Equal Power

Gender Equality and How to Achieve It

Jo Swinson

RRP: £8.99

7 February 2019

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781786491893

RRP: £16.99

1 February 2018

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781786491879

RRP: £6.99

1 February 2018

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781786491886

Shortlisted for the 2018 Parliamentary Book Awards (Best Memoir by a Parliamentarian)

Why is gender inequality so stubbornly persistent? Power. Even today, power remains concentrated in the hands of men right across the worlds of business, politics and culture. Decisions taken by those with power tend to perpetuate gender inequality rather than accelerate solutions. And those who see the problem often feel powerless: ingrained sexism and gender inequality can seem too huge to solve.

Equal Power holds a mirror up to society, showing the stark extent of gender inequality while making the case that everyone has the power to create change. Whether you are a teenage student, a global CEO or a taxi driver, there is much we can do as friends, consumers, parents and colleagues to create a world of Equal Power. In this inspiring and essential book, deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats and former Government Minister for Women Jo Swinson outlines the steps we can all take, small and large, to make our society truly gender equal.