This House Believes Women Can Have It All
In over a century since the first International Women’s Day, feminism has radically transformed the lives of women across the globe. Despite this, some fundamental questions remain unanswered. Can one woman achieve it all: sexual freedom, career success, relationships, and alongside all that, an unspoiled feminist scorecard? The worlds of choice feminism and corporate feminism continue to maintain that women can ‘have it all’ within the structures of the existing system, but new waves of feminist activists seek to explode the myth of multitasking. Is ‘having it all’ a feminist war cry, or an impossible target invented by the patriarchy to keep women overworked and uncomplaining?
Emily Thornberry- Emily Thornberry is a Labour MP who has previously served as shadow foreign secretary and shadow secretary of state. From 1985 to 2005, she worked as a human rights lawyer before rising to prominence under Ed Miliband’s leadership.
Mitch Oliver- Mitch Oliver is the vice president of Stonewall, and has sat on the Board of the UK business for several years. She is also the vice president of marketing at Mars Chocolate having joined their graduate scheme and has been named Marketer of the Year.
Sara Tate- Until June 2021, Sara Tate was the CEO of a prominent advertising agency, TBWALondon. She left to develop a consultancy advising companies on how to change their workplace culture. Tate is also a founding member of the London Two Percent Club, which aims to resolve the underrepresentation of women in senior positions.