky has been inspired by? (50:55) What mistake has Vicky made that led to some learning or personal growth? (51:55) What habit would Vicky most want to change? (52:15) What book, or books, have inspired Vicky’s thinking or her life? (52:51) What advice would Vicky give to young people looking to be successful and also make an impact on the world? (53:21) Links Vicky on twitter Vicky’s website Dr Fisher of Geneva or the Bomb Party, by Graham Greene

54mins

4 Dec 2018

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